Our Story

Since 2013, our team of veterinary professionals has been committed to offering the highest standard of care to our large animal patients. We are proud to serve Colorado’s Yampa Valley and beyond. Our practice is made up of talented veterinary professionals who are passionate about animals and who care for each patient as if it were their own.

Our Mission

At High Country Veterinary Services, we work hard to foster, encourage, and strengthen the bond between people and animals. This commitment is rooted in our fundamental principles of accountability, genuineness, superiority, and teamwork. Through a cooperative and individualized method, we guarantee that our patients achieve their best possible health, ultimately leading to an extraordinary quality of life.

 Our Equine Services

Equine Dentistry

Our team has advanced post graduate training in equine dentistry and a passion in this area of equine care. Equine dental treatment from oral exams to extractions and periodontics are an essential part of annual preventative care for horses for their own longevity and comfort.


Accurate lameness and sports medicine diagnosis is crucial for our clients! Drs. Barr and Karlin have a passion for assessing and treating lameness and hold themselves to a very high level of knowledge and accuracy to get horses back competing again. 

Equine Chiropractic

As of March 2023, our practice is thrilled to be equipped with an equine certified veterinarian on staff that specifically focuses on equine chiropractic care. Equine chiropractic care can help horses improve performance as well as prevent future problems.

Ensuring the Health and Performance of Your Horse

Our team offers full-service, equine and large animal primary care veterinary treatments based out of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We provide a comprehensive variety of care both in the field and at our facilities to ensure complete care for your equine patient.

Hear What Our Horse Owners Have To Say!

“There are not enough words to express how thankful we are to have Dr. Louise Batt as our equine vet. Having performance horses takes a lot of care and TLC to keep them feeling well and at the top of their game. Dr. Batt has always been available when we need her (which is a lot) and she practices with extreme professionalism and passion. She has treated everything with our horses from ulcers, injections, dentals, and emergency care of lacerations etc. I know our horses are in the best hands with her, which is such a comfort because I’ve seen firsthand the consequences of poor and incorrect diagnoses and treatment. I honestly don’t know what we’d do without her”

– Kendra C.

“Our son’s horse was having some dental issues due to aging so we brought him in to see Dr. Batt. She is extremely knowledgeable and her kind personality was such a delight while my son watched his horse “go to the dentist”. She keeps our horses in top health and is just a phone call away. Dr. Batt takes care of us like family and there is no one more trustworthy and knowledgeable that we would take our four-legged family to receive superior care from.”

– Kristi S.

“I’ve been using Dr. Louise Batt and her associates for all my horses for 10 years now. Dr Batt is friendly, thorough and very knowledgeable in all aspects of her work. My horses have had lameness exams, dental work, normal routine maintenance and Dr. Batt is always spot on with her diagnostic work… One of my horses had a ruptured extensor tendon and he had to be on stall rest for a long time. She built her own cast out of a plastic tube that fitted him perfectly, to make sure he did not tear it up again. It was a long year of rehab work and Dr. Batt came to check on him many times when she was just passing by! It really makes a big difference to have a Vet who you feel really care about the horse’s wellbeing.”

– Erika J.

Our Client Resources

Explore our collection of resources curated by our experienced veterinary team, because a well-informed client or owner is the best advocate for their furry patient’s health and happiness.

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