James W. Bailey, DVM
Dr. James Bailey was born in Dickinson, North Dakota, and grew up on a cattle ranch and farming operation in Southern Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota for his B.S. and graduated from their College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977.
In 1980, after 3 years of practicing on the racetracks of Southern Florida, he began a private practice in Purcell, OK, and focused primarily on reproduction. Dr. Bailey is an avid Steer Roper, even qualifying for the National Finals Steer Roping. In the fall of 2000, Dr. Bailey opened Royal Vista Southwest.
Ryan Coy, DVM
Dr Ryan Coy was born in Hermiston, Oregon, where he nurtured a love for wildlife and the outdoors. Alaska captured his imagination and drew him to move and live in Soldotna and Valdez, AK while working in the commercial fishing and automotive industries. Dr. Coy relocated to Colorado and attend Colorado State University. During his undergraduate and graduate studies, he developed a passion for assisted equine reproduction. Upon completion of veterinary school he focused his career on equine reproduction, working at Royal Vista Equine. in Colorado before joining the team at Royal Vista Southwest. He enjoys community and the outdoors with his wife Wilma.
Kay Thurman, DVM
Dr. Kay Thurman is a Colorado State University Veterinary School graduate and has been practicing for over 20 years. She was raised in Germany until moving to Tucson, Arizona in her teens. After high school, she attended the University of Arizona and earned a B.S. in Animal Health Science. She successfully showed reining quarter horses at youth and armature levels.
In 2006, Dr. Thurman was named TOBA (Thoroughbred Owners Breeders Assoc.) Top Breeder from New Mexico and was in the TOP 3 Small Breeders throughout the United States. She continues to serve on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the Equine Protection Fund, whose goal is to increase awareness and well-being of abused and unwanted horses. She is a past president of the New Mexico Horse Breeders Association, and currently serves as the vice president.
Renae DelHomme, DVM
Dr. Renae DelHomme grew up in Sugar Land, TX. She graduated in only three years with a B.S. in Animal Science from Oklahoma State University, and continued on at OSU to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
In 2011, during her clinical year of vet school, Dr. DelHomme did a three week externship at Royal Vista Southwest, and we are very pleased that she is back full time!