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. Bott was born in Rocksprings, Wyoming and spent summers with his parents on the edge of the Wind River wilderness where his father was employed as a Range Technician with the US Forest Service. They moved to Montana when he was three and he grew up on a commercial cow/calf ranching operation. It was here that he developed his love of farm animals and an appreciation for what can be accomplished with hard work. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Montana State University and completed a degree in Animal Science. While at MSU, he worked summers for the US Forest Service and developed a fondness for packing and spending time in the backcountry on horseback. After graduation, it was on to Colorado State University where he graduated with his degree in veterinary medicine.
Shawn is married to wife, Kristi and has a son, Seth and a daughter, Hannah. He enjoys spending time with them hunting, fishing, camping, and tinkering in the shop.