Rachel Butterworth-Tice DVM

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Rachel Butterworth-Tice graduated in 2003 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine on the Virginia Tech campus. She worked in Maryland in a three doctor equine practice until 2006. In 2006 she moved with her husband to Rutherford County to work for Dr. Hinkle at Rutherford Large Animal. In 2009 she purchased Rutherford Large Animal and has worked to expand the practice and make it her own. In 2024, the practice was renamed to emphasize their focus on the equestrian community. She lives in Rutherford County with her husband and two sons on their 25 acre horse farm, Bold Oaks Farm.   They have transformed an old home and overgrown wooded pastures into a working horse farm and home base of Rutherford Equine Mobile Services. Dr. Butterworth-Tice has a passion for reproduction. She breeds and rides American Hanoverian horses. 

Bachelor of Science – Animal Science
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia

Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, Virginia

Dr. Mary Rogers DVM


Dr Mary Rogers is originally from Southwest Georgia, where she lived until moving to England in the early 80s with her husband, Steve. She and Steve were stationed in multiple locations with the Air Force during his twenty years of service. She attended vet school at UGA and eventually started an equine ambulatory practice in Thomasville, Georgia, after Steve retired. After retiring from her practice in 2020, they moved to our area and absolutely love it. Horses have always been a passion for Doc Mary, and although currently between horses, she’s an avid dressage rider. She and Steve live between Shelby and Boiling Springs with their cats Franklin, Matilda, Clarice, and Fennec. Full retirement didn’t suit her, so she works part time so Dr Rachel can have some much-needed days off.

Brendle Owensby

Veterinary Assistant

Is a full time assistant. She grew up in Rutherford County. She lives on a small goat farm with her husband Robbie. She previously was an assistant manager at a restaurant but left that position to fulfill her dreams to join the team at Rutherford Equine. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her family and dog Addie on the lake she also enjoys traveling to new places.

Katelyn Cabaniss

Office Manager

Katelyn, a native of Rutherford county, manages the office for Rutherford Equine as well as stand-in veterinary assistant. She originally went to college for occupational therapy but chose to follow her passion in the agriculture world, resulting in working with us and starting her own cattle reproductive business. She has grown up showing horses; participating in 4H, USPC, and the hunter/jumper circuit. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her son Jackson, traveling and live music. 

Proud member of American Association of Equine Practitioners.