Houston Rodeo’s Mission and Vision with Dr. Kelly Larkin

April 10, 2023

For over 90 years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been a center of entertainment and sportsmanship. This event continues to be a hub of notable scholarships for college students and volunteering, particularly within the medical community. From injuries sustained by the rodeo athletes to preventive care and training, healthcare is a vital part of the rodeo experience.

What is the significance of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and how does it shape the lives of the employees, volunteers, and people who attend the event?

On today’s episode of Highway to Health, host David Kemp talks with Dr. Kelly Larkin, the founder of the Sports Medicine Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, about the mission and impact of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The two discuss:

  1. Kelly Larkin’s background in healthcare and how she came to be a part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo scene
  2. The magnitude of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the multiple medical committees involved
  3. Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s offered scholarships, the importance of volunteers, and how teamwork effects everything

“We have scholarships for students going into Texas colleges, and they get a four-year scholarship,” Larkin said. “That’s the majority. We also do grants. We have grants that align with mission and vision of the rodeo. It may be a reading program, or it may be something else that goes along with youth and education and agriculture.”

Dr. Kelly Larkin is the founder of the Sports Medicine Committee at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Larkin is a board-certified emergency medicine physician and the Founder and President/CEO of The Larkin Group. Her specialty areas include Emergency Medicine, Healthcare Consulting, Healthcare Management, Medical Coding, Billing and Collection, EMS Transport Services, Healthcare Staffing, Physician Relations, and Medical Education.

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