Meet Reata

Michael W. Conaway, DVM

Chief Veterinarian/Owner
An experienced equine veterinarian, Dr. Conaway has been caring for Southern Arizona horses since 1978. He grew up with horses in Scottsdale, Arizona and decided to become an equine veterinarian at an early age. Dr. Conaway received both a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Animal Science and a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Science with honors from Washington State University. He stayed at Washington State University to receive his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine with honors in 1978.

Returning to Arizona, he and his wife settled in a small house near the University of Arizona and founded Reata Equine. Dr. Conaway and Barbara have resided in Tucson since. They have two children; their oldest, Jessica, is an attorney in Seattle and their youngest, John, recently obtained his MBA and lives in Seattle also.

Dr. Conaway’s special interests include equine foot problems, equine reproduction, infertility problems, lameness, and laminitis.

Dr. Conaway strongly believes in the importance of education. He taught equine science for many years at Pima Community College, writes health care articles published on the blog here, attends veterinary conferences regularly, mentors recent veterinary graduates through Reata’s internship program and gives educational seminars to local horse owners throughout the year.

Ann M. Pearson, DVM

Dr. Ann Pearson joined the Reata Equine Veterinary Group in August of 2007. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 1989 and holds a Masters Degree in Animal Science and Nutrition. While at Purdue, she received the prestigious Large Animal Medicine and Surgery Award, presented to the student showing the most promise in large animal practice. Dr. Pearson has been practicing in Southern Arizona since 1999. Prior to coming to Tucson, she worked in both small and large animal veterinary medicine, including an equine practice in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Pearson has a special interest in equine acupuncture, equine dentistry, oral surgery and emergency medicine. On the personal side, she is an avid horsewoman. She enjoys riding dressage and is a member of the Tucson Dressage Society. Dr. Pearson and her three boys live on the east side of Tucson.

Charlene Bosworth, CVT

Head Technician/Operations Manager
Charlene is a Tucson native and has been with Reata Equine as a veterinary technician since 1992. In 1997 she moved to Rifle, CO and attended Colorado Mountain College earning her Veterinary Technology Degree. After graduation, she returned to Reata Equine as a certified veterinary technician and has loved every minute of it. She is head technician and is the person that makes sure everything gets done.

Earl Berkly, CVT

After 25 years building houses, Earl made a drastic career change. In 2014 Earl received his veterinary technician degree, and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Even though he has no horses of his own, he cannot escape the equine bug. Both his parents were on the professional rodeo circuit, and his father was an equine surgeon. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and their dozen or so dogs.

Noeli Saenz

Pre-Vet Student
Noeli Saenz is a current pre-vet student majoring in Biology, and Business Management & Administration. She grew up in small town Kansas and has moved to Tucson to be with her fiance. After finishing her bachelor's degree, Noeli plans to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona. While there she plans to specialize in equine medicine to later move onto and work alongside sport horses. Noeli has always been around horses coming from a long line of both ranchers and competitive cowboys. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her two doggos and fiance. And if she's not in the kitchen baking, you can most always find her where the horses are.

Taking Care of your Horse's Health

Reata Equine Veterinary Group is proud to offer equine VACCINATIONS, dentistry, preventative care, high scale laminitis therapy, lameness treatments, podiatry services, stall-side diagnostics, reproduction services, emergency services with all-mobile diagnostic equipment, emergency colic treatment, regenerative medicine and pre-purchase exams for horse owners and trainers in Tucson, Arivaca, Amado, Nogales, Rio Rico, Green Valley, Sahuarita, Sonoita, Sierra Vista, Three Points, Benson, St. David, Tombstone, Bisbee, Palominas, Hereford, Douglas, Wilcox, Dragoon, Mammoth, Oracle, Casa Grande, Corona De Tucson, and the surrounding areas.

Reata Equine Veterinary

Reata Equine Veterinary Group is a full-service mobile equine-only veterinary practice in Southern Arizona dedicated to providing the best medical and wellness care for your horse.

Horse ownership is a joy

24/7 Emergency Services

If you call the office with an emergency during regular hours our friendly staff will listen to your emergency and provide immediate help. If the emergency happens after hours, call (520) 749-1446 and the answering machine will connect you to the veterinarian on call so that you receive the help you need.

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