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Preparing a horse for a surgical procedure and examination

About Us

Mid South Equine Vet Team

About Mid-South Equine

Mid-South Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery, located in Tioga TX, was founded by Dr. R.A. "Tony" Rocconi in 2015. Dr. Rocconi and his staff are dedicated to the well being and success of your horses. 


Mid-South Equine Sports Medicine & Surgery offers a wide range of services to keep your horses healthy and happy. From our conveniently located Tioga TX clinic, we offer lameness examinations, diagnostic imagery, regenerative therapies, orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries, as well as reproductive services and overall general health. 

Providing Exceptional Care

DVM MS Tony Rocconi, owner and veterinarian at Mid South Equine
Tony Rocconi

Dr. Rocconi is a 2003 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary medicine where he served as class president. After graduation he went to work at a busy race track to practice servicing the racing thoroughbred industry. He then moved on to Ocala, FL where he worked for 4 years on young thoroughbred race horses in training, reproduction, and sales work. He subsequently moved to Aubrey, TX where he pursued his passion for lameness and surgery. Then Dr. Rocconi entered the Equine Surgical Residency at MSU-CVM - a 3 year program where he also obtained his Master's Degree in Veterinary Science. After completing his residency, he moved back to Texas and now owns and operates Mid-South Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery.

Dalton Pate, DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dalton Pate
Associate Veterinarian

Having joined the practice in the spring of 2018, Dr. Pate distinguished himself by his commitment to exceptional care for his patients, his humor, kindness and patience to their owners. Having originated from West Point MS, he attended MSU-CVM and then moved to Texas for his internship at Outlaw Equine. Once he joined the Mid-South Equine team, his interest and aptitude for Sport Medicine kept growing and now occupies most of his time and his main area of focus. Dalton recently became engaged to Darby Slope and spends his down time roping and watching Darby compete in Barrel Racing.

Rebeca Delazari, Veterinarian at Mid South Equine
Rebeca Delazari
DVM, Brasil

Rebeca Fayad Delazari is a veterinarian from Brasil. She graduated in 2015 from UNIP - SP. Following graduation she worked for Equivet in Brasil for one year as an Intern. She then traveled to America to do a 1 year Internship at Weems and Stephens in Texas. Delazari has been with Mid-South Equine for the past 4 years. Her goal is to acquire her US license in veterinary medicine. In her free time she likes to train CrossFit and do outdoor activities with her husband and dogs.

Front Office
Julie Cote, Office Manager at Mid South
Julie Cote
Office Manager 
April Rocconi, Practice Manager at Mid South Equine Vet
April Rocconi
Practice Manager 
Mackenzie Allen is a vet tech
Mackenzie Allen
Rebecca Jester is an equine veterinarian
Rebecca Jester
Mary Beth is a tech at Mid South Equine
Mary Beth Caldwell
Kaitlin is Mid South Equine's horse show technician
Kaitlin McCuan
Anesthesia Techs
Debbie Carroll is an an anesthesia technician for horses
Debbie Carroll
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