Dr. Victor Alexander founded Alexander Equine Veterinary Services in 1997 in Hillsboro, Oregon. After 16 years at an equine hospital and surgery center in Texas, he relocated to the beautiful Pacific Northwest to open his own practice and be closer to the mountains, ocean and trees.
Victor Alexander D.V.M.
Victor Alexander D.V.M. has been a lifelong horseman and an equine practitioner since 1981. He came to Oregon in 1997 to start a practice after working in Texas at a three doctor equine hospital where they provided surgery, critical care and ambulatory care for a variety of horses and disciplines. His practice philosophy is to provide high quality, cost effective care for the horses and peace of mind for the owners. He regularly volunteers his time for public speaking and horse owner education.
He believes that horses are just the most exceptional animal. They are big, massive athletes that are smart, can pack a person up and down a hill on their back in addition to showing affection and respond to you like a companion animal. He has dedicated his career to helping them achieve optimum wellness with preventive measures and taking care of the sick and injured.
He began his horse adventures as a kid where the whole family participated to keep busy while his dad was stationed in Vietnam. He has a variety of horse riding and gaming experiences. He and his brothers regularly did the ‘play days’ or what’s now referred to as gaming. While in high school and college he worked with his older cousin, an experienced horse trainer where he provided full care, breaking and training for reining, roping and cutting horses.
Dr. Alexander attended Texas A&M University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biochemistry. He earned a number of academic achievements and was member of the honor societies Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Zeta. He was also awarded the distinction of Undergraduate Fellow for his contribution to research done in the biochemistry lab at Texas A&M. Thereafter he worked in the School of Medicine Biochemistry Lab and attended vet school. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1981 and has been focused on equine care ever since.
In his free time he enjoys trail riding with the Skyline Trail Riders, working on his vehicles, playing with his boys and helping them learn to ride their pony Jenni.
Danielle Knotts is our office manager and Certfied Veterinary Technician. She joined AEVS in 2007 as a Veterinary Assistant, working her way up the ranks as a Technician to take over the office manager position. She grew up in the area and has been around horses most of her life and has enjoyed drill team, gaming, trail rides and team penning. Previously, Danielle worked in a local small animal clinic with dogs, cats, exotics, reptiles and pocket pets. She resides in Forest Grove and spends most of her free time having fun with her mare Splash and her two younger horses, Midori and Ashkai.
Danielle enjoys talking to our clients about nutrition and basic horse care, including wound management and deworming protocols.
Brie Kulland is our veterinary assistant and joined our team in September 2016.
She was born in Eastern Washington, but has grown up in Washington County since the age of 8. She has always been very passionate about horses. She first started working with horses in a program that does therapeutic riding for handicapped children and adults. She also was a member of the Sherwood High school equestrian team, where she started to fall in love with the sport of Dressage. She has worked for many barns and been around horses of all disciplines. She enjoys spending as much time as possible involved in the horse community. She currently has three horses and one miniature horse. A paint gelding named Diesel, a mustang cross mare named Autumn, a Friesian sport horse named Tiraminkah, and the best little mini named Ace. She currently rides both western and English, loves trail riding, and shows occasionally. She has been a client of Dr. Alexander for years and couldn’t be more excited for an amazing opportunity to work alongside him.
Ann Alexander has been involved in the practice since its inception in various capacities, most recently as the Executive Director. She has worked in a variety of human healthcare settings as a staff nurse, consultant, nurse educator, clinical analyst and project manager. She earned her ADN at Victoria College, her BSN at University of Texas Houston and her MS in Applied Information Management at University of Oregon. Now working part time on special projects and support activities, she spends most of her time enjoying her twin boys.