Dr. Wayne Schmotzer - ACVS Veterinary Surgeon
Dr. Schmotzer earned his BS and DVM degrees from Michigan State University in 1981. In 1982, he joined the faculty at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine as an Instructor in Medicine. In 1983, he was selected for a three year large animal surgical residency at Oregon State University. In 1988, Dr. Schmotzer was trained in advanced arthroscopic surgery at Colorado State University. He became a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1992 and a tenured Associate Professor in 1993. While a clinical surgeon at OSU, Dr. Schmotzer developed an ophthalmology referral service and authored or co-authored over 40 scientific publications. Dr. Schmotzer was a founder of BEMC and is a co-owner along with Dr. Krebs. Today, he practices as a specialist in lameness, joint disease, angular limb deformities and colic, as well as arthroscopic and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Schmotzer continues his special interest in equine ophthalmology. Active research continues in laser surgery, colic surgery, and innovative surgical techniques.
Dr. Wendy Krebs
Dr. Krebs graduated with honors from the University of Oregon in 1997, with a BS degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. She earned her dual DVM degrees from Oregon State University and Washington State University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, and completed a post-graduate internship in surgery, internal medicine, reproduction, and dentistry at BEMC. She completed a four year long ACVS surgical residency program at BEMC under the tutelage of Dr. Schmotzer. She has been a partner and co-owner of BEMC since 2008. Her practice interests include all aspects of surgery, performance horse sports medicine, internal medicine, and preventive care.
Dr. Krebs has conducted research on the use of lasers for pastern joint fusion and prevention of incisional drainage following colic surgery.
She has owned and competed with horses throughout most of her life, starting with a Shetland pony in 4-H and eventually moving into eventing at the one star level when she was in high school. Her early exposure to horses inspired her in large part to become an equine veterinarian, although she dabbled in journalism for a time and still enjoys writing educational articles; she currently trains her warmblood mare, Aria, in three day eventing. She is married to husband Brant and has a young son, Finn. They live in Tumalo on Copper Moon Ranch, where they raise hay, horses, chickens and turkeys! She enjoys travel, almost any kind of outdoor activity, and cooking.
Dr. Mary Masterson
Dr. Masterson joined BEMC in 2006, and is currently affiliated as a part-time associate. Dr. Masterson is a graduate of the Tufts University Veterinary School and completed an internship at Alamo Pintado, a premier equine veterinary clinic in California. She travels the hunter jumper show circuit much of the year, working independently from BEMC. Dr. Masterson has had horses all her life and competed extensively in the hunter jumper discipline as a junior. She actively shows her warmblood mare, Glory.
Dr. Jessica Evans
Dr. Jessica Evans became a veterinary associate at BEMC in 2008. She graduated in 2007 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and then completed a one year internship in equine medicine, surgery, reproduction, and dentistry at BEMC. Her main areas of interest include dentistry, internal medicine, acupuncture, and neonatal care, however she enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including small animal medicine. She has completed advanced training in both equine and small animal dentistry. In Spring of 2012, she became certified in veterinary acupuncture and is now certified to perform acupuncture on both horses and small animals. Dr. Evans has significant equine experience, including working in the ICU unit at OSU and working with racehorses for the Ohio State Racing Commission. She was also a member of the Miami University Equestrian Team in undergraduate college. She loves to cook and is an avid outdoorsperson, enjoying skiing (both downhill and skate), snowboarding, mountain biking, golfing and kayaking.
Dr. Shannon Findley
Dr. Shannon Findley is a California transplant who grew up in Gilroy, California. She is a proud alumni of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she completed her bachelor's degree in Animal Science and then graduated from UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Findley came to BEMC as the 2010 intern and promptly fell in love with beautiful Central Oregon. She is now an associate at Bend Equine and her clinical interests include internal medicine, ultrasonography, neonatal medicine and equine reproduction. Dr. Findley’s equine reproduction training started at Cal Poly where she was the breeding manager of the university’s Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred breeding program. She also participated in embryo transfer research. In 2013 she pursued over 90 hours of continuing education in advanced equine reproduction techniques. Dr. Findley also has specialized training in large animal technical rescue that she received while heading up the UC Davis Veterinary Emergency Response Team. Ask her to show you pictures of her helicopter rescues! She has a strong passion for volunteering in international veterinary medicine (also known as equitarianism). She has traveled to both Peru and Central Mexico for equitarian work and has a 2014 trip planned to Nicaragua. In her free time, Dr. Findley can be found on the slopes, on the river, on the trails with her Arabian Cayenne, or enjoying just about any outdoor activity Central Oregon has to offer!
