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Equine Theriogenology Service

For large animal appointments call (979) 845-3541 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day
Equine Theriogenology

Our Service

Our Equine Theriogenology Service provides comprehensive and advanced diagnostic and therapeutic methods to maximize reproductive efficiency in stallions and broodmares.  Led by nationally renowned experts in the field of stallion fertility and assisted reproductive techniques, our service is supported by 5 board-certified equine theriogenologists with diverse backgrounds and broad clinical interests.  Our reproduction laboratory is a full service facility offering our patients and clients access to the latest assisted reproductive technologies including semen cryopreservation, low-dose insemination techniques, oocyte transfer, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and cloning. We understand the challenges of and frustrations of a barren mare and work with our clients and referring veterinarians towards the ultimate successful outcome - a healthy foal.

To schedule an appointment with one of our team, please call (979) 845-3541.

Our Team

Our clinical faculty are leaders in the field of equine reproduction. We understand the complex systems of a horse's body and have access to state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools to help you achieve your goals.   Our entire team of clinicians, residents and interns, fourth year veterinary students, and support staff are dedicated individuals that appreciate a total approach to the health and well-being of horses.

Terry Blanchard

Terry Blanchard, DVM, MS, DACT

Professor

Dr. Terry Blanchard received his DVM from Kansas State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. His special interests include theriogenology and ambulatory emergency, stallion and mare reproduction, management strategies to improve stallion fertility, and stallion testicular dysfunction.

Steven Brinsko

Steven Brinsko, DVM, MS, PhD, DACT

Professor

Dr. Steven Brinsko received his DVM from the University of Florida. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. His special interests include equine theriogenology, sperm membrane function, and semen preservation.

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Charles Love

Charles Love, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor

Dr. Charles Love received his DVM from the University of Missouri. His special interests include equine theriogenology, sperm function, evaluation of fertility, and flow cytometry.

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Dickson Varner

Dickson Varner, DVM, MS, DACT

Professor & Pin Oak Stud Chair of Stallion Reproductive Studies

Dr. Dickson Varner received his DVM from the University of Missouri. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists. His special interests include equine theriogenology, fertility probes for stallions, in-vitro preservation of equine spermatozoa, capacitation of equine spermatozoa, assisted reproductive techniques, and subfertility in stallions.

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Stephanie Walbornn

Stephanie Walbornn, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Stephanie Walbornn completed her BS as well as her DVM at the University of Florida before beginning her residency at Texas A&M University.

Katrina LaCaze

Veterinary Technician

Sheila Teague

Sheila Teague

Veterinary Technician

Sheila Teague received her BS in Animal Science from Texas A&M University, where she also received her MS in Reproductive Physiology.  After finishing her Master’s, she accepted a position as a Research Technician at Texas A&M University working on the Rhodococcus equi or foal pneumonia study before working in Equine Theriogenology.  Sheila enjoys her position, which allows her to conduct research, work with clinical cases, and teach veterinary students as well as graduate students.