Champion Embryo Transfer Service is an embryo transfer and recipient mare focused equine reproduction facility, which was started with the goal of combining high success rates with exceptional customer service. Founded on the belief of charging for success instead of anticipation, we don’t charge deposits or booking fees and don’t bill our ET Pregnancy Fee & Recipient Mare Lease until we see a viable heartbeat in the embryo, usually at 26 days age of embryo. We also stand behind every embryo transfer pregnancy with a Live Foal Guarantee.
Champion Embryo Transfer Service was founded in 2012 as Champion Equine, LLLP. In preparation for the 2018 breeding season, James A. Synowsky, DVM took sole ownership and used the opportunity to transition to Champion Embryo Transfer Service, offering the same great success rates with even better customer service. We strive to treat each client with the courtesy and service they deserve.
We look forward to doing business with you and helping you achieve your breeding goals!
James A. Synowsky, DVM – Owner/Veterinarian
Dr. Synowsky was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, although he spent most of his free time at his family ranch outside of Weatherford hunting, fishing, baling hay, riding horses, and working cattle. He graduated with honors with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University after spending his clinical year at Oklahoma State University. After completing a year internship at Royal Vista Southwest, he was asked to stay on as an associate veterinarian and continued there until 2011, when he decided it was time to move back to Texas and started Champion Equine, LLLP. In 2017, he became the sole owner and transitioned the business to Champion Embryo Transfer Service. Dr. Synowsky and his wife live in Dennis, TX. He is the vice-chairman of the Texas Equine Practice Committee for the Texas Veterinary Medical Association and a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Not only does Dr. Synowsky have a passion for veterinary medicine, but also for his community and the people in it. In 2017 Dr. Synowsky was elected the first mayor of Dennis, TX.
Jason L. Layfield, DVM – Associate Veterinarian
After graduating from Virginia – Maryland in 1999, Dr. Layfield completed an internship under Dr. Joe Carter at Oklahoma Equine Hospital. He then went on to be the resident veterinarian at a large Standardbred farm in Chesapeake City, MD. While there he was in charge of the care of 500 broodmares and their foals, yearlings, stallions, and racehorses. For the next 15 years, Dr. Layfield was in private practice based out of Chesapeake City where he cared for large Thoroughbred breeding farms. Dr. Layfield moved to Weatherford, TX in 2016 to pursue his interest in embryo transfer. He joined the team at Champion Embryo Transfer Service in 2019. Dr. Layfield is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Equine Veterinary Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Quarter Horse Association. In his free time, he has a few mares of his own he breeds and enjoys roping and showing AQHA. He also hopes to one day show in the Snaffle Bit Futurity.
Brian Schnell, DVM
Dr. Brian Schnell was born and raised in Wisconsin, where he attended the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he left the land of black and white cattle and moved to Oklahoma where he was an associate veterinarian at Performance Equine Associates. This gave Dr. Schnell an abundance of experience providing high quality reproductive and emergency services to clients throughout southern Oklahoma and North Texas. He then took the opportunity to be the resident veterinarian at Kansas Dairy Development, a large heifer growing and feedlot operation in southwest Kansas. Although he enjoyed riding pens with the cowboys and managing cattle, he decided to pursue his ultimate goal of finding an equine reproduction specific job. He then spent a year as the herd veterinarian at Equine Embryo Transfer Facility in Weatherford, TX before joining the team at Champion Embryo Transfer Service. He is excited to be a part of the well respected and rapidly growing group at CETS with a goal of providing clients with exceptional veterinary and customer service. Dr. Schnell is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Texas Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Society for Theriogenology. Dr. Schnell’s true passion is working with and being around horses, but outside of “work”, he enjoys doing custom leatherwork, watching good cutting horses work a cow, and daydreaming about having his own band of bucking horses.
Elizabeth Savell – Office Manager
Liz is originally from the Aledo area, graduating from Aledo High School. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production. She has owned and shown Appaloosa horses since 2004 in all disciplines including: Halter, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Saddle Seat, and has trained under Hunter Jumper and Dressage trainers across the country. Her passion for horses did not leave her as she grew older and with four horses of her own, she still trains and competes when she is able. Liz joined our team in 2015 before she graduated, getting to know the horses and office as she worked her way up to office manager.