Dr. Belinda Buchholz
Dr. Belinda Buchholz is our 2013/2014 veterinary intern. She is a 2013 graduate of Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She attended WSU for undergraduate school as well, where she earned her Bachelor's of Science degree in Zoology. During veterinary school, Belinda became interested in equine exercise physiology and became part of Dr. Warwick Bayly's Research Team assisting in several studies and writing a journal article on exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage for the Equine Veterinary Journal. In 2010, she attended the International Conference of Equine Exercise Physiology in South Africa to present her research. Her career interests include lameness, reproduction, and exercise physiology. When not at work, Belinda will most likely be found outdoors. Her interests include running, snowboarding, spending time at the lake, and trail riding her horse, Cal.
Sarah wears two hats as both office manager and technician. She earned her Animal Science degree from Oregon State University in 1998. Sarah worked at the Oregon State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital from 1995 to 1998. She is an avid horsewoman and has owned horses all her life; she currently is "mom" to Rodney in addition to her human family. Sarah is a licensed veterinary technician, and is trained in radiology, surgery, laboratory techniques, outpatient receiving and intensive care monitoring. She has been with BEMC since 1998.
Ashley Clark joined BEMC in 2007 as an equine veterinary technician. She previously worked at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, a well-known clinic in California, for 5 years where she focused on surgery and anesthesia. Ashley is a graduate of Cal Poly State University, where she received her BS in Animal Science. She is a licensed veterinary technician and a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. Ashley has experience in many equine disciplines, from cutting to eventing. She currently owns Kalena, a Haflinger cross mare, with whom she competes in eventing.
Adrienne Coon has been with BEMC since November 2011. She graduated from Broadview University in West Jordan, Utah where she received her AAS in Veterinary Technology. After college, she completed an internship at Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, focusing on her interests in equine surgery, anesthesia, and emergency care. She is a licensed veterinary technician and a member of the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians. Originally from Utah, Adrienne grew up showing Arabians and enjoyed riding trails in the Rocky Mountains. Her pint sized buddy Smalls, a mixed breed dog, is her nearly constant companion.
Jessica Arnold joined BEMC in April 2012 as a licensed veterinary technician. She has worked in small animal medicine for 9 years and is excited to join the equine field and be an active part of the Bend Equine Small Animal Division. Her interests include surgery, equine reproduction, equine neonatal care, and orthopedics. Jessica spent her youth at a local cutting and reining ranch, working for a trainer and gaining valuable equine experience riding and showing at local cutting shows. For the past 5 years, she has volunteered her time as a 4-H leader for a swine club and thoroughly enjoys working with both the kids and the pigs! Jessica and her husband spend their weekends at the Madras Speedway racing cars, travelling with their two - four legged children, Karah and Lexi.
Anne Hornberger joined the BEMC team as a licensed veterinary technician in March 2013. She graduated from Oregon State University with her BS in Animal Science and an Equine minor in 2008. During her time there she worked at the OSU Equine Hospital and the OSU Horse Center as an Assistant Manager. After graduating, she worked for Carlton Veterinary Hospital assisting with both large and small animal medicine before returning to school to get her AAS in Veterinary Technology. While in school she worked and interned with Columbia Equine Hospital, North Portland Animal Hospital and Murrayhill Veterinary Hospital. For the past three years she has worked in small animal medicine at Murrayhill focusing on surgery, anesthesia and patient care. Anne started riding and competing at an early age. For the past twenty years she competed in eventing and hunter/jumpers, but most recently has switched to reined cow horse and mounted shooting.
Susie Botts, receptionist and customer service specialist, is a life long animal lover with significant career experience in customer service. She melded her two interests in 2004, when she joined BEMC as our receptionist. Susie owns two horses, Almighty and Dusty, and is an avid trailrider. She also spends her free time creating beautiful photo art. You can view her artwork at www.redhorsephotoart.com.
Ann joined BEMC in 2008 and works as a receptionist. She enjoys horse camping in the summertime with her hubby and friends and her two Quarter Horses, Pistol and Cody. Since acquiring her dog Lefty, a reactive border collie, her interests have now branched into agility training and dog training in general. She is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers and has begun competing with Lefty in agility. Bailey is her Australian Shepherd who never gives her a lick of trouble and is content playing frisbee and joining Ann on bike rides.
Pat joined the staff of BEMC in 2009 as the groundskeeper and facility maintanence manager. Pat, his wife, and his two children have lived in Central Oregon for 15 years. He has his General Contractor's License and has worked in the construction field for over 25 years. He enjoys fishing, watching Nascar Series Racing, and spending time with his family.