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.
Katie Bucy DVM
Dr. Katie Bucy joined our team in July 2017.
Dr. Bucy completed her undergraduate studies at Virginia Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry in 2006. She then went on to work as an equine nurse and obtained her veterinary technicians degree from Gaston College in 2009. After working for two years as a licensed veterinary technician she attended and obtained her DVM from Ross University in 2015. Dr. Bucy completed a private practice internship at New England Equine Practice in New York in 2016. She then went on to complete an academic internship at the University of Missouri in 2017. After the completion of this internship she has joined Alexander Equine Veterinary Services as an Associate Veterinarian. Dr. Bucy started riding when she was 8 years old and was a member of both the local 4H and Pony Club. She rode competitively in both Eventing and Dressage while growing up and always enjoys a good trail ride. Throughout her undergraduate studies, Dr. Bucy was an active member of the equine club and the Intercollegiate Dressage Association team. She competed at the IDA Nationals as both a team member and individually twice and won her division in 2006. In her free time, Dr. Bucy enjoys exploring the area with her Bloodhound, Charlie.
Danielle Knotts CVT
Danielle Knotts is our Practice manager and Certfied Veterinary Technician. She joined AEVS in 2007 as a Veterinary Assistant, working her way up the ranks as a Technician & Office manager to take over the Practice 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.
Jen Bishop is our veterinary assistant and joined our team in July 2017.
Jen grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She grew up taking lessons at a local boarding barn, doing mostly jumping and equitation. She attended University of Findlay in Ohio. With the decision to attend the University she enrolled in the Western Equestrian Program, That is when she started taking more interests in the western disciplines. Jen graduated with a double major in Western Equestrian Studies and Equine Business Management with a minor in Business Management. Through her time at school she worked for an assortment of all around horse trainers with focuses in Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure. She also was a part of the Ranch Horse Equestrian team at the University of Findlay and competed in Cutting, Ranch Riding, Ranch reining, working cow horse, and many other ranch classes. Upon graduation, Jen got a job in Eastern Oregon at Tamarack Ranch Reiners working with and learning about reining horses. With a desire to learn more about the medical side of the industry, she pursued a career with an equine veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and exploring Oregon.
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.