A native of west Texas, Shane received his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Management in 2007 from Texas A&M University. After managing a cattle ranch in central Texas, Shane decided to combine his interests in both deer and cattle reproduction by pursing a master's degree in Reproductive Physiology. After completing his M.S. degree in 2011, Shane joined the SVES team as the Donor Manager. Shane's cattle management experience and training in reproductive physiology allows him to provide the highest level of care for client cattle housed at the clinic in order to maximize their reproductive performance. In addition to his work at SVES, Shane still enjoys working with small ruminants performing artificial insemination and embryo transfer. When not at work, Shane enjoys hunting and fishing with his wife, Andrea.

Sherry has served as the office manager for SVES since 1986. She has numerous responsibilities and wears many hats at the clinic. Knowing the importance of exceptional customer service, clients are cheerfully greeted by Sherry whenever they call or visit the clinic. She has thorough knowledge of the services offered at the clinic and can readily answer client questions. Her excellent organizational skills keep everything running smoothly at SVES and Dr. Stroud and Shane on track.

Brad Stroud, DVM has been providing bovine embryo transfer (ET) services and applied reproductive specialty techniques at his clinic, Stroud Veterinary Embryo Services (SVES), in Weatherford, Texas since 1980. Clients include beef and dairy producers from all over Texas and twenty-six other states. Brad received his DVM degree from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979 and spent the next year as a large animal intern at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Stroud’s experiences include flushing over 15,000 donors of 27 different breeds and transferring over 100,000 embryos both fresh and frozen. In addition to routine ET, Dr. Stroud has been a pioneer to several reproductive disciplines within the industry. Cutting-edge technology and the research and development of new procedures has driven Dr. Stroud’s practice and made him one the nation’s leading authorities on bovine reproduction and embryo transfer. He has been instrumental in developing ultrasound technology in the bovine and even has produced several DVDs on the topic to train veterinarians all over the world. Additionally, he and his staff produced the first commercial IVF calves in the world - conceived in 1991 and born in 1992. His paper on the first IVF calf was presented at the annual American Embryo Transfer Association convention in the fall of 1991. He also was the first to do laparoscopic oocyte recoveries from reproductively infertile females and have them fertilized in another host female, a technique called Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT). Many calves were produced from this procedure that, otherwise, would have never been born.

Dr. Stroud has recently received a patent on a new artificial insemination technique that improves conception rates in dairy and beef cattle artificially inseminated with frozen bull sperm. This procedure could revolutionize cattle breeding as we know it today.

Dr. Stroud has also been active on the political scene. He has served as president of the American Embryo Transfer Association (1990-1991) and as president of the International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS) in 1993. Additionally, Dr. Stroud has been the program co-chairman of the IETS annual conference (Maastricht, Netherlands 2000 meeting). Perhaps the most noteworthy accolade of his career is being the recipient of the Schering-Plough Embryo Transfer Person of the Year in 1994, an award voted on by his peers in the industry.

Brad and his wife of 33 years, Mendee, together enjoy outdoor photography as a hobby.

Owner - Brad Stroud, DVM

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