Fairfield T. Bain, MBA, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, ACVP, ACVECC joined the ESMS team of veterinary staff in December and is in charge of the Critical Care Program.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Emergency & Critical Care. 

Dr. Fairfield T. Bain

Dr. Bain received his Bachelors of Science in Animal Science degree at North Carolina State University, and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University.  His internship was at North Carolina State University, with residencies in Large Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida and in Veterinary Pathology at Kansas State University. 

Dr. Bain was an associate at Peterson & Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida; Hagyard Equine Medical Institute in Lexington, Kentucky; Woodside Equine Clinic & Histopathology Associates in Ashland, Virginia; and an internist and pathologist at Littleton Equine Medical Center in Littleton, Colorado.    In addition to his private practice, Dr. Bain is Vice President & Medical Advisor of Equine Oxygen Therapy, a world-wide manufacturer and distributor of hyperbaric oxygen chambers for horses and companion animals.

Also joining the ESMS team is Board Certified Surgeon D. Reese Hand, DVM, DACVS, whose primary interests are in arthroscopic & laparoscopic surgery. 

Dr. Hand received his Bachelors of Science degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas in 1993, and his DVM from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997.  In 1997 & 1998, he did his internship at Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Colorado, followed by a Surgery Residency at Texas A&M from 1998 to 2001.  Dr. Hand stayed on at Texas A&M for a year following his residency as an instructor and obtained his board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in February, 2002. 

In June, 2002, he became a partner in Great Basin Equine in Gardnerville, Nevada.  In September, 2008, he returned to Texas to be on staff at Equine Medicine Sports & Surgery. 

Dr. D. Reese Hand

In September, ESMS opened its new state-of-the-art critical care unit.  Dedicated to the needs of equine patients, ESMS offers the very latest and most progressive 24-hour critical care. 

With a team of experienced and knowledgeable clinicians and veterinary technicians, ESMS’ fully equipped and technologically advanced facility raises the standard of care for critically ill horses.


ESMS recently marked the one-year anniversary of its Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center in Weatherford.  More than 600 horses have received treatment to date. 

Equine Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (“HBOT”) is a medical procedure delivering up to 15 times the normal amount of oxygen to the body’s tissues.

By placing horses in this oxygen rich environment under increased barometric pressure, the oxygen is concentrated in the horse’s blood and tissues, promoting rapid healing of chronic & acute injuries, wounds, infections, respiratory diseases, and other conditions.

ESMS’ critical care services enhance and expand the specialized veterinary resources available to equine patients, clients and referring veterinarians throughout Texas and neighboring states.


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