Dr. Henre Honnas is a third generation veterinarian from College Station, Texas. After earning his bachelor’s degree in forensic science at Texas A&M University, Dr. Honnas studied veterinary medicine at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England.
As a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. Honnas is licensed to practice veterinary medicine in four continents. While living in the UK, Dr. Honnas worked with the racehorses at Tattersalls sale in Newmarket and with Queen Elizabeth’s personal horses at Rossdales Equine Hospital.
Dr. Honnas also has experience with cattle ranching as he grew up helping his dad work cows in Texas and on his grandparents’ ranch in Southern Arizona. In his youth, Dr. Honnas trained mules and was heavily involved in 4-H showing steers and heifers. Dr. Honnas enjoys traveling, spending time with family, and doing anything outdoors – especially camping and fly-fishing. Henre and his wife Lexi are happy to announce they are expecting their first child in March 2021.
Dr. Honnas plans to pursue a surgical residency and eventually work with his dad at their family practice in Texas.
Dr. Hulands grew up primarily in Washington State. Since taking her first riding lesson at age 10, she sought every opportunity to be around horses. Dr. Hulands worked for several years as an equine veterinary technician in Washington State prior to deciding to pursue veterinary school. She graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle before moving to California with her husband. She worked as a technician for Pioneer Equine Hospital for approximately one year before being accepted to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Hulands was very excited to come home to Pioneer Equine Hospital for a one-year internship after graduating from vet school. She is interested in pursuing general practice after her internship and has an interest in emergency medicine, preventative care, anesthesia, and imaging. In her spare time, Dr. Hulands enjoys gardening and spending time with her husband and two dogs, Ralphie and Penny.
A recent graduate of Cornell University, Dr. Mana Okudaira is thrilled to join Pioneer for her internship. While her love for horses started when she little, having been born and raised in New York City, Mana spent her childhood and teenage years dabbling in other interests such as art, fashion and foreign language studies. Mana then went on to complete an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences. Mana spent one year working at a small animal emergency and critical care hospital before she went on to complete her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. While she completed her degree, she worked as a large animal surgery technician. Mana’s professional interests are in equine surgery, regenerative medicine and general practice. Mana also loves to travel and hopes to spend part of her career treating equids in developing countries. In her free time, she enjoys riding, running and rock climbing.
Dr. Kalli Rocha grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Tillamook, on the Oregon coast. She started showing Registered Holsteins when she was five years old and her horses a few years after that. She received her B.S. in Animal Science and DVM from Oregon State University. While in vet school, she also completed her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute. Dr. Rocha’s professional interests include theriogenology, integrative medicine and emergency and critical care. Outside of work, she enjoys camping, hiking, showing both her cows and horses, spending time with her dog, Bentley and riding her horses, Cody and Jake.