The veterinarians at Colorado Equine Clinic specialize in a variety of equine ailments and work closely with each other to provide the best, comprehensive care.
Barbara T Page, DVM, IVCA
Born in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Barbara Page received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977 from Colorado State University. She started a private practice in Boston before returning to Colorado as the first woman to practice in the state of Colorado as an equine veterinarian. She spent the next nine years at Littleton Large Animal Clinic. In 1988, she started a private practice which led her to build the Colorado Equine Clinic in 1994. She continues to practice here with a passion for veterinary medicine and a commitment to the service of the human-animal bond.
Since 1994, Dr. Page has done groundbreaking research on the form and function of the equine foot. This innovative research has led her to lecture throughout the United States and England. She has presented several refereed papers at AAEP and CVMA. She has published a chapter in Current Therapies in Veterinary Medicine, (Elsevier Publishing, 2003) as well as several refereed articles in scientific journals and lay journals including the American Quarter Horse Journal, Western Horseman, and Equis.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Page was certified by the American Farrier Association in 1994 to advance her education in farriery. A second certification with the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization was obtained in 2005. In 2004, she was certified with International Veterinary Chiropractic Association after completing 200 hours of course work and testing. She is one of two veterinarians in the state of Colorado to complete all 210 hours of course work in ISELP, the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology. She was one of the first in the state to use regenerative therapies for joint disease.
In 1994, Dr. Page founded the Equine Wellness Foundation, a 501-c (3) with the mission to improve the bond between horses and people through the research and treatment of foot disease. This NGO allows her to continue her passionate research on the equine foot while extending findings to those who need them the most.
Dr. Page served as the president of the Denver Veterinary Medical Association, on the Human/Animal bond committee of the AVMA, and on several committees for the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Although Dr. Page knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of five, her first full day in the truck with an equine veterinarian confirmed this passion. A difficult case involving the cleaning of a serious forearm wound and the ensuing gratitude and relief shown by the mare was the beginning of her lifetime commitment to healing the equine species. She says that, “After that day, I knew that whatever it took, equine medicine was where I would spend much of my life. Since graduation in 1977, I have been a scientist with a job to honor truth. Horses have the important job of helping their owners manifest compassion and thus become closer to their spiritual selves every day. I am consistently honored to facilitate that connection.”
Devoted to family, her greatest passion is being a good mother. She currently enjoys riding horses in Western and trail disciplines, a continuation of her early Hunter/Jumper years when she was a Rocky Mountain Equitation champion.
Publications: “Diagonal Imbalance of the Equine Foot: A Cause of Lameness”, Page, B. T., Anderson, G. F. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Convention AAEP, 1992:413-417. “How to Mark the Foot for Radiography”, Page, B. T., Bowker, R. M., Ovnicek, G., et.al., Proceedings of the 45th Annual Convention AAEP, 1999: 148-150. “Breakover of the Hoof and its Effect on Structures and Forces within the Foot”, Page, B. T., Hagen, T. L., 4/8/2007Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Vol 22, Number 6, 2002, 258-264. “Raising a Family and the Practice of Veterinary Medicine,” Page-Bullock, B. T., Proceedings of the 48th Annual Convention AAEP, 2002, 477-478. Caudal Heel Pain, Page, B. T. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Fifth Edition, Robinson, N. E. Saunders 2003, Section X, 532-536. Natural Balance Trimming and Shoeing: Its Theory and Application, Ovnicek, G. D., Page, B. T., Trotter, G. W., in The Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice, Vol. 19, No. 2, August 2003, 353-378.
Holly Gauld, BVMS, CVSMT
Dr. Gauld grew up in Monument, Colorado where she developed a love for horses from a young age. She started showing western pleasure when she was 10 years old and shortly after bought her first horse. He was a severely abused paso fino gelding that taught her patience and just how strong the human and animal bond can be. She always knew she would be a veterinarian but after working with this gelding, she knew she needed to specialize in equine medicine. She studied veterinary medicine at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and then completed a year internship at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
During her clinical year, she spent a month in Morocco working at the American Fondouk – a veterinary hospital that provides free care to the working donkeys and mules of Fes, Morocco. Working with these beautiful creatures taught her about a different culture and how to work in a low-income community. Someday, she hopes to go back and donate some of her time to helping these donkeys and mules and doing what she can to increase their health and welfare.
During her internship, Dr. Gauld, developed a love for internal medicine, dentistry, and reproduction. She is especially interested in learning acupuncture so that she can offer this to help her patients. She recently became certified in veterinary spinal manipulative therapy and is a member of the college of animal chiropractors allowing her to offer additional care and services for both her equine and small animal patients.
Outside of work, Dr. Gauld likes to spend time with her own horse, Panda. She also has a love for the outdoors and enjoys spending time camping, hiking, and paddleboarding.
Christa Bruns, DVM
Christa graduated from Colorado State University in 2002 and started her career at an all-equine practice. After taking a break from practice Dr. Bruns came back into the veterinary field as a Small Animal practitioner. Dr. Bruns is a veterinarian who uses complementary therapies alongside standard treatments in both large and small animals. Dr. Christa has a specific inter-
est in integrating nutrition, laser therapy and herbalism into the overall health and well-being of her patients. She enjoys her time off with her two dogs and her two horses, as well as restoring her antique carriages.
Jeremiah D. Moorer, DVM, Diplomate ACVS
Colorado Equine and Small Animal Clinic is proud to offer expert, professional, and attentive care for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery with Dr. Jeremiah Moorer and his mobile veterinary surgical team for our small animal patients.
Dr. Moorer grew up in South Georgia and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. After graduation, he completed a 1-year rotating internship at Texas A&M University and then spent 1 year at the Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center as a surgical intern before obtaining a residency in small animal surgery at Oklahoma State University. He completed the 3-year residency at OSU in 2013 and stayed on for a year as faculty. During that time, he also passed the ACVS certification examination in 2014 to become board-certified in small animal surgery.
After leaving OSU, Dr. Moorer spent 3 years in San Antonio in a multi-specialty hospital performing soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurologic surgeries. Dr. Jeremiah D. Moorer’s Trek Vet team can help your small animals with all of their soft-tissue and orthopedic surgical needs.
Nicole Irace, DVM
Dr. Irace grew up in a small town called Goshen, New York. She first had the opportunity to be involved with horses during high school when she had the privilege of volunteering at a therapeutic riding center. Her experience there solidified her dream of becoming a veterinarian. These horses provided a foundation of healing for their riders and inspired her goal as a veterinarian to be able to give back to the animals that provide so much. She moved to Colorado in 2014 with the goal of attending veterinary school, she was accepted and then graduated from CSU’s veterinary program in 2022. During veterinary school, she developed a passion for equine sports medicine and rehabilitation. Her goal for her internship here at Colorado Equine Clinic is to continue building on the skills and experiences she gained through school to become a proficient mixed animal practitioner. In her personal life, she has an adorable calico cat named Lucy, and outside of the clinic, she enjoys baking, reading, and spending time outdoors.
Give us a call at (303) 791-4747 to schedule a consult with one of our veterinarians today