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.
Kelcey’s husband, Cole is an accomplished steer wrestler in the PRCA
Mountain States Circuit and the two of them get to live and breathe the competition and the sport of rodeo together. When not on the rodeo trail, the two enjoy working cattle and spending their time at Cole’s family ranch in Pine Bluffs, Wyoming.
Kelcey is a Colorado native raised in the agricultural lifestyle as a farmer’s daughter and a member of the Larimer County 4-H program. Kelcey raised and showed lambs, pigs and horses through her 4-H years. She attended Highland High School in Ault, Colorado where she spent time on the basketball court as well as running as a sprinter in the track field. After high school, Kelcey attended Colorado State University for her degree in business marketing and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster University’s veterinary technician program.
Kelcey and her family currently reside in Kersey, Colorado with their abundance of animals.