Vince Violabegan his medical career in the United States Army in 1988 after being assigned to the 382nd MASH, USAR, Erie, Pennsylvania. Prior to that he successfully completed basic training and medical specialist/combat medic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. He attended PA school at Gannon University in Erie Pennsylvania where he was awarded an ROTC scholarship. After graduation in 1991, he has held several positions in his 27 year career as a PA ranging from family medicine, Emergency medicine, occupational medicine, orthopedic surgery and physical rehabilitation. In 2003 he was an honor graduate from Duke University’s certificate program in Occupational and Industrial medicine. In 2006, he completed a sports medicine fellowship from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Medicine. That particular education has served him well as he is very passionate about serving as a volunteer to many sports medicine venues to include local high schools and college athletic programs in Abilene and the surrounding area. Before joining IPA, he worked for 13 years at Texas Sport and Spine clinic where he focused on diagnosis and treatment with strategic interventional pain management procedures and non-surgical sports injury management.
In his spare time he enjoys golf and watching his children in their athletic endeavors as well as working in his vineyard. He also enjoys cooking Italian food with his wife.