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Veterinarians

  • Michael D. Major, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS

    Equine Surgeon

    Board Certification
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Oklahoma State University

    Equine Surgery Resident
    Washington State University

    Licensure

    Oklahoma, California, Washington, Federal

    If you would like to send x-ray images to Dr. Major click and download the application at the link below.

    Keystone Community Link for Dr. Mike Major

     

  • Brent A. Hague, D.V.M., DACVS, DABVP

    Equine Surgeon

    Board Certification

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    American Board of Veterinary Practitioners: Equine Specialty

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    Oklahoma State University

    Equine Surgery Resident

    Texas A&M University

    Licensure

    Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Federal

    Dr. Brent Hague is a native of Oklahoma that received his DVM from Oklahoma State University in 1993. Following graduation he became an associate at an equine practice in central Oklahoma until being accepted into a surgery residency at Texas A & M. In 1998, he completed his surgery training and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
    Son of a fourth generation farmer/rancher, Dr. Hague and his wife grew up in northwestern Oklahoma both raised in families supported by raising wheat, alfalfa, and cattle. Dr. Hague and his wife now live on a small farm east of Edmond with their 4 boys. He enjoys working with his sons in the hay field and dabbling with his registered Angus hobby. Other personal interests include spending time helping his sons show cattle, watching them rope, hunting and fishing.
    Dr. Hague’s professional interests are sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, laser surgery, and orthopedics. He enjoys the opportunity to share his experience with fellow equine practitioners by taking part in clinical research, and public speaking. Most recently he has been involved in advances in bone marrow derived stem cell therapy in equine athletes.
    Dr. Hague and his partner, Mike Major, DVM founded their referral equine surgery practice, Oakridge Equine Hospital, PC, in February 2003. Their goal is to provide clients with the latest technology and expertise available to diagnose and treat the equine athlete. They have continued to strive toward excellence in the field of equine surgery and medicine by surrounding themselves with talented veterinary associates and knowledgeable staff.

  • Chad J. Zubrod, D.V.M., M.S., DACVS

    Equine Surgeon

    Board Certification

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    Iowa State University

    Equine Surgery Resident

    Washington State University

    Dr. Zubrod graduated with honors from Iowa State University in 2000 and performed an equine surgery and medicine internship with Dr. Major and Dr. Hague, which was completed in 2001.

    In May of 2004, Dr. Zubrod received a Master’s of Science in Veterinary Science from Washington State University. Dr. Zubrod completed an Equine Surgery Residency at Washington State University in June of 2004 and is now a Board Certified Equine Surgeon.

    Dr. Zubrod has a special interest in orthopedic sports medicine and surgery, with particular emphasis on lameness diagnosis, imaging and treatment. Dr. Zubrod has been a speaker at several local, state, and national meetings, on subjects ranging from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the equine distal limb to osteoarthritis of the distal hock joints. Washington State University was the first location in the world to utilize MRI to diagnose lameness problems in horses, and Dr. Zubrod adds this valuable experience to Oakridge Equine Hospital.

    He is also a faculty member of AOVET, the global network of surgeons and scientists dedicated to advancing the practice of fracture repair, research and education.

    Originally from Iowa, Dr. Zubrod now resides on acreage near Guthrie with his wife and two children. Together they breed and raise percheron horses, having 6 to 8 foals each spring. In his spare time during the spring and summer, he enjoys training and competing with a 6 horse hitch of black percheron mares, at shows throughout the US.

  • Jeff Brakenhoff, D.V.M., DACVS

    Equine Surgeon

    Board Certification

    American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    Kansas State University

    Equine Surgery Resident

    Michigan State University

    Dr. Jeff Brakenhoff comes from an agricultural background and is originally from Nebraska. He completed his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from Kansas State University. After graduating from veterinary school, Dr. B. teamed up with Dr. Hague and Dr. Major to work at Oakridge as part of the original internship program.

    Later he attended Michigan State University where he completed his large animal surgery residency in 2007. That is also where he met his wife Katie, who was completing her veterinary technician bachelor’s degree program. On special occasions, he teams up with his wife to work with small animals. Dr. Brakenhoff enjoys spending his free-time with his wife and their two young children. He is an avid sports fan, particularly when it comes to Husker football. Go Big Red!

    Dr. B. is a board certified equine surgeon who you are most likely to meet at an emergency visit, but is also available for daytime appointments. His professional interests include fracture repair, upper airway disease, and colic.

    If you would like to send x-ray images to Dr. Brakenhoff click and download the application at the link below.

    Keystone Community Link Dr. Jeff Brakenhoff


  • Lauren Lamb, D.V.M.,DACVS

    Equine Surgeon

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science

    Equine Surgery Resident

    Oakridge Equine Hospital

    Licensure

    Oklahoma, Texas, Federal


    Dr. Lauren Lamb is a native of North Dakota and graduated from veterinary school at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science in 2007. Following graduation, Dr. Lamb did an internship and surgery residency at Oakridge Equine Hospital. He became a board certified diplomat of the American College of Veterinarian Surgeons in 2012. In 2012 Dr. Lamb accepted a position as an assistant clinical professor of large animal soft tissue surgery at Texas A&M University. He held this position until 2015, at which time Dr. Lamb moved back to Oklahoma to accept an associate surgeon position at Oakridge Equine Hospital.

    Dr. Lamb’s professional interest include minimally invasive surgery, respiratory surgery, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He enjoys the opportunity to participate in clinical research and speak at national, state and local meetings

    Dr. Lamb resides in Edmond, OK with his wife and two young kids. He enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is an avid hunter and spends most of his free time in the fall sitting in a duck blind or deer stand.


  • Grace Richter, D.V.M.

    Associate

    Education

    College of Veterinary Medicine

    Oklahoma State University

  • Jennifer Kristek, D.V.M.
    ABVP Resident

    Education

    Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Kristek originally is from Argyle, TX. She grew up riding her Quarter Horses and Thoroughbreds at Hunter/Jumper and breed shows.  She is accomplished equestrian with awards including an AQHA World and Reserve World Championship titles and USEF awards. She moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 2007 to attend Kansas State University and competed on the varsity equestrian team. It was in Manhattan that she met her husband, Jeremy.  In 2011 she graduated from Kansas State with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.  She started veterinary school at Kansas State in 2012. During veterinary school, she participated in a competitive year-long research program and investigated diseases of the cardiopulmonary system. She was an inaugural winner of the prestigious Coyote Rock Ranch scholarship in 2016. 
    Following graduation in 2017, she accepted a year internship position at Oakridge Equine Hospital. She is currently continuing her education with an ABVP residency in Equine Practice at Oakridge Equine Hospital. Dr. Kristek enjoys the wide variety of equine veterinary medicine, but particularly enjoys sports medicine and rehabilitation, soft tissue surgery, and wound management. When not at work Dr. Kristek and her husband enjoy spending their free time at the lake, hunting, fishing, playing with their Labrador Retrievers, and cheering on the K-State Wildcats!  

  • 2018-2019 Interns

    Austin Doby, DVM 
    Graduate of Oklahoma State University

    Angie Esselman, DVM
    Graduate of University of Minnesota

    Chelsea Gee, DVM
    Graduate of Oklahoma State University

    Chelsey Rostykus, DVM, Certified in Animal Chiropractic
    Graduate of Oklahoma State University

    Jennifer Ruff, DVM
    Graduate of Iowa State University

    Sara Santin, DVM
    Graduate of Iowa State University

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