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Dr. Synowsky continued from page 56 The good doctor explained. “Champion Embryo Transfer Service is a mare and foal—focused equine reproduction and embryo transfer facility,” Synowsky said. “It was established with the goal of combining a high— reproduction success rate with exceptional customer service.” So, instead of breeding a gorgeous, sleek champion mare and taking her out of the competition for more than a year, not to mention have her go through the dramatic body changes that goes with motherhood, a herd of healthy recipient mares are available to take the load off the equine athlete. She gets to have it all — motherhood and a career in equine sports. “We have tailored our practice to accommodate our clients’ varied needs,” Synowsky said. “We offer Mare Management services for clients close enough to bring their mares to us; and in addition, we manage our own recipient herd allowing us to accommodate those clients who have capable veterinarians in their areas and are only in need of high quality recipient mares for their embryos.” But, at Champion Embryos it’s BYOB or Bring Your Own Boyhorse. “We do not stand stallions,” Synowsky said. “That way we’re free to spend the necessary time managing client mares and our recipient herd with the attention to detail to give the best success rates and service our clients deserve.” The recipient mares are pretty great-looking on their own. Some are former competitors. “They come from all different backgrounds. Some of them are cutting horses that didn’t make the cut, some are racehorses that just weren’t quite fast enough and for some reason they just didn’t quite make it and ended up here. I look for a recip- ient mare that’s from five to seven years old when they come here,” Dr. Synowsky said. “Obviously I want them to be healthy.” It seems like a pretty good life for a horse, one that’s filled with lush hay, cool water, quiet pastures, tall trees and a pond for when the weather turns warmish. “Some owners want to take their recipient mare’s home,” Synowsky said. “That’s fine.” From the business end, Synowsky has a unique pay structure different from a lot of reproduction firms. “It’s not uncommon in this day and age for compa- nies in the reproduction industry to view their clients as numbers and present huge bills, to charge big for every small aspect of equine care without the backing of strong success rates,” he said. “That’s not us.” The staff of Champion Embryo Transfer Service work hard to achieve the highest quality care and success for the clients’ mares and offer a communication with staff that is second to none, he said. “We offer cycle management programs to make the client’s fee schedule and billing as easy to understand as possible,” Synowsky said. “We don’t bill ET Pregnancy Fees until they see a viable pregnancy to correspond with their policy of charging for success instead of just anticipation. We stand behind every embryo transfer pregnancy with a Live Foal Guarantee for no additional charge.” Champion Embryo Transfer Service was founded in 2012 as Champion Equine, LLP. Just before the 2018 breeding season, Synowsky, took sole ownership and used the opportunity to transition to Champion Embryo Transfer Service, offering the same great success rates with even better customer service. “We strive to treat each client with the courtesy and service they deserve,” he said. Synowsky and his wife, Kendra Synowsky live in Dennis. He is the vice chairman of the Texas Equine Practice Committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Not only does Synowsky have a passion for veterinary medicine, but also for his community and the people in it. In 2017, Dr. Synowsky was elected the first mayor of Dennis. Synowsky was born and raised in Fort Worth, although he spent most of his free time at his family ranch hunting, fishing, baling hay, and working cattle. He grad- uated with honors with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medi- cine from St. George’s University after spending his clini- cal year at Oklahoma State University. After completing a year internship at Royal Vista Southwest, he was asked to stay on as an associate veterinarian and continued there until 2011, when he decided it was time to move back to Texas and establish his own firm — Champion Equine, LLP. Photos by Zach Peterson Parker County mobile adoption unit Carlos Rivera, Stella Rivera, Sophia Rivera 110 Weatherford Blooms Thank you for reading our community: CLIQUES 111