Bova-Tech Ltd. (BTL), an internationally recognized Alberta-based embryo transplant company, is owned and operated by Dr. Andres Arteaga, with the company's office and embryo storage facility in Rocky View County, Alberta just north of Cochrane.
BTL offers the beef and dairy industries in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba complete commercial embryo transplant services along with international export market opportunities.
In-clinic clients can choose to prepare donor cows on-farm and bring them to the Rocky View County centre for the embryo collection process or have the donor cow(s) housed at the centre for all super-ovulatory treatments, artificial insemination and embryo recovery procedures. Embryos recovered from donor cows can be transferred fresh to synchronized recipients or frozen for transfer at a later date. Producers choosing to perform on-farm services can depend on BTL to provide all necessary instructions and drugs, including the BTL Export Certified Mobile Lab which covers Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
BTL's team members have extensive experience in the field of embryo transfer and are well versed in the growing and changing needs of the cattle industry. Our goal is to ensure the highest level of customer service.
DR. ANDRES ARTEAGA DVM MVSC.
Embryo Transfer Veterinarian
Dr. Andres Arteaga is the owner/
operator of Bova-Tech Ltd. (BTL).
Andres was born and raised in the heart of a commercial and pure-bred Angus cattle operation in Chihuahua, Mexico. From a young age he worked with the family's cattle which aspired him to be a veterinarian. He saw that there would be a need in the future for producing quality cattle to meet the exponential population growth of the world.
After attending veterinary school in Mexico, Andres moved to Canada and earned his Master's Degree in Veterinary Science, specializing in Theriogenology (bovine reproduction) from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After completing his studies and graduating he went on to teach Theriogenology for a few years at the college. He then moved to Airdrie in 2003 and has been working as an Embryo Transfer Veterinarian while managing his small herd of purebred registered cattle.
Andres is a Certified member of the Canadian Embryo Transfer Association where he has been serving as a board director since 2016. He is very passionate about providing services that will help to increase his clients' herd productivity and value. Producers can depend on him and his team to optimize their most valuable cows by generating more embryos and pregnancies that will extend the impact of outstanding cattle genetics.
Andres has been the owner of Bova-Tech since 2012 and is proud to lead his team with extensive experience in the field of embryo transfer. He is well versed in the growing and changing needs of the cattle industry and prides himself in ensuring the highest level of customer service while producing top quality embryos. Bova-Tech’s programs are designed to meet producer’s specific needs, offering all our services either in-clinic or on-farm.
Melissa was born and raised on a mixed farm operation just northeast of Airdrie, Alberta. She spent countless hours and many years with the local 4H Beef Club. After graduating from the local high school she continued her education at Olds College. After a few years in agriculture finance and time spent living overseas she returned to what she really enjoys - working with animals.
Melissa has been with Bova-Tech since Fall 2019 she assists Andres on-farm and in-clinic with all the services Bova-Tech offers.
Office Manager / International Embryo Sales & Marketing
Lisa brings years of financial and business management experience to Bova-Tech. Lisa has been a valuable part of the BTL team since 2019. She is the central hub while the rest of the team is in the barn or on-farm performing our many services. Lisa also takes care of our International Embryo Sales and Marketing division while designing our website, mating sheets and social media sites. Lisa can also be found at the facility helping with all of our procedures when an extra hand is needed.
Lisa was raised in Cochrane but now calls Water Valley home where she lives on a small acreage.
Maya can be found (on warmer days) supervising the herd of cattle kept out in the pens at the BTL facility. She is not shy and is always ready for a meet and greet with anyone walking though our door. She runs a tight ship by keeping the barn rodent free during the evening and when not outside hunting she lounges the day away holding down paperwork in the office.
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The Bova-Tech facility is located at 42128 Township Road 272, Rocky View County, 10 minutes North of Cochrane, Alberta.
Directions from Cochrane, head North for 12 kilometers on Highway 22, then turn left (West) on Township 272, follow for 1 kilometer and turn right (North) at signpost 42128 and follow the driveway for 900 meters where the office is located in the large barn.
Bova-Tech is conveniently located 30 minutes West of Alta Genetics Inc.; the biggest bovine semen collection center in Western Canada. This location facilitates the ability to ship embryos domestically or internationally.