Nathan Canada, DVM,
Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA
Kyler Gilbreath, DVM, MS
Brittany Campbell, DVM
Brook Heitman, DVM
Jessica Jackson, DVM
Sam McClanahan, DVM
Manuel Sifuentes, 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.
Kyler Gilbreath, DVM, MS
Dr. Kyler Gilbreath grew up in Andrews, Texas. His experience riding and time spent with local
veterinarians helped him choose to pursue a career in equine medicine. Kyler attended
Texas A&M University where he received three degrees including his DVM in May of 2021. During this time, he also attended horseshoeing school and worked as a farrier's apprentice.
After graduating from vet school, Kyler accepted a position with Peak Performance Equine
Hospital in Granbury, Texas. During this time, he gained experience in all aspects of equine
medicine. His specific interests include lameness and podiatry. He is currently working towards
his certification through the American Farriers Association (AFA).
Brittany Campbell, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Brittany Campbell grew up in Friendswood, TX where she was involved in 4-H, many youth horse shows and high school rodeos. Brittany’s passion to pursue a career in veterinary medicine was strengthened through her time with her own horses and time spent working for a local veterinary clinic. She attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree and received her bachelors in Allied Health in 2009. During this time she worked in Large Animal Surgery at Texas A&M’s Large Animal Hospital with Dr. Honnas and then was a technician here at Texas Equine Hospital when it opened in 2009. After her time at Texas A&M, Brittany taught high school science and coached tennis in Friendswood for ten years before returning to veterinary school at Texas A&M. Brittany graduated with her DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023.
In her free time, Dr. Campbell enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors, fishing or riding horses with her son Parker.
Brook Heitman, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Brook Heitman grew up in Round Rock, Texas. She has always had a special interest in horses and knew from a young age she wanted to pursue the career in veterinary medicine. Brook attended Texas A&M University for her undergraduate degree and received her Bachelors degree in Animal Science in 2016. In between undergraduate and veterinary school, Brook worked at an equine breeding facility in Oklahoma and then went on to be a veterinary technician at an equine hospital. Brook graduated with her DVM from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2023. Brook enjoys all aspects of equine veterinary medicine, but she has a particular interest in theriogenology.
In her free time, Brook enjoys tending to her cattle, riding her horses and photography.
Jessica Jackson, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Jessica Jackson was born and raised in Paradise, California where she grew up riding horses. She played collegiate volleyball at Feather River College in California where she graduated with an Associates Degree. Jessica then transferred to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas to finish her volleyball eligibility and complete her undergraduate degree. She received a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from WT in 2018 and worked at an equine exclusive clinic that solidified her decision to become an equine practitioner. Jessica attended Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated May of 2023.
In her free time she enjoys fishing, cooking, adventuring with her blue heeler, Josie, and spending time with her family.
Samuel McClanahan, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Sam McClanahan was born and raised in Denton, Texas with little exposure to horses and livestock. Near the end of high school, his Bible study leader, an equine veterinarian, asked him if he had ever considered pursuing equine medicine. Dr. McClanahan spent one day with him and knew this was the career he wanted to devote himself to. He went to Texas A&M University to study Animal Science and was subsequently accepted into Texas A&M's College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated with his DVM in 2023. Dr. McClanahan is interested in all aspects of equine medicine with special interests in sports medicine and surgery.
Dr. McClanahan loves to spend time with his friends and family playing games or doing outdoor activities, knocking items off his wife's honey-do list, and being involved at his local church.
Manuel Sifuentes, DVM (Intern)
Dr. Manuel Sifuentes was raised in Waxahacie, Texas and grew up enjoying being around livestock, but always found himself gravitating towards horses the most. He began riding at a young age and later started competing in Charreadas. This sparked his interest in becoming an equine veterinarian. He attended Texas A&M University for his undergraduate degree and received his bachelor's degree in Animal Science in 2018.
During his gap year, he worked for a residential construction company and then graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2023. He enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, but has a special interest in sports medicine and surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. Sifuentes enjoys playing soccer, pickleball, riding horses, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.