Clinical Team

Meet Our Clinical Team

Our clinical team works daily with horses and lameness issues.  They are readily available to veterinarians to discuss cases – – treatment plans and protocols.  This service is offered at no charge to owners and veterinarians to help determine if Novobrace is the right solution.  Novobrace also offers veterinarians a free consultation with a board certified veterinary radiologist of ultrasound images pertaining to your case.

We’re committed to successful outcomes.  To discuss your case, contact our team directly via the Novobrace Vetline.

Reese Hand DVM Equine Surgery Sports Medicine DACVS Novobrace


Dr. Reese Hand received his B.S. in Animal Science from Texas Tech University in 1993 and his DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. In 1997-1998 he completed an internship at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Littleton, Colorado, followed by a Surgery Residency at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine from 1998 to 2001.

At Texas A&M, Dr. Hand served as an instructor post-residency and obtained board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in February, 2002. He later became a partner in Great Basin Equine in Gardnerville, Nevada. In 2008, Dr. Hand returned to Texas and joined Equine Medicine Sports & Surgery in Weatherford, Texas and joined the owning partnership in 2014. Dr. Hand focuses primarily on treating sport horse lameness and surgery and regenerative medicine.

Betsy Charles DVM Equine Novobrace University of Washington College of Veterinary Sciences Radiologist


Dr. Betsy Charles is a graduate of Washington State University and Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is also a graduate of Biola University. She serves as an assistant professor at the Western University of Health Sciences and executive director of the Veterinary Leadership Institute Western University. Her veterinary interests pertain to sports medicine and lameness and radiology. She enjoys speaking and presenting to veterinarians and horse owners on available treatments and protocols for lameness, as well as, emerging technologies for the equine and animal health markets.