General Surgeon
Allergy Consult

Bachelor of Science
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University
Master of Science (Animal Nutrition)
Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Missouri

General Surgeon

Bachelor of Science
University of Oklahoma
College of Veterinary Medicine
Oklahoma State University



Dr. Chad received his veterinary degree from Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.  After veterinary school, Dr. Chad worked at the University of Guelph in Canada and then Littleton Large Animal Clinic in Littleton, Colorado.  Dr. Chad performed a 3 year surgery residency at the University of Tennessee, and then passed his boards to become a board certified equine surgeon in 2011.  Dr. Chad has worked as an equine surgeon in Elgin, TX, Edmond, OK, Tallahassee, FL, and now he is currently at the Highland Equine Hospital in Arapaho,OK.  Dr. Chad’s special interest includes sports medicine, arthroscopic surgery, upper airway surgery, dentistry, and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Chad is happily married to April Baumwart and has a young boy named Eldon that was born in April of 2024.  Dr. Chad was born and raised in Arapaho, OK.   He grew up riding horses on the farm, played football and soccer for the Clinton Red Tornadoes.  Dr. Chad enjoys spending time with his family, watching college football (Go Pokes!!), and riding his horse Peppy.  April enjoys riding dressage and has a Percheron named Platinum that is 18.2 hands tall.

Dr. Chad comes from a family of veterinarians. He works with his father Alvin and they are co-owners of Highland Veterinary Clinic.  His brother Ryan, is a veterinary cardiologist and his sister Angie is a small animal emergency veterinarian that is currently volunteering with a Christian relief organization providing animal care in Indonesia



Dr. Brittany Hellem is a 2022 graduate from the Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She and her family are from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dr. Hellem participated in the Alaska/Colorado combined 2+2 veterinary medicine program where she completed her first 2 years of veterinary school at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, then completed the next 2 years of her veterinary school at Colorado State University. Dr. Hellem earned her undergraduate degree in Equine Science from Colorado State University. Before starting veterinary school, Dr. Hellem worked at the Peterson Smith Advanced Fertility Center in Summerfield, Florida gaining a lot of experience with equine reproduction. She also spent a lot of time in several veterinary clinics in the Colorado area that included a small animal emergency clinic, equine ambulatory practice, and a large animal clinic.

Dr. Hellem’s veterinary interests include general equine practice, equine reproduction, equine dentistry, and equine emergency and critical care. She also enjoys working with dogs and cats in general practice.

In her free time Dr. Hellem enjoys spending time with her fur balls at home which include a retired Alaskan Husky sled dog “Lily”, and a barn cat turned indoor cat named “Spice”. She also enjoys hiking with her dog, baking, and swimming. FYI Dr. Hellem makes the best chocolate chip cookies.


• Stephanie Benton, Receptionist/CVA
• Janet Jones, CVA
• Amber Lacy, CVA
• Heather Bryson
• Donna Baumwart, Bookkeeper
• April Baumwart, Receptionist/Bookkeeper
• Cazi Ramos
• Kaitlyn Nickell
• Tayte Noble
• Denise White
• Casady Sublett
• Grace Duree
• Buffey Beam, CVT
• Ruby Edsall
• Maranda Schones
• Ally Townsley
• Lilly Roush
• Justin Morgan
• Brian Villapando
• April Patrick