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. .