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Equine Hospital, located in Selma on the Northeast side of San Antonio,
has served as a full-service regional emergency and referral center for
south central Texas since 1995. Retama Equine prides itself on
the numerous attributes of the practice that make it successful: the
reputable and accomplished doctors, the flourishing and progressive
internship program, and the knowledgeable and compassionate staff.
Doctors – Proven Knowledge and Experience
Dr. Mike Martin, DVM is a 1993
graduate of Texas A&M and originally from the San Antonio
area. Upon graduating from veterinary school, Dr. Martin returned
to the Lytle, Texas area to open a practice and manage a stud
farm. With the opening of Retama Park, it was recognized that
there was a need for a facility to handle the arduous task of colic
surgery, orthopedic surgery and other emergencies. It was through the
insight of Drs. Robert Lewis, Charles Graham, Tommy Hays, Byrne James
and Mike Martin that Retama Equine Hospital was opened. Dr. Martin’s
interests include colic, reproduction, foal care, lameness and
Dr. Keith Huffman,
DVM is a 1999 graduate of Texas A&M and raised in a ranching
and agriculturally based family near Waco, Texas. Upon graduating, he
joined Dr. Martin to help support the increasing needs of the practice
in emergency care and racetrack medicine. Dr. Huffman has a special
interest in reproduction, general health management, and enjoys the
challenge of enhancing performance horses of all disciplines.
Dr. William Symm, DVM,
Dipl. ACVS is a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M and is originally from
the Kerrville, Texas area. Dr. Symm joined Retama Equine in 2007
after completing an equine surgery residency at the University of
California – Davis, where he received training in advanced surgical
techniques and facilitated several research studies. Dr. Symm has since
successfully completed his certification examination, thus becoming a
board certified specialist in equine surgery. His particular interests
focus on orthopedic surgery, airway surgery, colic surgery and lameness.
DVM, is also a 2002 graduate of Texas A&M and joined Retama
Equine in 2008. Originally from the Huntsville, Texas area, Dr.
Bruening spent much of his childhood around working cow horses and has
enjoyed equestrian activities, specifically team roping, for most of
his life. Dr. Bruening’s specific interests include performance horse
dentistry, ophthalmology, and lameness as well as emergency and
Our 2008/2009 Intern Veterinarians are
Megan Hughes, DVM (Oklahoma State ‘08), Blair Lybbert, DVM (Texas A&M
‘08) and Daniel Liebsch, DVM
(Iowa State ’08).
Retama Equine Hospital has proudly served the equestrian community of
South-Central Texas for over a decade and strives to provide the best
care available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also, with the addition
of Drs. Bruening and Symm, Retama Equine Hospital is equipped with the
interest and talent to tackle the diverse problems facing horses today,
including complicated dental problems, complex lameness issues and
contact Retama Equine Hospital at 210-651-6375 or visit: www.RetamaEquineHospital.com.
The Retama Family – A Strong Foundation for
Retama’s accomplishments are made possible
because of their strong foundation – their staff. The technical
staff, office staff and barn crew are comprised of caring and dedicated
individuals whose main priority is patient care and customer
service. Their staff relishes the opportunity to make your
experience at Retama Equine positive and fulfilling. Their goal
is to meet the needs of the client and patient, as well as maintaining
open communication at all times, thus creating an in formed and
Retama has many diagnostic and treatment options for your horse.
They offer 24-hour Intensive Care of medical cases; Lameness
Evaluation; Orthopedic Surgery (fracture repair & arthroscopy);
Airway Surgery; Colic Surgery; Advanced Dentistry (including molar
extractions); Mechanical Dental Equipment; Digital Radiography; Video
Endoscopy; Digital Ultrasonography; Reproduction (AI & Embryo
Transfer); Shockwave; iRAP Joint Therapy; Stem Cell Therapy and Routine
Care and Vaccinations.
The facility offers multiple safe treatment areas,
padded induction and recovery stalls, fully-equipped surgical suite,
two covered barns, ICU stalls, isolation stalls and outdoor paddocks.
Above and beyond the many proven and tangible aspects of this
flourishing practice, Retama Equine’s success can be attributed to the
mission statement that guides every doctor and staff member at the
practice day and night: To improve the health and welfare of the horse
as well as provide the highest quality of veterinary medicine and
exceptional service to their clients.