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Meet Our

Veterinarians

Cliff Honnas, DVM, DACVS
Cliff Honnas, DVM, DACVS
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Nathan Canada, DVM,

MS, DACVS

Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA

Kyler Gilbreath, DVM, MS

Lex Baldwin, DVM
Lex Baldwin, DVM
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Kyler Jenkins, DVM
Kyler Jenkins, DVM
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Romina Landazuri, DVM

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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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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).

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Lex Baldwin, DVM (Intern)

Dr. Lex Baldwin was born and raised in Idaho where his family raced thoroughbreds on the racetracks in Idaho and the surrounding states. He knew he always wanted to be a veterinarian and watching different surgeons during vet school peaked his interest in surgery even more. He attended Utah State University and received a Bachelors degree in Animal and Dairy Veterinary Science. He then attended Ross University for vet school followed by completing his clinical year at Texas A&M University. 

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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.

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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 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.

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