Shane C. Baird, DVM
I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. Throughout my youth, I spent as much time in the wilderness as possible, hunting, fishing and doing anything that put me outdoors. Early in my life, horses were another form of transportation and a way to have fun. It was around age 12 that I began to truly love the company of a horse and search for a way to make them a permanent part of my life. With my general love for animals and a desire to constantly learn, I decided I would become a veterinarian.
With no desire to leave the West, I came to Colorado State University for my undergraduate degree and stayed to get my DVM. The opportunity with Mobile Veterinary Clinic fell at my feet after attaining my DVM in 2002. I worked for Dr. John Young for 5 years until he decided it was time to retire. The next stage of my career became obvious and Mobile Veterinary Services, LLC was born.
My love of learning pushes me to continually seek knowledge to better understand and treat my equine patients. Lameness and equine dentistry are particular passions of mine. As I continue to grow as a veterinarian, I find these sectors of equine medicine both challenging and gratifying.
Family has always been an important part of my life, and five years ago that life became richer than it has ever been! I met my wife, Jeanine Eller and her 3 boys, Jarrod, Jayson and Jack. In 2012, we added a fourth son, Cayden. These four boys keep Jeanine and me running constantly. Between 4 children, MVS, and Jeanine’s 3 hair salons, we live a full life and that is why Jeanine is often seen “teching” in the truck or I can be seen sweeping floors at a salon.
Between the obligations of my practice and my family, I still try to set aside time to do two of my favorite things – ride my Quarter Horse gelding, Rome, and enjoy the back country. Luckily, I am able to spend several weeks a year combining those activities as I recharge my batteries in the outdoors and enjoy the company of a horse.
Allison Hartman, DVM
Dr. Hartman … Allison … Doc … or even Ms. Lady Vet – I’ve been called it all and will usually respond to just about anything. Horses have been in my blood since I was four, when I skillfully negotiated for riding lessons in exchange for exemplary behavior at the ophthalmologist’s office. Little did my mother know that that agreement would ignite a passion for horses within me that has heavily shaped both my hobby and my career.
Whether through 4H and Pony Club as a youngster, an exercise rider at the local racetrack, or flying over the cross country course as an avid eventer, I am always most at home on the back of a horse. At the moment, my herd consists of my retired event mare (who is currently a steadfast trail companion) and my next event prospect, a 7yo OTTB gelding. If ever I have a free moment, you will find me at the barn or riding in the mountains.
Born and raised in Rochester, NY, I attended college at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with the intention of graduating as an aeronautical engineer and seeking employment in the aerospace industry. Boy, was I mistaken! After a brief foray as an engineering student, I realized a career without horses was no life at all and shifted my focus to vet school. Several years later, I graduated from the University Of Minnesota College Of Veterinary Medicine, having also attained my certification in animal chiropractic work from the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association.
For the last few years, Colorado has been beckoning to me and I finally heeded the call and made the move. After spending six years working in rural Minnesota, I am ready to team up with MVS to offer the highest caliber of veterinary care to our patients.
As a continuous learner, I am constantly seeking new ways to better serve my patients and clients, a drive which will take me to acupuncture school in 2017. In addition to equine chiropractic care, my interests also lie in dentistry, ophthalmology, reproduction, and lameness. I look forward to serving both you and your horse in the future!
I grew up horseback and have been a horse owner my whole life. Working for MVS allows me to work with horses and keeps me connected with the horse community. For the last 25 years, I have been involved in the local community rodeo, serving both on the board and as president. Although now retired, I enjoyed being a volunteer firefighter for 15 years. Now, in my free time, I work with my pup, Charlie, or ride as a mounted ranger for Jeffco Parks with my husband, Dale.
I grew up on farms and ranches all over Kansas. Horses were a part of my childhood, but I had lost touch with that passion until I met my husband in 2011. Being married to the equine vet (Dr. Baird) means I spend a lot of evenings and weekends in the truck or the office. Our son, Cayden, often accompanies us on emergency calls and it has been a positive influence as we raise him to be a strong young man. As a small business owner myself, I understand the special relationships we have with our clients and I enjoy working and growing our business together, as a family. I love the change of pace working at MVS gives me and I love that I learn something new every single day.
Having grown up south of Denver, I have been able to be a part of a vibrant equine community for my whole life. I was an active member of Douglas County 4H, showed hunter-jumpers on the CHJA circuit, and spent several summers as a groom at the Denver Polo Club. I am currently working toward degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Microbiology at Colorado State University with hopes of attending vet school in the near future. In Fort Collins, I enjoy spending time with my horse, Lacey, and my dog, Moxie. All of the experiences I have gained while working with MVS have given me a wealth of knowledge and a strong motivation to continue my pursuit of a career in veterinary medicine.
We offer the following payment options:
- Check – Personal or Business
- Visa/ Mastercard
- Care Credit
Our office is located at 5551 Indiana St. in between 52nd and 58th avenues on the premises of Silver Quarter Acres www.silverquarteracres.com and across from Van Bibber Open Space Park. Though that is the location of the office, we are a mobile veterinary practice serving the West Denver Metro and Foothills area. Communities Served (exceptions apply) – Arvada, Aspen Park, Broomfield, South Boulder, Conifer, Evergreen, Gilpin County, Golden, Idaho Springs, Lakewood, Morrison, Pine, Shafer’s Crossing, Wheat Ridge