David Stephens, DVM, DABVP.
Graduated from Texas A&M University in 1990, which was followed by a one-year internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. Upon completion of a surgery residency at Oklahoma State University in 1994, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) in 1995. Subsequently, he was a staff surgeon at Equine Veterinary Associates in Conroe, Texas for 1 year, and then partnered with Dr. Scott Weems to establish Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in 1997.
Lisa Schultz, DVM.
Received a B.S. from the University of Findlay in equestrian studies. Upon graduation she worked as an anesthesia technician in an equine referal hospital practice in Pittsburgh, PA. From there, she attended veterinary school at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Upon graduation Lisa completed a reproductive internship at 6666 Ranch in Guthrie, TX and joined the team at Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital in 2002. Her interests include podiatry and ophthalmology.
Thiago Provasi Scaramuzza
Dr. Thiago Scaramuzza was born and raised in Novo Horizonte, a small town in São Paulo state, Brazil. He comes from a family of farmers, that’s where his enthusiasm in becoming an equine veterinarian came from. In 2007 Dr. Scaramuzza earned his veterinary medical degree from Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP – Jaboticabal, SP), followed by a one-year internship at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Texas. In 2009 he joined Weems and Stephens Equine Hospital staff as a veterinarian assistant and became an associate veterinarian in 2016, after acquiring his licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Texas. Dr. Scaramuzza speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish, and in his spare time he enjoys traveling with his family and cooking. His clinical interests include neonatology, critical care cases and lameness.
Pat Garrett, D.V.M.
Dr. Pat was born and raised in Montgomery, AL. He grew up the son of a cattle buyer so he spent the majority of his youth in the alleys of sale barns and order buying pens in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. He competed in steer wrestling and team roping in high school and continued into college at Mississippi State University. There he earned his B.S. in Animal Science and went on to earn his DVM in 2000. After veterinary school, he practiced in Texas, Alabama, and Florida. He has been in the Pilot Point, TX area since 2006. His main areas of interest are equine reproduction and sports medicine. He still enjoys team roping, and has also shown some in the reining. He raises some reining horses as well as beef cattle.
Graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed an internship at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky in 2011 followed by a surgical residency at the University of Georgia 2011-2014. He joined Weems & Stephens in 2014. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2015. Clinical interests include all aspects of equine surgery including orthopedic, upper airway, and laparoscopic surgery as well as lameness.
Tyler Holtmeyer, DVM
Dr. Holtmeyer graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012. During three undergraduate years, he studied Animal Science at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Following completion of his veterinary training, Tyler completed an internship at Texas Equine Hospital where he worked closely with Dr. Cliff Honnas in the area of equine sports medicine and surgery.
Dr. Holtmeyer was the 2012 recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Leslie C. Murphy Scholarship for scholastic achievement, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Certificate of Clinical Excellence, John W. Pierce Scholarship in Food Animal and Equine Veterinary Medicine, and the Ann Miller and Jerome Roth Scholarship for expressed interest in equine practice, passion for veterinary medicine and public service. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Holtmeyer’s primary interests are equine sports medicine, neonatology and rehabilitation. He has a special interest in objective gait analysis and has used the Lameness Locator® extensively. He is currently licensed in Texas and Missouri and is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Equine Veterinary Association, The Society of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Texas Veterinary Medical Association and the Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.
While in veterinary school, Dr. Holtmeyer completed externships at Texas Equine Hospital, Reata Equine Hospital, Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Legacy Equine Medical and Surgical Centre, Quail Valley Veterinary Clinic and he worked as a herdsman for Circle A Angus Ranch.
Dr. Holtmeyer grew up in the rural community of St. Elizabeth, Missouri. Dr. Holtmeyer and his wife, Megan, now live in Pilot Point, Texas with their seven dogs (Daisy, Delilah, Remi, Callie, Duke, Gizmo and Bertie Sue). In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing sports, spending time with family and friends and being outdoors.
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