Staff

Meet the friendly staff at Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic!

  • Dr.
    Lise Andersen
    DVM, CVMA

    Lise grew up showing hunter-jumpers in Monument, CO until attending University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. After earning a bachelor degree in electrical engineering and working for a leading anesthesia monitoring company, she decided to leave the corporate world and pursue her dream as an equine veterinarian. However, first she spent over two years in the Peace Corps as a mathematics teacher in Malawi, Africa. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) in 2001 from Colorado State University. 

    Lise purchased Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic from Dr. Jack Galt in 2006 upon his retirement. She has furthered her skills by becoming certified in animal acupuncture and completing her International Veterinary Chiropractic Association exams.

    In Lise’s spare time, she successfully competes with her Border Collies in Sheepdog trials all over the country. She also maintains a sheep herd.

  • Dr.
    Shilo Cavalcanti
    DVM

    Shilo spent over half her life on the East Coast; spending many years teaching lessons, doing barn chores, and riding hunter-jumpers. She attended University at Buffalo for undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology and then moved to Madison, Wisconsin to attend veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Following graduation, she completed a year-long intensive veterinary internship at Kendall Road Equine Hospital, a busy referral hospital outside of Chicago. 

    Shilo moved to Colorado in 2017 to join Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic as an associate veterinarian. She enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, especially internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and emergency/critical care.

    Shilo's personal hobbies include hiking, camping, and traveling. 

  • Dr.
    Lyndsy Gieche
    DVM

    Dr. Lyndsy Gieche developed a passion for veterinary medicine while growing up in her father’s equine practice in Wisconsin. Her volunteer work with therapeutic riding facilities, Horse Spirit Society on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and other veterinary clinics helped to nurture her love for animals and the detective work and science incorporated in veterinary medicine. She completed her undergraduate curriculum at the University of Findlay in Ohio, earning her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a degree in biology and animal science, an emphasis in pre-veterinary medicine, and a minor in chemistry. She then moved to Columbia, Missouri to complete her veterinary schooling at MU-CVM.  

    After veterinary school, Lyndsy completed an internship at Bend Equine Medical Center, a large equine referral practice in Bend, Oregon. During her time there, she further developed her passions for equine general practice, emergency medicine, internal medicine, and surgery. She then spent a year at Kettle Moraine Equine Hospital and Regional Equine Dental Center focussing on equine general practice and equine dentistry with Fellowed and Board Certified Equine Dentist, Dr. Jon Gieche. Lyndsy enjoys all aspects of equine medicine, but has particular interests in ophthalmology, internal medicine, and emergency rescue.  

    In her free time, Lyndsy enjoys exploring the great outdoors. She loves hiking with canine friends, horseback riding every chance she gets, whitewater rafting, playing a variety of sports (especially soccer), and a multitude of other outdoor activities. Her hobbies include photography, poetry, ceramics, pottery, sketching, painting, and glass art.

  • Wadsworth

    Sir Wadsworth, affectionately known as Waddy, may have the most important position in our clinic. He is in charge of all office matters including warming the keyboard, sampling our lunches, and patrolling the porch on his way in and out.

  • Ava

    Ava is the companion to the sheep herd and takes her job very seriously. She is a wonderful dog.

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Colorado Springs Office

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Available for emergencies 24/7

Sunday:

Available for emergencies 24/7

Testimonials

Read What Our Clients Say

  • "I've been using Dr. Andersen as my equine vet for almost 3 years. She is smart and professional, and always has my horses' (and my) best interest in mind. She thoroughly evaluates each animal and takes the time to explain treatment options. She is also an outstanding chiropractor; my good barrel horse Danny loves her! An added bonus to the practice is Dr. Calvacanti. She is hard working, well educated and eager to learn. I trust my horses' health to Rocky Mountain Equine Clinic."
    Mandy M. D.
  • "I have my horse in retirement and went away to London for a week. On the second day of my trip I got the dreaded phone call that my mare was colicing. With a team effort London was trailered to Rocky Mt equine clinic. The staff was fantastic about keeping me up to date and keeping me sane. They were upfront about the situation and very supportive with my decision. They also were more then happy to allow my mares companion donkey to spend the night. THANK YOU ALL!"
    Hannah D.
  • "Dr Shiloh has been AMAZING with my mare. She has been so informative and so kind to not just me but to my baby as well. Talk about incredible patience and awesome bedside manners!! The work she’s done and her ability to explain it and do what’s best for the animal has me in awe. I am So glad she was recommended to me. I will always call her or recommend her and this clinic to anyone. Beautiful facility. Wonderful people. The best care my horse could have ever gotten."
    Chelsey W.