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Veterinary Research Associates is a group of beef cattle veterinarians committed to bringing the most cost-effective methods available to minimize disease and improve overall productivity to our feedlot clients. 

The partners in VRA currently consult for over 75 feed yards representing over 2.2 million head of cattle in nine states primarily concentrated in Texas. 

This group of veterinarians came together for three primary purposes:

  • to cooperatively conduct field trial research
  • development of a useful database of information for feed yard clients
  • fellowship and communication

Consulting Groups Represented: (each name should be a link to that person’s email address without having the email address listed on the web page)

  • Canyon Veterinary Consultants
    Kynan Sturgess, DVM            Amarillo, TX                       k.sturgess@vrabeef.com
  • Deyhle Veterinary Service
    C. E. Deyhle, Jr., DVM           Canyon, TX                        dvet1@amaonline.com
  • Hansford County Veterinary Hospital
    Clint Irwin, DVM                     Spearman, TX                    clintirwin@sbcglobal.net
    Scott Martin, DVM                  Spearman, TX                   smartindvm@hotmail.com
  • Hereford Veterinary Clinic
    Steve Lewis, DVM                  Hereford, TX                      slewis79@midplains.coop
  • Latta Consulting Service
    Tom Latta, DVM                     Spearman, TX                    latta@antden.com
  • Western Plains Veterinary Clinic
    Doug Hilbig, DVM                    Lakin, KS                           hilbig@pld.com
  • Western Veterinary Associates
    Galen Weaver, DVM              Amarillo, TX                        gdwdvm@att.net
    Jeff Platter, DVM                    Amarillo, TX                        jlpwva@earthlink.net
    Steve Baar, DVM                   Turon, KS                           doc@docbaar.com
    Jerry Biwer, DVM                   Casa Grande, AZ               jdbiwer@hotmail.com

VRA would like to thank Pfizer Animal Health for sponsoring the development of this website.

Veterinary Research Associates, PLLC   |   PO Box 178   |   Canyon, Texas  79119   |   Office (806) 655-5995   |   Fax (806) 499-3236