Drs. M. Gotchey, L. Meyring, N. Daughenbaugh & N. Stiff
24 Hr On- Call Emergency Services Available!
1878 Lincoln Ave. 
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: 970-879-1041
Fax: 970-879-1506
E-mail: stbtvet@yahoo.com

Steamboat Veterinary Hospital

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Meet Our Doctors

Michael H. Gotchey


Dr. Gotchey was born in October 1950.  He spent some time around Steamboat Springs working for Pat Mantle at the Sombero Ranches, then enlisted in the Navy and spent 4 years as a Navy SEAL.  After his service to our country he returned to Steamboat Springs and worked at the mines for several years.  He then decided to go to vet school and graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in 1985 with an equine specialty.  His first job was in Kerrville, Texas at the Shelton Ranch, where he spent one year doing an equine residency in reproduction.  His next job took him to Ocala, Florida where he worked for Peterson and Smith Equine Veterinary Services.  He spent 6 1/2 years immersed in equine medicine and surgery.  While in Florida, he became accredited in Acupuncture.  He then returned to Steamboat Springs and is now a senior partner in the Steamboat Veterinary Hospital where he has practiced both small and large animal medicine, surgery, and alternative care since 1991. 

Dr. Gotchey is the immediate past-president of the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine, as well as on the PAVE (Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalance) committee of the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.  He has served for seven years as District Representative for CVMA (Colorado Veterinary Medicine Association). Dr. Gotchey currently serves as the Equine representative for the CSU Diagnostic Advisory Board. .

Lee O. Meyring


Dr. Meyring was born  in July of 1968 and raised in Walden, Colorado on my family's ranch.  He graduated from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and was fortunate to find work back in the mountains.  Dr. Meyring enjoys all species of animals and has three dogs, one cat, five horses, three pigs, one rabbit, two fish, two geckos, and one salamander at home with his wife Erin and their two boys, Cash and Kyle.  Dr. Lee Meyring also takes pleasure as a 4-H leader for the Veterinary Science program and enjoys team roping, camping, and snowmobiling with his family.

Nate Daughenbaugh


Dr. Daughenbaugh was born and raised in Steamboat Springs on his family's cattle ranch west of town.  After high school , he enlisted in the Marine Corps for four years and was stationed in California and Japan.  He then enrolled at CSU and studied Microbiology before being accepted into vet school.  Upon graduation of vet school, Dr. Nate was commissioned as a veterinary officer in the US Army, where he spent two years in San Diego caring for dolphins and sea lions owned by the US Navy Marine Mammal Program and then one year in Korea before moving back to Steamboat.  His current interests include fly fishing, skiing, jiu jitsu, riding horses, and working out.

Natalia Stiff


Dr. Natalia Stiff was born in Russia. She received her DVM from Kuban State Agrarian University in 2000. After immigrating to the United States Natalia worked in small animal practices learning North American Standards of Veterinary care. She worked in research at Emory University School of Medicine in Georgia, prior to coming to Steamboat Springs. In 2014 Dr. Stiff completed all of the AVMA certification requirements and received her license to practice veterinary medicine in the State of Colorado. Recently, she has completed her certification in Canine rehabilitation through the University of Tennessee.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but is particularly interested in the challenge of complex cases, especially those in surgery, internal medicine and emergency medical care.When not working Natalia enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities.  

Eric Egger


Erick Egger, a native of Denver, Colorado completed his undergraduate education at Colorado State University.  In 1975, he received his DVM, also from Colorado State University.  He then completed a small animal internship at Purdue University (1976) and a surgical residency at the University of Missouri (1978).  Following a short period in a private veterinary surgical referral practice in Boston, he joined the teaching faculty at Iowa State University in 1978 where he specialized in orthopedics.  In 1982, after fulfilling the requirements, Dr. Egger was certified as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).  Later that year, he joined the faculty at Colorado State University and in 1986, was promoted and tenured.  Dr. Egger has participated as Chairman of various ACVS and Veterinary Orthopedic Society committees over the years and in 1986, served as president of the National Veterinary Orthopedic Society.

Kim Radway


Rocky Mountain Veterinary Ultrasound

Kim graduated high school from Pueblo, Colorado and then received her bachelor degree in Microbiology, Magna Cum Laude, from Colorado State University in 1996.  After graduating Suma Cum Laude from Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, she completed a medicine, surgery and emergency medicine internship at The Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado in Loveland Colorado in 2001.  The next 10 years were spent in general practice in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Full time work included regular emergency duty as well as comprehensive medicine and surgery.  

Beginning in 2008, she began training in ultrasound at the Academy of Veterinary Imaging in Arlington, Texas.  After completing every ultrasound course offered, she entered their year-long DVM Imaging Program.  This ended in February of 2011 with a certification exam.  In 2008, she started a mobile ultrasound business, Rocky Mountain Veterinary Ultrasound, while also working full time in general practice.  In July of 2011, Kim left general practice to pursue ultrasound full time and now serves many practices around the rocky mountain region.

From May of 2011 until May of 2013, Dr. Radway began working for New Jersey Mobile Associates one week per month.  They are one of the highest volume mobile ultrasound practices in the country and were an amazing training ground in mobile ultrasound skills.  Dr. Radway is now reading ultrasound exams through telemedicine for Sonopath.

In December of 2013, Dr. Radway earned the status of Diplomat of the American Board Veterinary Practitioners. This is one of twenty-one veterinary specialty groups accredited by a special committee of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, a division of the American Veterinary Medical Association, to recognize excellence in clinical practice through the certification of species-oriented specialists.