Nathan Canada, DVM,
Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA
Amanda Sarbry, DVM
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. He had a very active clinical practice at the university as well as an active consulting practice throughout the state of Texas. In January 2009, Dr. Honnas opened Texas Equine Hospital.
Dr. Honnas enjoys raising his South Poll cattle and regenerative ranching.
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 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.
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.
Sarah Birdsong, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Sarah Birdsong graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2022. During vet school, she worked at the equine hospital as an overnight student technician all four years to gain as much experience as possible. Sarah was also a board member of both the student chapter of AAEP and AVMA. She is originally from Florida and knew from a young age that she wanted to be an equine veterinarian. She grew up riding and started competing in the hunter/jumper disciplines in high school. Sarah received her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2018 from the University of West Florida. She competed with her undergraduate’s IHSA team all four years and also competed locally with her own horse.
Sarah enjoys spending her free time exploring new places, taking her dog for walks, and spending time with her friends, family, and horses.
Kyler N. Jenkins, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Kyler Jenkins graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022. Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas he knew from a young age that his goal was to become a veterinarian. Kyler grew up in a farming and ranching family and obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. While in veterinary school Kyler served as class president for 3 years and was an active member in AAEP, AVMA and VMBA (business). In his free time, Kyler loves being outdoors. He enjoys fishing, boating and spending time with his yellow lab, Roscoe.
Romina Landazuri, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Landazuri graduated from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (AVMA accredited school) in 2019. Since she started vet school she felt a special interest in horses. That interest motivated her to work as a volunteer in a university equine hospital for two years where she discovered her passion. Before she concluded her grade she made rotations in equine hospitals around her country.
After graduation she worked at a horse breeding farm for two years and then she continued with her education studying a specialization program in Equine Medicine and Surgery in UNAM 2021-2022.
In her spare time she enjoys to spend time with her family and friends and she likes going for a walk, or for a hike in nature.