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COVID-19 Update:

As of today, March 17, Countryside Vet will remain open for scheduled appointments and emergencies.  As the COVID-19 situation evolves we may need to make additional changes

We strive to continue to provide our gold standard of care to our clients and patients.  To protect the safety and health of our clients, staff and veterinarians we must implement some temporary precautionary measures to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19.  Please note the following:

  • Please call the office to check-in upon your arrival for an appointment at the clinic.  Please remain with your animal at your vehicle/trailer.
  • We are instituting a no-handshake policy, please don’t take it personally.  As “social distancing” is our greatest defense we will practice good safe physical distance and person to person contact. 
  • We have asked our staff to stay home and seek medical care if they are ill.
  • If you would like to reschedule your appointment for ANY reason, illness or otherwise, we are happy to accommodate those changes. 
  • If you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms, have recently been exposed to COVID-19, or would prefer not to be present for your appointment, we ask that you alert our staff.  We are happy to unload/load your animal, conduct exams and treatments, and report back to you.
  • If you have a farm call scheduled, we will continue to take care of your animals, while practicing a strict no contact policy.
  • Please call ahead for prescriptions and supplies so we can arrange pick-up or shipment.
  • Payment may be made by credit card over the phone, as well as on staff mobile devices.
  • NO visitation of hospitalized animals.
  • Limited number of people in small exam areas, ie: x-ray and standing procedures.

970-351-7045

 

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we all do our best to get through this together.

Welcome to COUNTRYSIDE LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY SERVICES!

Your Equine VeterinarianS in GREELEY, CO 
And THE SURROUNDING AREA
Call us at 970-351-7045

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OUR VISION 

“To grow the Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Service’s brand to create the highest client awareness and loyalty over the next decade”

Here at COUNTRYSIDE VET we pride ourselves on providing gold standard care and services for all of your horse and livestock needs. Our state of the art facilities, and exceptional staff are here for you and your animal(s) 24-hours per day, every day of the year.

Welcome to the premier horse veterinary practice of Greeley, CO and the surrounding area. Our licensed veterinarians specialize in the treatment of horses and livestock. We recognize that your livestock and horse's health and well-being are of the utmost importance to you. With this in mind, the veterinarians and staff provide excellent veterinary medical care.

COUNTRYSIDE VET is a full-service large animal hospital that offers routine medical, dental and surgical care as well as emergency treatments. With years of experience providing general wellness care and treating serious conditions, our first-rate livestock and equine veterinary care goes above and beyond. Our veterinarians can also provide you with nutritional and wellness tips that enable you to better care for your horse and livestock and ensure their optimal health. 

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your horse. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for your horse is ongoing nutrition and herd health and wellness, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative care is essential to the ongoing success of your livestock and horse's health. If you have any questions, call 970-351-7045 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you.

Large animal 24 hour emergency and referral surgery available call 970-351-7045.

At Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services, we treat your horse and livestock like the valued animals they are.

Greeley Equine and Livestock Veterinarians | COUNTRYSIDE LARGE ANIMAL VETERINARY SERVICES, PLLC

3765 West O Street
Greeley, CO  80631
970-351-7045


Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Shawn Bott
    Owner / Veterinarian

    For those of you long-time customers, you probably remember Dr. Bott with this veterinary clinic even before the namesake of Countryside existed. Dr. Bott was a partner with Dr. Ron Maifeld when the practice resided at of 1st Avenue as Maifeld Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Bott and Dr. Shoemaker purchased the operating entity in 2000 thus starting Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Clinic. The new clinic was built in 2003. Dr. Bott came to the Greeley clinic upon graduation from Colorado State University Veterinary School in 1996 and has been associated exclusively with this operation ever since.

  • Dr.
    Wade Shoemaker
    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Wade Shoemaker was raised on a commercial cattle and quarter horse ranch in Divide, Colorado. Growing up on a high altitude ranch and being raised in the 4-H program allowed Dr. Shoemaker to gain a deep understanding of not only the process of production and health of all large animals but also the importance of handling each of the species for successful ranching. This knowledge allowed Dr. Shoemaker to be quite successful in showing both English and Western performance horses and working his share with a rope in his hand.

  • Dr.
    Josh Zacharias
    Veterinarian / Surgeon

    Dr. Zacharias was raised in Persia, Iowa on a farm raising corn, soybeans, and beef cattle, with both a cow/calf and feedlot operation.  Dr. Zacharias showed cattle in 4-H and was active in FFA.  He participated in calf roping, steer wrestling, and team roping in high schooled and roped calves in college.  Dr. Zacharias attended Iowa State University, completing two years of coursework towards a degree in Animal Science before being admitted to the College of Veterinary Medicine.  He graduated with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2003 from Iowa State University.  In 2004, he completed an internship at Oakridge Equine Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma.

  • Dr.
    Mary Hoffmann
    Veterinarian

    Mary grew up on a dairy and beef farm in northeastern Iowa. She received her first horse from her grandfather at the age of 2 and was hooked from then on. Growing up Dr. Hoffmann was active in 4-H and FFA showing dairy cattle, horses, and competed in many judging competitions. After high school Dr. Hoffmann attended Colorado State University and received a degree in Equine Sciences with a minor in Business Administration. During her time at CSU she was a member of and helped coach the CSU Horse Judging Team.

