The Team


Brad Hill, DVM

Partner

University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2003

Dr. Hill’s experience includes a sports medicine internship and subsequent associate position with Merritt and Associates Equine Hospital between 2003-2007.  Since 2007, Dr. Hill has been based in the Greater Lansing area in Michigan practicing veterinary medicine, specializing in lameness, sports medicine, pre-purchase exams, and second opinion consultations of the performance horse.

Dr. Hill partnered with Dr. Wallis in 2012 and co-founded Equine Athlete Veterinary Services. He travels to equine training facilities across the country to diagnose, treat, and consult on the medical issues facing today’s equine athlete. He is also a partner in Michigan Equine Surgical Associates.


Ty Wallis, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS

Partner

Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2004
Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, 2008

Dr. Wallis’s experience includes a one-year internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, OK, followed by a three-year residency and combined masters program in equine surgery and lameness at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Ft. Collins, CO. He became board certified in large animal surgery in 2009 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He practiced in Tennessee and South Carolina and ultimately teamed up with Dr. Hill.

Dr. Wallis partnered with Dr. Hill in 2012 and co-founded Equine Athlete Veterinary Services. In 2014, he moved back home to Texas and is currently based in Pilot Point, where he focuses on lameness, sports medicine, pre-purchase exams, and orthopedic surgery of equine athletes in training centers throughout the country. He has also been the surgeon for Michigan Equine Surgical Associates since January 2012. He is a member of AVMA, AAEP, ACVS, ISELP, AHA, APAHA, and is an Arabian Show Horse delegate to the AAEP Performance Horse Task Force.


Krystle o'cull, mvb

Associate

University College Dublin, 2013

Dr. O’Cull is originally from Southern California but elected to attend veterinary school abroad in Ireland. She completed an internship with Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery in Weatherford, TX. She joined the practice in 2014 as an associate veterinarian. Her practice focuses on lameness, sports medicine, and show horse medicine.


Jessica bush, dvm, mba

Associate

Texas A&M University, 2014

Dr. Bush grew up in the Houston area working as a veterinary assistant and competing in the local barrel racing circuit. She attended Tarleton State University for her undergraduate studies and Texas Woman's University for her MBA. After earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M University, she completed an internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma. She joined the practice in 2015 as an associate veterinarian. Her interests include sports medicine, emergency management, and regenerative therapies.


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EVAN SCOTT, DVM

Associate

Texas A&M University, 2016

Dr. Evan Scott is from greater Fort Worth, TX. He grew up attending a multitude of horse shows and working as an assistant at various veterinary clinics. Dr. Scott received both his undergraduate and professional degrees from Texas A&M University; a Bachelor of Science majoring in Biomedical Sciences and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He joined the Equine Athlete team in 2016 after completing his DVM. His areas of interest are sports medicine, lameness, show horse medicine, and general practice. 


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bailey smith, DVM, bsc

Associate

University of Calgary, 2016

Dr. Bailey Smith grew up in Alberta, Canada on a performance horse operation where her family raised Quarter Horses and Hanoverians. She has always been involved in equine competition from hunter jumpers to cutting horses, however she has been most active in barrel racing and rodeo events competing in collegiate and semi-professional events. 

Dr. Smith completed her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture at the University of Alberta and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Calgary. She completed a one-year internship in equine medicine and surgery at Moore Equine before joining Equine Athlete as an associate veterinarian in 2017. Her interests include lameness and sports medicine, rehabilitation and general practice. 


HALEY DAVIS, Administrative Assistant

HALEY DAVIS, Administrative Assistant

CAITLIN SPAANSTRA, Veterinarian Assistant

CAITLIN SPAANSTRA, Veterinarian Assistant