Dr. Robert Thorsen, Owner

Dr. Thorsen, (Veterinarian and Owner) is a 1986 Graduate of Iowa State University. “Dr. Bob” practices medicine with the utmost compassion. His concern for his patients as well as clients has made him a favorite amongst many. Surgery and diagnostics are his passion. He will never hesitate to advise you on what he might do if he were treating his own pet.

In his spare time, one could find Dr. Thorsen and his Belguian Travuren Zorro, trail running, snow shoeing or climbing a fourteen-er. His three children are also the highlight of his life as they keep him young and extremely active.

Dr. Lori Pohm, Owner

Dr. Pohm, (Veterinarian and Owner) is a 1988 graduate of Iowa State University. Her dedication to advanced medical techniques is apparent in every patient that she treats. Dr. Pohm has found an ongoing interest in Ophthalmology as well as Ultrasonography techniques. She is a member of the American Feline Practioners Association and is in the process of acquiring the gold standard for Cat Friendly Practice award. Providing the best and most compassionate service is always her goal.

In her spare time, Dr. Pohm enjoys all outdoor activities, including swimming, biking and jogging. Her many pets are a very big part of her life including the Japanese Bobtail cats that she breeds. Her biggest joys are her 2 college aged daughters and son(soon to be high school graduate).

Dr. Morgan McCarty

Dr. Morgan McCarty is a proud Colorado State University alumnus who received her BS in Animal Science in 2002 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. After graduation, she worked for two large animal hospitals, one in Montana and one in Colorado, before opening her own mobile large animal veterinary clinic in Silt, Colorado in 2009. After selling her mobile practice, Dr. McCarty honed her small animal skills in Montana before returning to the valley to practice small animal medicine. Professionally she enjoys wellness, preventative medicine and dentistry as well as developing strong relationships with her patients and their families. She keeps her large animal veterinary skills sharp by practicing medicine on her own herd of registered Gelbvieh cows that roam the banks of the Colorado River in Silt and New Castle.

In 2018, Dr. McCarty headed east and backpacked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, completing 2190 miles in 4 1/2 months. When she’s not with her cows she (shockingly) still enjoys hiking, spending time with her husband, Dan, and traveling.

Dr. Annie Schmidt

After completing her undergraduate degree and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, Dr. Schmidt has made her home on the Western Slope. Because she prioritizes pain management and quality of life, she received special training in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians with certification through One Health Scientific Integrative Medicine (SIM). She is a strong supporter of the human-animal bond and believes in an individualized approach tailored to fit the needs of both people and pets throughout all stages of life.

She especially enjoys helping dogs age gracefully and remain active into their golden years. Dr. Schmidt and husband Brad enjoy spending as much time outside as possible. They love taking their dogs Emma (hound mix) and Fletcher (Goldendoodle) hiking and camping in the summer. In the winter they also enjoy skiing and snowshoeing. They have two gray kitties, Goose and Mallard, that make their house a home.

Veterinary Technicians

Matthew CVT

Natalie CVT




Dana, Office Manager

Linda, Reception

Wendy, Reception