Our Veterinarians have made the news! Learn more about the emergency c-section completed by Dr. Tyson Benson at the New York State Fair!
Dr. Tyson Benson grew up on a dairy farm in Lansing, NY. In order to capitalize on the farm life experience, his parents populated the dairy farm with various other species including a pony, pigs, goats, a rabbit, ducks, dogs, cats, a donkey, and chickens. It is therefore no surprise that Tyson was inclined to work with animals as a career. Cornell Vet School was graced with his presence until 2009, at which time he took a job in New Mexico. It wasn’t long before he missed the snow and overcast skies of upstate New York and therefore had to return; initially taking a job as a mixed animal vet with Brookside Veterinary Clinic. In July of 2013 Tyson bought half the business and rechristened it Homestead Large Animal and quit seeing dogs and cats in order to focus on the horses, cows, alpacas, llamas, goats, and sheep. After a workday filled with farm animals, Tyson returns home to spend time with his wife, Victoria, and some truly wild things: his five kids.
Dr. Joseph Darrington Hello, I am happy to be a part of the Homestead team and to work with you and the animals in your care. I am a 2015 graduate of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a transplant from South Dakota. My main interests revolve around animal agriculture and equine medicine which is why I am excited every day to come to your farms and help solve the immediate problems you face, and to discuss long term management issues to promote health and performance in your herd, flock, gaggle, pair or single animal. Prior to working at Homestead Large Animal I was an extension agent for South Dakota State University and gained experience working with producers and animal caretakers to promote wellness, performance and human safety through design and management of the animal environment through heating systems, cooling systems, ventilation systems and lighting.
I look forward to learning more about your management styles, treating sick or injured animals, providing field surgical interventions, providing reproductive services, and planning preventative practices with and for you.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” Arthur Ashe
B.S. Ag & Biosystems Engineering – South Dakota State University – 2011
DVM – Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine – 2015
MPH – University of Iowa College of Public Health – 2015
Karen Coates is an integral part of the Homestead team. She has been working in the large animal business for over 30 years, starting with Dr. John Flynn, in 1985, then working with Dr. Tom Gill, and most recently for Dr. Tyson Benson here at Homestead. She handles scheduling for all the large animal clients as well as the clinic’s book keeping. Karen enjoys spending her free time with her husband Kevin, their 5 children and their grandchildren. She also enjoys traveling, camping, reading, baking, and working in her yard and garden.