About Us

Becker Equine is an equine veterinary service currently based in Navasota, Texas. We provide routine in house and ambulatory specialized care in several states – Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. We also provide specialized surgical and consulting services across the United States and abroad.

Our mission

To inspire and nurture people and their equine partners to reach their full potential through delivering compassionate, high quality medical and surgical veterinary care from birth through retirement. 

Our Core Values


We treat horses and people with the utmost dignity, compassion and love. Every patient is treated as one of our own.


We aim to exceed the expectations of each individual patient – family, client, friends and staff.

Integrity and clarity

Providing clear, detailed and accurate information through an open channel of communication is our standard of care. We are continuously evolving and improving better pathways to fulfill the best channels of communication, services and programs.


We are dedicated to help people and horses develop their full potential.

We are currently in progress for a set location for in house examination, where complex medical and surgical cases will be evaluated and if needed hospitalized for treatment. We soon will be able to offer surgical procedures including: colic surgery, arthroscopy, and much more.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Rolf Becker Modesto, VMD, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons – Large Animal

Veterinary Medicine Doctor (VMD): Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana – Brazil
University of Minnesota; Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
University of Minnesota

Dr. Dane Tatarniuk, DVM, MS, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons – LA (consulting veterinarian)

Dr. Dane Tatarniuk, DVM, MS, DACVS-LA is a faculty Professor of Equine Surgery at Iowa State University. 

Our Staff

Kirby Tappe, EDP (Veterinary Technician)

Jose Novelo, DVM

Yvette Solares (Front Desk Manager)

Sammi Nichols (Front Desk)

Reinaldo Contreras (Veterinary Technician)

Jesus Sierra (Barn Manager)

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