Russell N. Ueckert, DVM

Dr. Ueckert is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his family have lived in Abilene since 1992 providing veterinary care for the animals of the Big Country. He enjoys training Labrador Retrievers, fishing, skiing, hunting, farming and flying airplanes. Serving the veterinarians of Texas through Texas Veterinary Medical Association is another of his passions. He has been in leadership in TVMA for many years and is the 2015 TVMA President. He also serves as an Elder and teacher at South Side Baptist Church in Abilene.


Adam Arche, DVM

Dr. Arche has been with Big Country Veterinary Clinic since 2014. Originally a graduate of Luling High School he went on to pursue undergraduate education at Lubbock Christian University, followed by completing his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University. During his tenure at BCVC, Dr. Arche has seen BCVC evolve from a neighborhood clinic into a full service animal hospital. He enjoys a full array of cases including, but not limited to, reproduction, oncology, surgery and medicine. In particular, he has a passion for successfully identifying and managing diseases in his patients and in turn, effectively communicating all options with his clients and finding the best possible outcomes. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his “out of his league” wife and 3 kids, church, white-tail hunting, sports, and cattle ranching with his family.


Doug Bronstad, DVM, DACVIM

Dr. Bronstad graduated from Texas A&M University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He completed a residency in small animal internal medicine at the University of Tennessee and was awarded board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1982.

In 1994, he received the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice Clinical Referral and Consultation Award.

His professional interests include general internal medicine, hematology, and endocrinology. We are excited to have him as a Board-Certified Internal Medicine specialist. He sees our clients and their pets on referral by appointment.


David L. Wright, DVM

Dr. Wright graduated from Texas A&M with a Doctor of Veterinary medicine degree. His postgraduate Masters work is in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. He taught and was a program director for 28 years in the Veterinary Technology Program at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster, Texas, and was a faculty member and program director in th Veterinary Technology Program at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico for 15 years. Dr. Wright and his wife have a ranch near Novice and they enjoy raising cattle and showing cows and horses in SHTX (Stock Horse of Texas) shows all over the state. Dr. Wright specializes in client education and preventative health care for small animals.


Bailey Norwood, DVM

Dr. Norwood is our most recent Veterinary School Graduate whose love for animals started early in life. She grew up in the Big Country area in Noodle, Texas showing steers and participated in tie down roping. Dr. Norwood graduated from high school at Hamlin High and attended undergrad at Tarleton State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Animal Science. Dr. Norwood completed her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Ross University where she graduated in September 2022. Dr. Norwood enjoys small animal medicine as well as small exotic medicine. She strives to be as thorough and efficient as her fellow mentors at Big Country Vet and provide all her patients and clients with the best care possible. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her husband, son, and 3 dogs. As well as working cattle with her family, rope, fish, and go to church. Dr. Norwood feels blessed to have been led to Big Country Vet where she is able to work with her fellow Doctors who are graciously helpful and kind along with all the staff at Big Country Vet.