Born in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Barbara Page received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977 from Colorado State University. She started a private practice in Boston before returning to Colorado as the first woman to practice in the state of Colorado as an equine veterinarian. She spent the next nine years at Littleton Large Animal Clinic. In 1988, she started a private practice which led her to build the Colorado Equine Clinic in 1994. She continues to practice here with a passion for veterinary medicine and a commitment to the service of the human-animal bond.
Since 1994, Dr. Page has done groundbreaking research on the form and function of the equine foot. This innovative research has led her to lecture throughout the United States and England. She has presented several refereed papers at AAEP and CVMA. She has published a chapter in Current Therapies in Veterinary Medicine, (Elsevier Publishing, 2003) as well as several refereed articles in scientific journals and lay journals including the American Quarter Horse Journal, Western Horseman, and Equis.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Page was certified by the American Farrier Association in 1994 to advance her education in farriery. A second certification with the Equine Lameness Prevention Organization was obtained in 2005. In 2004, she was certified with International Veterinary Chiropractic Association after completing 200 hours of coursework and testing. She is one of two veterinarians in the state of Colorado to complete all 210 hours of coursework in ISELP, the International Society of Equine Locomotor Pathology. She was one of the first in the state to use regenerative therapies for joint disease.
In 1994, Dr. Page founded the Equine Wellness Foundation, a 501-c (3) with the mission to improve the bond between horses and people through the research and treatment of foot disease. This NGO allows her to continue her passionate research on the equine foot while extending findings to those who need them the most.
Dr. Page served as the president of the Denver Veterinary Medical Association, on the Human/Animal bond committee of the AVMA, and on several committees for the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
Although Dr. Page knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since the age of five, her first full day in the truck with an equine veterinarian confirmed this passion. A difficult case involving the cleaning of a serious forearm wound and the ensuing gratitude and relief shown by the mare was the beginning of her lifetime commitment to healing the equine species. She says that “After that day, I knew that whatever it took, equine medicine was where I would spend much of my life. Since graduation in 1977, I have been a scientist with a job to honor truth. Horses have the important job of helping their owners manifest compassion and thus become closer to their spiritual selves every day. I am consistently honored to facilitate that connection.”
Devoted to family, her greatest passion is being a good mother. She currently enjoys riding horses in Western and trail disciplines, a continuation of her early Hunter/Jumper years when she was a Rocky Mountain Equitation champion.
Publications: “Diagonal Imbalance of the Equine Foot: A Cause of Lameness”, Page, B. T., Anderson, G.F. Proceedings of the 38th Annual Convention AAEP, 1992:413-417. “How to Mark the Foot for Radiography”, Page, B.T., Bowker, R.M., Ovnicek, G., et.al., Proceedings of the 45th Annual Convention AAEP. 1999: 148-150. “Breakover of the Hoof and its Effect on Structures and Forces within the Foot”, Page, B. T., Hagen, T. L., 4/8/2007 Journal of Equine Veterinary Medicine,” Page-Bullock, B. T., Proceedings of the 48th Annual Convention AAEP, 2002, 477-478. “Caudal Heel Pain”, Page, B. T. Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, Fifth Edition, Robinson, N. E. Saunders 2003, Section X, 532-536. Natural Balance Trimming and Shoeing: Its Theory and Application, Ovnicek, G. D., Page, B. T., Trotter, G. W., in The Veterinary Clinics of North America Equine Practice, Vol. 19, No. 2, August 2003, 353-378.