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Veterinarians

Cliff Honnas, DVM, DACVS
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Nathan Canada, DVM,

MS, DACVS

Francisco Alvarez, DVM

Lauren Underwood, DVM, IVCA

Sierra Chanutin, DVM
Emily Hughes, 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. 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. They are proud parents of three daughters Kahlan Elise born November 13, 2014 and twin girls, Aralyn Faith and Hadlyn Grace, born October 30, 2018. 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 Texas A&M in 2013 with a degree in Forensic Law and was also a member of the Corps of Cadets for four years. In December 2016, he married Lexi and they now reside in London, England where he is attending the Royal Veterinary College. In May 2017, Cheri received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University and is completing a three-year emergency critical care residency at Texas A&M University. Kenny is a senior at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in nutrition and will be applying to medical school after graduation. He recently married Kara on May 28, 2019 who is currently working on her nursing degree at Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton, Texas. Jesse is studying pre-medicine at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and was also recruited to play running back on their football team. Jesse married Abigail on June 14, 2019, who recently received her degree in economics and finance from Centre University in Danville, Kentucky.

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 three beautiful children, daughters, Peighton and Makinley and son Sutton. 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.

Francisco Alvarez, DVM

​​Dr. Francisco Alvarez, originally from Baytown, Texas, moved to College Station in 2007 and worked as a Large Animal Surgery Technician at Texas A&M University while taking class in the evenings. In 2012, he graduated with his undergraduate degree in poultry science. All the while raising a young family with the love and support of his wife Isabel.

Dr. Alvarez earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University in 2017. While at Texas A&M, he received the Aggie Spirit Award in recognition of outstanding courage and determination in the face of adversity. He also was the recipient of the Rodeo Austin Scholarship, and Externship, assisting rodeo veterinarians in the treatment of rodeo horses, rough stock, and show animals. In June 2017, Dr. Alvarez accepted a one-year internship position at Texas Equine Hospital. Upon successful completion of his internship, Dr. Alvarez returned a few short months later in March 2019 and joined the team as an associate veterinarian.

He and his wife have two children Andrew and Alyssa. When not working Dr. Alvarez enjoys spending time with  family, hiking, camping, and 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 horse, Dan. 

Sierra Chanutin, DVM (Intern)

Sierra was born and raised in south Florida, where her and her twin sister Sidney grew up riding both english and western. Sierra fell in love with horses at a very young age and got her first horse at the age of 8 years old. This interest in horses led Sierra to peruse a career as a Veterinarian early on in her life.

Sierra graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2019. During veterinary school Sierra focused her studies on equine medicine and was very active in the student chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She received the Calder race course scholarship which is awarded to a senior student that demonstrates excellence in knowledge and treatment of performance horses and was awarded a Certificate of Clinical Excellence by the ACVIM (American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine). 

In her free time, Sierra enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and multitude of animals which includes two horses, two cats, three dogs, and three chickens. Her favorite outdoor activity is trail riding with her horses Bolo and Ruby.

Emily Hughes, DVM (Intern)

Dr. Emily Hughes was born and raised in North Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 2010 and completed her Master's degree in Equine Reproduction in 2015. During that time, Emily worked as a veterinary technician for about eight years in both small animal and equine practices, including Texas Equine Hospital in the months prior to attending veterinary school. She also participated in an equine breeding internship at Birdsong Farms in Hearne, Texas during her Master's education.

 

In September of 2019, Emily graduated from veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts where she served as the Student Chapter of AAEP President and as a research assistant studying the reproductive cycle of Caribbean donkeys. This awarded her the opportunity to travel and represent Ross in research poster competitions and publications at the AAEP and Society for Theriogenology conferences. She also received professional scholarships from the AAEP and TEVA. For her final year of veterinary school, Emily went to Texas A&M to focus on equine medicine and completed equine externships in New Zealand, Kentucky, and here in Texas. Her professional interests include theriogenology and veterinary emergency response and she is in the process of earning her Equine Acupuncture Certification through the Chi Institute. 

 

When she's not working, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors, with her family, and with her three dogs and cat. 

Sara Manceaux, DVM (Intern)

Dr. Sara graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in September 2019. Born and raised outside Houston, Texas she always knew she wanted to work with animals. She volunteered her time at a mixed animal practice throughout high school and into college. She attended Texas A&M University where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Science in 2012. After graduating, she received her Teaching Certification which she used to teach high school sciences for two years. It was during this time her passion for working with animals was renewed. During vet school, her interest in equine medicine was reinforced when she spent some time in Thailand working with the Asian elephants. During her clinical year at Texas A&M she tracked equine medicine and developed a special interest in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. 

 

During her free time, Sara enjoys being with her family, including her boxer Khaleesi, and spending time with friends.

Clara Seiwert, DVM (Intern)

Dr. Clara graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. Originally from Kansas, she went to Kansas State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-veterinary medicine. While in undergrad she worked for three years in small animal and equine practices which furthered her interest in veterinary medicine. She spent a summer working on a Gpysy horse farm in Blanchard, Oklahoma after which she focused her interests on horses. During veterinary school she spent time in South Africa working on a research project looking at giraffes under anesthesia and was an active member in her AAEP chapter. While in her clinical year in vet school she received a scholarship for her work in equine medicine. When not working Dr. Clara likes spending time with family and friends and taking her dog, Daisy, on hikes.

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