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Equine Theriogenology Residency

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 feature 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 4/6 months (for 2/3 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
  • And more! If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Terry Blanchard at 979-845-3541 or tblanchard@cvm.tamu.edu