Dr. Ty Tipton grew up in Newcastle, Oklahoma. After high school he attended Vernon Regional Junior College in Vernon, Texas and then transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dr. Tipton graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and then continued on to veterinary school at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated in 2009 as a member of two honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Zeta.

After graduation Dr. Tipton completed a one year internship in equine surgery and lameness at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma under the mentorship of Dr. Brent Hague and Dr. Mike Major. Upon finishing his internship, he joined the Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery team as an equine surgery resident under the mentorship of Dr. Chris Ray and Dr. Reese Hand. Dr. Tipton completed his residency in June, 2013 and remained at ESMS as an associate emergency surgeon while studying for the ACVS board examination.

In February, 2014, Dr. Tipton passed the American College of Veterinary Surgeons board exam, becoming a Board Certified Equine Surgeon. In August, 2014, he returned to ESMS from Oklahoma as a specialist associate lameness veterinarian and surgeon. His main clientele include cutting horses, barrel and other rodeo horses, western performance horses, and racing Quarter Horses.

Dr. Tipton’s professional interests include advanced lameness diagnosis & treatment and orthopedic & soft tissue surgery. Dr. Tipton is a published author of research articles in peer reviewed journals, most notably a paper on superficial digital flexor tendonitis in cutting horses. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Jessica, hunting, fishing, team roping, and playing guitar.