Gustavo De Cillo
Born in Brazil, Gustavo grew up training his family’s Quarter horses and dreamed the American dream of owning his own business. Gustavo worked hard and graduated from Universidade de Marilia- SP Brazil in 1998 with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). He completed his equine surgery residency at UNESP, Botucatu, in Brazil, before moving to the USA in 2001 to complete a 2-year internship at the Brazos Valley Equine Hospital in Navasota, TX. After completing the intense, hands-on internship, he traveled back to Brazil and opened De Cillo Equine Sports Medicine. In 2006 he made the life-changing decision to close his practice and train to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. After completing his needed education, he joined Dr. Andrew Currie at Currie Equine Clinic in 2009. During this time, he also had two beautiful children, Gianluca and Isabella, and gained his U.S. citizenship. In 2016 Dr. De Cillo purchased Currie Equine Clinic and achieved his American dream. In his practice, he is passionate about sports medicine, treating lameness, and performing surgery. In 2019, Dr. De Cillo married Beatriz, who shares his zeal for veterinary practice, as well as good music, good wine, and good food!
Beatriz De Cillo
Originally from Brazil, Beatriz started taking jumping lessons at 13 and fell in love with horses. She rode horses until entering vet school. She graduated from Centro Universitario de Espirito Santo do Pinhal, UNIPINHAL, in 2014. Following graduation, she came to the USA to do a 3-month externship at Currie Equine Clinic, where she met Gustavo De Cillo. In 2016, she started her 2-year internship at De Cillo Equine Clinic. Beatriz is passionate about reproduction and today she is our Breeding Manager. In 2019, she married Gustavo and moved permanently to the USA. Today, outside of work, she enjoys riding her mare and is back competing as an eventer rider.
Lauren received her B.S. in animal science from the University of Minnesota, then completed her veterinary degree at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2014. She completed an internship at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital after graduation, where she honed her skills in equine sports medicine. Lauren joined our team in August of 2016 to work the horse shows at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy. She has remained with our clinic, working part-time in all aspects of equine wellness care. She also works part-time in a mixed animal practice with her fiancé in Sweeny, TX. Outside of work, she enjoys running with her dogs, traveling, and spending time on the water.
Chandler fell in love with equine medicine after working closely with her hometown veterinarian to keep her horse healthy and sound during high school. She received her B.S. in biomedical sciences at Texas A&M University, she continued her stay in College Station to complete her veterinary degree in 2021. Following graduation, she completed an internship at Brock Veterinary Clinic where she was exposed to a diverse case load of sports medicine and surgery. Chandler joined our team as an associate veterinarian in June of 2022. Originally from Brenham, she is excited to be back in the area. She enjoys internal medicine and sports medicine. Outside of work, she likes to spend time riding cutting horses, traveling and working on projects with her husband.