Dr. Jim Schulze
Veterinarian and Practice Owner
Dr. Schulze received his D.V.M. degree from Texas A&M University in 1980. Upon graduation, Dr. Schulze moved to Conroe, Texas, and joined a mixed animal practice. Dr. Schulze and a partner established Equine Veterinary Associates in 1982.
Sports medicine and lameness, equine reproduction, and preventative medicine are among Dr. Schulze’s primary interests. Dr. Schulze achieved recognition as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) with certification in Equine medicine in 1990.
Dr. Schulze is involved in many charitable, professional, and community organizations. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. He is a past member of the Willis Independent School District Board of Trustees and is a past member of the Texas Racing Commission. He and his wife, Patty, have five children. The family enjoys an “extended family” of pleasure horses, two dogs, and several cats.
Dr. Melissa Hubble
Dr. Hubble is a native Texan, raised in the Hill Country, whose interest in horses started with the 4-H club and competing in local rodeos. She earned an Animal Science degree, Veterinary Science degree, and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, graduating in 2000 and joining E.V.A. in June of that year. Her husband, Jason, is a deputy for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department. They have two young children, a daughter and a son who are 14 months apart, that keep them busy outside of work.
Dentistry has become Dr. Hubble’s specialty, including floating of sharp enamel points, equilibration of the bite, extractions, and minor periodontal procedures, and she continues to expand her knowledge and expertise in this area. She also enjoys foaling and breeding season, preventative medicine, ophthalmology, and the occasional challenging internal medicine case.
Her professional memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Texas Equine Veterinary Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She is dedicated to the long-term success of the equine professional, promoting the horse industry and equine welfare, and continuing education of horse owners. In addition, she welcomes young people who are interested in becoming equine veterinarians to shadow her, either by completing externships through their school or on a volunteer basis.
Head Veterinary Technician
Crystal grew up in Kansas, and started riding racehorses in SC and TX in the late 90’s. She also studied Equine Science at Dodge City Community College. After riding racehorses for over 10 years, she worked for a referral veterinary pracitce near Austin and then in Hempstead before joining EVA. She currently trains and rides barrel horses and competes all over the state, along with her fiance, Donald. Besides horses, Crystal also has a soft spot for her Jack Russells and French Bulldogs.