Dr. Kelsey Richards
Dr. Kelsey Richards grew up in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, in a small town called El Jebel. She spent most of her childhood participating in horse and rodeo 4H. During high school and college, Kelsey was the lead wrangler on a dude ranch in De Beque, CO.
She followed her passion for horses to Colorado State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Equine Science, with an emphasis in reproduction.
She stayed at CSU for veterinary school, during which time she served on her class executive board and as the secretary for the university’s chapter of the American Society of Animal Behavior.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from CSU, Dr. Richards did a year of advanced training with our partners at Montana Equine Medical and Surgical Center, where they liked her so much, they kept her!
Dr. Richards came down to Sawtooth Equine for a temporary stint in 2022, but fell in love with the practice, the valley and the horses of Idaho. She became a permanent associate that fall and has never looked back.
In her free time, Kelsey loves working with her horses, camping, reading, photography and spending time outside.
She takes pride in using low stress veterinary techniques and strives to provide a productive and positive experience to horses. Her special interests include herd health, general wellness & dentistry, internal medicine/endocrinology, lameness and reproduction.
George S. Martin, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Martin is a seasoned local veterinarian and board-certified large animal surgeon offering consultation, appointments and elective surgeries on a as-needed basis.
His clinical interests are in arthroscopy, general musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal surgery and respiratory problems. His research interests are in surgical solutions to orthopedic problems and causes of fetlock joint arthritis. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in veterinary scientific journals. LSU holds a patent, for which Dr. Martin is the inventor, of a surgical implant for fetlock joint arthrodesis.
George S. Martin, DVM, Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons
Dr. Martin is a 1977 graduate of the University of Illinois’ College of Veterinary Medicine. He interned at the Illinois Equine Hospital in Naperville, Illinois and then practiced for 2 years as a veterinarian for the Illinois Equine Field Service, which provided ambulatory care for horses in the western suburbs of Chicago. In 1980 he began a large animal surgical residency at Colorado State University. In 1983 after completing the residency, Dr. Martin joined the faculty of Louisiana State University. In 1986 he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
At LSU, he was Service Chief of Equine Medicine and Surgery from 1996 to 2001. Dr. Martin also has a MS from CSU and a MBA from Tulane University. Dr. Martin is a member of the AAEP, the AVMA, the IVMA, and the Veterinary Orthopedic Society. His clinical interests are in arthroscopy, general musculoskeletal and gastrointestinal surgery and respiratory problems. His research interests are in surgical solutions to orthopedic problems and causes of fetlock joint arthritis. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in veterinary scientific journals. LSU holds a patent, for which Dr. Martin is the inventor, on a surgical implant for fetlock joint arthrodesis.
Spinal Manipulation and Acupuncture
We are so happy to be working with Dr. Jaime Lefeldt and Dr. Sofia Santacaterina to continue to provide spinal manipulation and chiropractic services to your horses. Please call to get on the schedule!
Montana Equine Medical & Surgical Center
We are thrilled to be collaborating with Montana Equine Medical and Surgical Center to provide a rotating schedule for elective surgeries, advanced dentistry/lameness and internal medicine cases at our facility. We work closely with this world class organization and their specialists on a daily basis and are happy to be offering their services here in Idaho! Referral to their hospital in Three Forks, MT is also a service we are pleased to offer. Check them out at mtequine.com or by clicking here!
Equine Emergency Cooperative
We are happy to be working with other local veterinarians, Dr. Steve Fairbrother and Dr. Jennifer Card, to provide 24/7 emergency services for the equine patients we all currently serve. Please continue to call the clinic number on emergency and you will be directed to the doctor on call.
We are so happy to provide this service to ensure an emergency vet is always available to you, and do our part to attract and retain equine veterinarians in our local setting by improving their quality of life.
Thank You For Your Years of Hard Work and Contributions to Sawtooth Equine!
Dr. Steve Edsall
Dr. Cara Wright
Dr. Jennifer Card
Dr. Erin Crawford
Dr. Sofia Santacaterina