Thank you for your interest in our equine theriogenology residency program. We are proud of our program and the ultimate professional success of our current and former residents.
Although a complete description of our program might be daunting, there are a number of features of our program that we would like to bring to your attention.
- Two-year clinical program, or three-year clinical/Master of Science program, that allows adequate time to train and prepare for certification by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT), including a total of four to six months (for two- or three-year programs, respectively) of professional development time to prepare for board-certification.
- A large, diverse equine theriogenology case load, including:
- Reproductive management of a 100-mare/6-stallion Texas Department of Criminal Justice breeding herd and a 40-mare/4-stallion Departmental teaching/research herd.
- In-clinic reproductive management of mares being bred with fresh, cooled, and frozen semen.
- In-clinic provision of reproductive services for mares and stallions (prepurchase breeding soundness examinations, pregnancy examinations, and evaluations for infertility and male reproductive disorders).
- Primary and secondary management of referral equine dystocias and postpartum diseases.
- Surgical and postoperative management of perineal lacerations and fistulas, urine pooling, perineal reconstructions, and laser surgical removal of endometrial cysts.
- Evaluation of over 100 endometrial biopsies/year through referral interpretation service.
- Evaluation of over 100 sperm morphologies and computerized sperm motility analyses/year through referral evaluation service.
- Stallion research projects entailing collection and evaluation of over 500 ejaculates per year.
- Reproductive and surgical management of commercial oocyte transfer program for mares.
- Participation in numerous ongoing research programs/trials in gamete physiology and function.
- Funding for travel and other academic uses (e.g., photocopying, making slides, attending scientific meetings).
- In-house funding for pilot research projects, and excellent opportunities for collaborative clinical research on existing funded programs in equine reproduction, epidemiology, and infectious diseases.
- Strong faculty commitment toward our residents attaining board-certification.
- A friendly, collegial work environment.