  • Dr.
    Kelsey Martin,
    DVM
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Martin grew up on large cattle ranches in remote areas across the Western United States. From Texas, to Utah and to Colorado, she spent her days helping her dad move and work cattle, fix fence, and ride horses with her mom and younger sister. At any other time, she was found with her nose in a book, drawing, or exploring the outdoors looking for bugs and other creatures. She attended high school at a small school in Eastern Colorado, where she played volleyball, basketball and track, was an avid competitor in science fair, and later, graduated as valedictorian of her class of seven people.

  • Kindle McKenzie
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Kindle was born in Fort Collins, CO and lived southwest of there with her parents and older brother. At the age of 5 she and her family moved to Lusk, WY to live on here grandparent’s ranch. Being homeschooled until her teen years, Kindle spent her free time working cows, roping calves, late night calf watch and starting her first colt at the age of 9. In Dec. 2012 she accepted a position at Countryside Large Animal, she has worked under many of the Veterinarians over the years. She now assists our intern Veterinarian and works in the front office. Kindle lives in Wellington CO with her husband Austin. Together they have three border collies, Spur, Podrick, and Yara, one cat Ophelia and with several horses. Kindle enjoys being in the mountains, hunting, traveling with her husband, riding her horses, spending time with family and friends, art and music. 

  • Carissa Pickering,
    BS
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Carissa was born and raised in Conifer, Colorado. She joined Westernaires at the age of 9, where she competed for 10 years in precision drills, as well as performing for the National Western Stock Show. Carissa achieved captain of two teams and lead both teams to first place. She also competed in bareback vaulting and pole bending. She was very active in high school with track and volleyball.

  • Brooke Eckhart
    Certified Veterinary Technician

    Brooke has been a part of the Countryside team and working with Dr. Zacharias since 2015, after obtaining her veterinary technician certification through Eastern Wyoming College. She now lives in Platteville, CO with her husband, Alex, and their dog, Waylon. During her free time she enjoys scuba diving, sewing, horseback riding, shooting sports and skiing with her family.   One thing that Brooke hopes to accomplish one day is to dive the Great Barrier Reef. If you would like to contact Brooke directly, you may e-mail her at [email protected]

  • Kimberly Estes
    Veterinary Technician

    Both Dusty and Kimberly loved Colorado, and not long after being married, they sold the Alabama farm, and returned to Colorado. Kimberly is enjoying being part of the Countryside Large Animal Veterinary Services team. She hopes to be an asset to both the hospital and the community by not only sharing her knowledge and hard work but to learn even more from her colleagues. Kimberly & Dusty currently reside in Eaton, CO along with their 8 horses and 3 dogs. They get outside to enjoy the beautiful outdoors every chance they get, whether it be for their love of helping others or enjoying it via foot, bike, hunting, car or horseback. Kimberly continues to compete in barrel racing every chance she gets and still enjoys teaching others.

  • Kelcey McNamee
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kelcey has been a part of the Countryside Vet team since March of 2013. She started as one of the smiles of the front office staff and in 2017 became Dr. Shoemaker’s technician. Kelcey’s favorite part of her job is getting to make a difference for her patients and clients. Her passion is helping equine athletes feel their best and recover from injury to get back to competing. Kelcey is involved in the workings of the rehabilitation programs that Countryside Vet has to offer including the aquatread conditioning and rehabilitation programs as well as being certified in laser therapy principles for the equine athlete through the American Institute of Medical Laser Applications. Her passion for equine athletes stems from a deep understanding and appreciation of equine athletes that comes from being a professional competitor herself. Kelcey competes as a professional barrel racer in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, Colorado Pro Rodeo Association, and the Mile Hi Barrel Horse Association 2nd qualified for her first RFD-TV’s The American semi-finals in 2019.

  • Tonya Barnhart
    Practice Manager / Accountant

    Tonya grew up in Fort Collins and always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian.  However, at age 16 she discovered an aversion to blood and an attraction to numbers.  So, as talents would have it, she became an accountant and has spent many years in the trenches of CPA firms, doing accounting for a variety of business types.  Tonya joined the CLAVS team as our Accountant in May, 2013.

  • Charley Haskin
    CVT/ Customer Care Representative

    Charley Armstrong, C.V.T. grew up on the central coast of California in a small town called Carmel Valley. Charley has always owned horses and grew up competing in high school and college rodeos. After attending Feather River College, Charley moved to Colorado in 2014 to pursue her love for veterinary medicine. After attending Bel-Rea for two years she graduated with her AAS in Veterinary Technology.

  • Sarah Hall
    Client Care Representative

    Sarah Hall is from Upstate New York. She went to SUNY Morrisville and SUNY Cobleskill for her Bachelor’s Degree in Equine science then moved to Colorado in 2012 to attend her internship at the Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center. Once officially graduated from college Sarah decided to stay in Colorado. She started working at a small animal vet clinic in Boulder where she worked for 5 years.

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