Honahlee, PC


Lisa Metcalf, MS DVM Diplomate

American College of Theriogenologists

Dr Lisa Metcalf is the owner of Honahlee, PC. She grew up on a small horse farm in northern VA. She attended both Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), graduating with honors and a BA in Biology. She received her DVM degree from The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and her MS in Endocrinology from UC Davis. She is a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society and received the Robert M. Hogsett Memorial Award for clinical proficiency, professionalism, and leadership. Dr Metcalf is board-certified in theriogenology, the specialty practice of animal reproduction.

Dr Metcalf served from 2001-2007 as the Oregon Veterinary Racing Commissioner. She is a Past-President of the Northwest Equine Practitioners Association and served on the Chairs Council of the Oregon Humane Society. She is presently on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Equine Practitioners where she has served, over several years, as Chairperson of the Reproduction Committee, and as a member of the Abstract Review and Education Committees. She is also current President of the Board of Directors of the Portland Mounted Patrol Unit.

In order to devote undivided time to the preservation of valued equine genetic lines, Dr Metcalf presently runs the Equine IVF laboratory at Oregon Health Science and University as both a clinical and research lab.

Dr Metcalf is an invited speaker throughout the world and has authored numerous articles, papers and textbook chapters on equine reproduction.

For information about these services contact:
Lisa Metcalf, MS DVM DACT
Research Assistant Professor
OB/GYN Andrology Division
Oregon Health Science & University
3303 SW Bond Street
Portland, OR 97239
Office: 5034183775
Cell: 5037089567

Abraham Botes, BSc, TS (ABB), ELD (ABB)

Awie Botes has over 40 years of combined experience as a geneticist, embryologist, and laboratory manager. Born and educated in South Africa, he completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree, with a double major in Human Physiology and Genetics from the University of Pretoria in 1997. During his first 9 years of post-graduate study he was involved in research and development in human In vitro fertilization (IVF) and Human Cytogenetics, successfully developing the first laboratories in South Africa and the first IVF baby born there in 1983.

Awie relocated to Northern California in 1992 as an embryology laboratory manager for and in 1996 became board certified as Technical Supervisor in embryology and andrology through the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB) In 1998. Since then he has been working as an Embryology laboratory director and supervisor.

In 2011, Awie and his partner bought property in Dundee, Oregon and Awie continued to commute to CA, working as The Embryology Laboratory Director/Chief of Laboratory services for La Jolla until September, 2017. Realizing that he was not yet ready to retire, Awie assumed the helm as Chief Embryologist in the Equine IVF Lab at OHSU in September, 2017.

His personal interest lies in the genetics of the gametes and embryos, and contributing to the research of non-invasive embryo selection for the best, euploid embryos for transfer.