Donald Holter, DVM

Dr. Donald Holter

Ltd. to the Practice of Surgery

Dr. Donald Holter is a residency-trained veterinary surgeon in Texas. From his home base in the small community of Richards, TX, he is available to provide mobile veterinary surgery services to general practice and emergency animal hospitals throughout College Station and the greater Brazos Valley.


Dr. Donald Holter earned his DVM degree at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015.  After graduating, he completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery in Nashville, TN.  He then went on to finish two specialty surgery internships, one in Dallas and the other at Oklahoma State University. He concluded his studies with a 3-year residency in small animal surgery at Oklahoma State University.

After completing his residency, Dr. Holter went into private practice and has since gone on to complete advanced coursework in orthopedics, including I-Loc fracture management and Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). In addition to clinical cases, Dr. Holter is also an orthopedic consultant for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). His areas of clinical interest include orthopedics and surgical oncology cases. He is excited to be able to serve pets in north/northwest Houston metro as a MOVES surgeon.


  • 2023
    Joined MOVES
  • 2021-23
    Veterinary surgery associate in private practice.
  • 2021
    Completed residency program at Oklahoma State University
  • 2018
    Completed internship at Oklahoma State University
  • 2017
    Completed internship at Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center
  • 2015
    Earned DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • 2010
    Graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a degree in Zoology

Holter D, Williams N, Boileau M, Dugat D.
Use of meshed skin grafts to treat bilateral, circumferential skin defects of the antebrachium in a pygmy goat wether.
– case report. Vet Rec Case rep. 2022; 10:3317.

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    What does Limited to the Practice of Surgery mean?

    A veterinarian who has completed residency training, but is not board certified may indicate that his or her practice is “Limited to the Practice of Surgery,” and no connection to the ACVS is implied or intended.

    A “Practice Limited” veterinarian has undergone extensive additional training after veterinary school, consisting of a minimum of a 1-year internship followed by a 3-year residency program. During the residency there are specific training and caseload requirements that must be met and anyone who wishes to pursue board certification after residency must also perform research that is published in a scientific journal.

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