Nathan Canada, DVM,
Elizabeth Harris, DVM
Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA
Cliff Honnas, DVM, DACVS
Dr. Cliff Honnas, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1984 from Colorado State University. He subsequently completed a one-year internship in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M University, followed by a three-year residency in Equine Surgery at the University of California — Davis, California. In 1988, he relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he taught Equine Surgery at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he became board certified in Equine Surgery. In 1989, he and his family moved to College Station, Texas to work at Texas A&M University as an Equine Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Honnas practiced at Texas A&M University for 19 years, and was a tenured full professor. Dr. Honnas had a very active clinical practice at the university as well as an active consulting practice throughout the state of Texas.
Dr. Honnas and his wife, Lorie, live in Robertson County and have six children. They both were raised in Christian homes and accepted Jesus as their own personal Savior at early ages. They strived to raise their children in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their oldest daughter, Audre, and her husband Daniel are both attorneys living in Elizabethton, Tennessee. The couple graduated from the Regent University's School of Law in Virginia with Juris Doctor degrees. Daniel serves as the City Manager of Elizabethton. They are proud parents of three daughters Kahlan Elise and twin girls, Aralyn Faith and Hadlyn Grace. Mollie is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Master's degree from the Professional Program of Accounting at the Mays Business School, and received a minor in music. She is working as the CFO and CPA for Texas Equine Hospital. Henre graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London, England in 2020. He completed a one-year internship with Pioneer Equine in Oakdale, California. Henre and his wife Lexi welcomed their son, Owen, in early 2021 and are currently living in Indiana where he's completing a three-year equine surgical residency at Purdue University. Cheri received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2017. She then completed a one-year small animal internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia and then a one-year emergency critical care residency at Texas A&M University. Cheri is currently working as a small animal veterinarian at a clinic in Austin, Texas. Kenny received a degree in Nutrition from Texas A&M University and is currently in his first year of medical school at the University of Queensland in Australia. His wife Kara is a Cath Lab nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Bryan, Texas. Jesse graduated from Harding University in 2020 and recently completed his first year at Parker University College of Chiropractics in Dallas, Texas. His wife Abigail works for Apogee, a software company for colleges.
Nathan Canada, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dr. Nathan Canada attended Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and received his DVM in 2011. After graduating, he completed a one year internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida. He then traveled to Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center for an additional year of training. During this time, he was selected to enter the equine surgery residency program at KSU. He completed his residency in July of 2016 and received his master’s degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. He obtained diplomate status by passing all parts of the ACVS certification examination in February 2017.
Dr. Canada is originally from Yukon, Oklahoma. Growing up, he worked at a mixed animal clinic for over 10 years. In 2008, he married his high school sweetheart, Lauren, and they have been blessed with four beautiful children, daughters, Peighton and Makinley and sons Sutton and Brock. In his spare time, Dr. Canada enjoys spending time with his family, connecting with others through his local church, and anything that involves being outdoors, especially fishing.
Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA
Raised in the heart of Louisiana, Dr. Lauren Underwood's passion for animals began at an early age. Since she was 8 years old, she competed in hunter/jumper events and continued competing throughout college. Owning her horse, Dan, led her to be in close contact with veterinarians which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the veterinary field. She attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette where she obtained her Bachelors in Animal Science degree in December 2013. While in undergrad, she worked at both small animal hospitals and an equine hospital to understand and see the workings of all aspects of veterinary medicine. Equine medicine interested Lauren the most and lead her to concentrate on equine throughout vet school. In August 2014, Lauren began veterinary school at Louisiana State University. She was an active member of AAEP and SFT (society for theriogenology) and graduated with honors in May 2018. All aspects of equine medicine interest Lauren, but she has specific enthusiasm for neonatal care and theriogenology.
In June 2019, Dr. Underwood successfully completed a one year internship at Texas Equine Hospital and was then hired on as an associate veterinarian. In 2018, during her intern year, she also obtained her IVCA (International Veterinary Chiropractic Association) certification and fulfills all the chiropractic needs of the hospital.
Growing up in Louisiana has given Lauren a love for the outdoors and for delicious food. In her spare time, she can be found spending time with family, friends, her two dogs, and her horses, Dan and Savannah.
Elizabeth Harris, DVM
Raised in central North Carolina, Dr. Harris spent most of her time growing up at a local stable riding, teaching lessons, and competing. She attended NC State University for her undergraduate training and completed her B.S. in Animal Science with a concentration in Veterinary Bioscience in 2015. Dr. Harris then stayed on to pursue vet school at the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine. During her time as an undergraduate and veterinary student, she worked as a research assistant in a lab studying stem cell immunology and regenerative therapies in horses. She was also an active member of the NC State student chapter of AAEP and helped to organize educational events for the community. Her clinical experience throughout vet school led her to pursue a career in equine practice after graduation in 2019.
After finishing veterinary school, Dr. Harris moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a one year rotating equine medicine and surgery internship at the Louisiana State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital which she completed in June 2020.
In her spare time, Liz enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and hiking with her dog, Niko.
Amanda Sarbry, DVM
Dr. Amanda Sarbry graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2020. Born and raised in Florida she knew at a young age she wanted to be a veterinarian. She showed within the APHA and AQHA circuits throughout high school and into college. She attended the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science in 2014. During her undergrad, she competed with the UF equestrian team and worked as a laboratory animal veterinary technician. In 2016 she attended Lincoln Memorial University, where she received a Masters in Business Administration.
During vet school, Amanda spent her time working with local donkeys and exploring the beautiful island of St. Kitts with her classmates. Amanda is also in the process of earning her Equine Acupuncture Certification through the Chi Institute. She spent her clinical year at Oregon State University, where she further developed an interest in large animal surgery. Whenever she has free time, Amanda enjoys hiking with her two rescue mutts, Harley and Molly. She also enjoys restoring and taking road trips with her antique tincan camper trailer.
Katie Newman, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Katie Newman graduated from Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2021. She knew from a young age that she wanted to be a veterinarian and work with horses. Originally from the Chicago area, she grew up riding and competing in the hunter/jumper disciplines. Katie received her bachelors degree in animal science from Kansas State University in 2017. During her undergraduate years, Katie competed on the dairy cattle judging team, rode for IHSA, participated in several research studies involving both dairy and beef cattle, and spent two years as a student worker in the Kansas State CVM Equine Hospital.
Katie loves to spend her free time outdoors. She enjoys fishing, kayaking and spending time with her horse, Farrah, and two miniature donkeys, Polar Bear and Jeremiah.
Caroline Parker, MPH, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Caroline Parker graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Spring of 2020. Originally from St. Louis, she realized at a young age that her passion of riding horses and interest in medical science lent themselves perfectly to a career as an equine veterinarian. Caroline received her degrees in Animal Science and Biology from the University of Findlay in 2016. During her time at Findlay, Caroline took part in the university's show cattle team, was active in the Morgan Horse show ring, and worked at a 24-hour small animal hospital.
While in veterinary school, Caroline assisted with research on equine metabolic disorders and worked in the veterinary school's clinical pathology laboratory. She also attended classes at the University of Alabama School of Public Health to earn her Master's in Public Health in the Spring of 2020. Following graduation, Caroline completed a year-long rotating internship in equine field service, surgery, medicine, and emergency/critical care at The Ohio State University Galbreath Equine Hospital.
Caroline spends her free time taking care of her large collection of house plants and riding her horse. She also enjoys relaxing with her Great Dane, Stan Lee, and Irish Wolfhound, Teagan.