About – Dr. Jenn Boeche

Jennifer “Jenn” Boeche, DVM, CVA – Veterinarian and Practice Owner

Dr. Boeche is originally from northern Nevada. She showed POAs as a youth from the local to the national level. Dr. Boeche earned her bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Spanish from Colorado State University. She also received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University in 2011.

After veterinary school, she completed an internship at Desert Pines Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, the official veterinary hospital for the National Finals Rodeo. After her internship, she continued at Desert Pines as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Boeche moved to Texas in 2016 and founded DJVS. She enjoys general practice, acupuncture and chiropractic therapies. Dr. Boeche is a certified veterinary acupuncturist (CVA) from the Chi Institute and certified in veterinary chiropractics (CVC) from Parker University.

She met her husband, Jason Terrell, while working in Las Vegas. He was a farrier for over 20 years before becoming owner and trainer of Diamond J Stockdogs. (Visit Jason’s Diamond J Stockdogs website.)

When Dr. Boeche is not riding her horse Witt, she enjoys cooking, quilting, skiing, and surfing. She has a grown step-daughter, Mikayla, and a son named Wyatt. She and her husband also have two more horses, four Border Collies, four Hangin Tree Cow Dogs, two Longhorns named Uno and Sprinklette, and raise cattle.

Dr. Boeche believes that education and giving back to her community are important. She enjoys speaking at your local equine event, school, and club meetings. She has a list of popular topics and is also open to suggestions.


Equine Veterinarians

Equine veterinarians are large animal practitioners that specialize in health management of horses.

Equine veterinarians are licensed animal health professionals who are qualified to diagnose and treat horses involved in competition and production. An equine vet can work many environments, but they generally work closely with both equine patients and their human owners.

The typical routine for an equine vet includes performing basic exams, giving routine vaccinations, drawing blood, prescribing medications, evaluating and suturing wounds, performing surgeries, and giving post-surgical exams.

Other duties may include performing pre-purchase exams, monitoring the reproductive health of breeding stallions and broodmares, assisting with foalings, and taking x-rays or ultrasounds. Equine veterinarians may work in conjunction with a farrier to correct angular limb deformities, solve lameness issues, and ensure that the foot is properly balanced.

It is common for equine veterinarians to work a five to six day week with additional “on call” emergency hours as needed. Work may occur outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions. Veterinarians, especially those working with large animals, follow proper safety precautions to minimize the risk of injury while working with their patients.

Education and Training

All equine veterinarians graduate with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, the culmination of a rigorous course of study involving both small and large animal species. There are 30 accredited colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States that offer the DVM degree.

Upon graduation, vets must also successfully complete the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE).

With over nine million horses in the United States alone, demand for equine medical services should continue to increase at a healthy rate for the foreseeable future.