Dr. Mindy Smith, originally from a small fishing town in Alaska, developed an interest in horses there despite the island having only one pony. She moved to California to pursue her veterinary education, where she graduated from Pacific Union College with a Bachelor’s degree in biology. She then attended University of California, Davis, earning her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2016. While in vet school, she worked as a large animal critical care technician in the teaching hospital, participated in pain management research in horses, and served as president of the student chapters of the AAEP and the Society for Theriogenology. She completed an internship in Equine Field Service at Colorado State University, where she published research on field anesthesia in horses and continued to develop her interest in teaching. Dr. Smith began working at Iron Horse Equine in 2017, and has been the practice owner since 2021.
Dr. Smith practices all aspects of general equine medicine but has a special passion for sports medicine, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, with certification in veterinary acupuncture (cVMA). Her other professional interests include practice management, speaking at conferences and teaching both medicine and business topics. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son, her two greyhounds and her off track thoroughbred.
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Dr. Stacy Whitton grew up in Franktown, Colorado, where she rode on the local hunter circuit before joining Pony Club and starting to event. Dr. Whitton obtained her Bachelor’s in biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder. During a hiatus from her studies, an introduction to disaster response while serving with AmeriCorps*NCCC encouraged her to further pursue veterinary medicine. She attended Bel-Rea Institute then practiced as a CVT in the Denver area for 3 years. She obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2015. While there, she was involved in critical care and equine neonatal research. After completing an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Florida, she returned to Colorado and joined the team at Iron Horse Equine Medical & Surgical Services.
Dr. Whitton loves a little bit of all things equine medicine; however, her primary interests include lameness and internal medicine. She is especially interested in keeping an athlete performing at its peak and the intricacies of the equine athlete’s heart. She looks forward to continuing her pursuit of advanced knowledge in ultrasound, rehabilitation and cardiology. Dr. Whitton continues to assist with veterinary emergency response and disaster relief, rides whenever she can and enjoys sunshine and the outdoors with her hound dog, Rudy, family and friends.
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Dr. Jesha Marcy-Quay grew up in Michigan, riding and competing in eventing, dressage, and jumpers. Dr.Marcy-Quay received a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Albion College before moving to Tennessee to ride and train event horses on a professional level. During this time, she realized that along with her passion for riding, she was committed to the care and treatment of equine athletes. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Tennessee. While in vet school, Dr. Marcy-Quay worked as a large animal emergency and critical care technician in the teaching hospital as well as acting as treasurer for the student chapter of the AAEP, leading a research study on the interaction of laminitis and intra-articular corticosteroid administration in horses, and working for
USEF as a drug testing technician. Upon graduation Dr. Marcy-Quay was awarded the University of Tennessee Faculty Award for Excellence in Equine Medicine and Surgery. She went on to complete an internship at The Piedmont Equine Practice in Virginia before moving to Colorado to join the team at Iron Horse Equine Medical & Surgical Services.
Dr. Marcy-Quay loves all aspects of equine practice, most especially preventative care, lameness, and emergency medicine. She enjoys everything from keeping equine athletes performing their best to helping retired horses enjoy their golden years. Outside of work, she can be found riding her two event horses, distance running, and hiking in the mountains.
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Dr. Miller, a native of Nevada, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada, Reno. He attended Washington State University School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his DVM in 1992. He completed an internship at Littleton Large Animal Clinic and continued on to a large animal surgical residency at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1996. He subsequently returned to Colorado and served as chief of surgery at Littleton Large Animal Clinic until 2009. Dr. Miller is currently a shareholder of and surgeon for both Comstock Equine Hospital and Great Basin Equine Medicine and Surgery in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Miller also serves as consultant and integral rotating member of the surgical team at Iron Horse Equine.
Dr. Miller's professional interests lie in performance horse lameness and medicine, and orthopedic and soft tissue surgeries with an emphasis on arthroscopy, laparoscopy and regenerative medicine, As a highly respected and internationally recognized equine surgeon, he brings great expertise and experience to the team at Iron Horse Equine. A permanent resident of Nevada, he cherishes time spent with his wife and 3 children, as well as golfing, cycling, and triathlon competitions.