Our Team

Mindy Smith, DVM, cVMA

Dr. Mindy Smith, originally from a small fishing town in Alaska, developed an interest in horses there despite the island having only one pony.  She moved to California to pursue her veterinary education, where she graduated from Pacific Union College with a Bachelor’s degree in biology.  She then attended University of California, Davis, earning her doctor of veterinary medicine in 2016.  While in vet school, she worked as a large animal critical care technician in the teaching hospital, participated in pain management research in horses, and served as president of the student chapters of the AAEP and  the Society for Theriogenology.  She completed an internship in Equine Field Service at Colorado State University, where she published research on field anesthesia in horses and continued to develop her interest in teaching. Dr. Smith began working at Iron Horse Equine in 2017, and has been the practice owner since 2021.

Dr. Smith practices all aspects of general equine medicine but has a special passion for sports medicine, rehabilitation and integrative medicine, with certification in veterinary acupuncture (cVMA).  Her other professional interests include practice management, speaking at conferences and teaching both medicine and business topics. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and son, her two greyhounds and her off track thoroughbred.

Email Dr. Smith: drsmith@ironhorseequine.net

Stacy Whitton, DVM

Dr. Stacy Whitton grew up in Franktown, Colorado, where she rode on the local hunter circuit before joining Pony Club and starting to event.  Dr. Whitton obtained her Bachelor’s in biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  During a hiatus from her studies, an introduction to disaster response while serving with AmeriCorps*NCCC encouraged her to further pursue veterinary medicine.  She attended Bel-Rea Institute, practiced as a CVT in the Denver area for 3 years then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 2015.  While there, she was involved in critical care and equine neonatal research.  After completing an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala in Florida, she returned to Colorado and joined the team at Iron Horse Equine Medical & Surgical Services in 2016.  Dr. Whitton attended Options for Animals College of Animal Chiropractic and has been certified by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association since 2018.

Dr. Whitton loves a little bit of all things equine medicine; however, her primary interests include lameness, internal medicine and equine welfare.  She is especially interested in keeping an equine athlete performing at its peak and brings a whole horse approach to performance.  She is currently pursuing her ABVP Board Certification in Equine Practice as well as advancing her knowledge and skills in rehabilitation.  In addition to her work in equine welfare, Dr. Whitton continues to assist with veterinary emergency response and disaster relief.  She rides whenever she can, bringing along her own Right Horse Initiative young horse, Tricycle.  She can often be found enjoying the Colorado sunshine and outdoors with her scruffy copilot, Rue Yeti, family and friends.

Email Dr. Whitton: drwhitton@ironhorseequine.net

Jesha Marcy-Quay, DVM

Dr. Jesha Marcy-Quay grew up in Michigan, riding and competing in eventing, dressage, and jumpers. Dr.Marcy-Quay received a Bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Albion College before moving to Tennessee to ride and train event horses on a professional level. During this time, she realized that along with her passion for riding, she was committed to the care and treatment of equine athletes. She then obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from University of Tennessee. While in vet school, Dr. Marcy-Quay worked as a large animal emergency and critical care technician in the teaching hospital as well as acting as treasurer for the student chapter of the AAEP, leading a research study on the interaction of laminitis and intra-articular corticosteroid administration in horses, and working for
USEF as a drug testing technician. Upon graduation Dr. Marcy-Quay was awarded the University of Tennessee Faculty Award for Excellence in Equine Medicine and Surgery. She went on to complete an internship at The Piedmont Equine Practice in Virginia before moving to Colorado to join the team at Iron Horse Equine Medical & Surgical Services.

Dr. Marcy-Quay loves all aspects of equine practice, most especially preventative care, lameness, and emergency medicine. She enjoys everything from keeping equine athletes performing their best to helping retired horses enjoy their golden years. Outside of work, she can be found riding her two event horses, distance running, and hiking in the mountains.

Email Dr. Marcy-Quay: drquay@ironhorseequine.net

Evette Dewey, CVT

Evette is from a small town in California called Gualala. She moved to Colorado to attend school at Bel-Rea Institute for Veterinary technician training. Evette graduated in March 2016 with a strong desire to work in the equine field. Since joining Iron Horse Equine at the end of 2016, she has thoroughly enjoyed going out on field calls and running the lab at the clinic.

Evette has always had a passion for horses and has owned four of her own. She also is involved with a rescue in California that cares for off the track thoroughbreds. She loves training in dressage and jumpers, but trail rides fairly regularly, too. In her free time, she likes hanging out at her barn and hiking with her husband and yellow lab, Cali.


Chelsea Dart, CVT

Chelsea, as a military brat, has lived all over. When her parents were stationed in Colorado Springs, she fell in love with the Colorado lifestyle. She attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Aurora, graduating December 2020. She knew from the beginning that her calling was in the equine field of medicine. She joined Iron Horse Equine at the end of 2020 and thoroughly adores the entire team and the ambulatory services.

Chelsea grew up in Pony Club and volunteered at Colorado Horse Rescue in Longmont for years. While she hasn’t been active in the riding world since the intercollegiate team in her undergrad years, she is grateful for the opportunities to be constantly surrounded by wonderful client horses. In her free time, she loves to go hiking and traveling with her husband Scott and her fur baby, Redding.

Masen Loeks, Veterinarian Assistant

Masen has been a veterinary assistant at Iron Horse Equine since May of 2022. She attended high school in Elizabeth and she decided to start working in this field because she’s always been interested in the science of animals. Her favorite thing about working with animals is spending enough time with them to learn each of their unique personalities and quirks. When she saw her first surgery, her interest was piqued and she knew from that point forward that she wanted to pursue a career in this field.

Masen’s family is her support team and she loves them immensely. Her furry family consists of her two dogs who are goofy, sweet, and mischievous boxers. An inspiration of hers is to someday be more involved in the medical world and helping others!

Jenasea White, Veterinarian Assistant

Jenasea is a Colorado native. She started off working at a barn doing chores and loved it! The opportunity to work at Iron Horse came up and she was very excited to continue and expand her work with horses. She loves interacting with all kinds of animals and seeing all the different personalities they have. She believes in respecting and loving every animal as if they were her own.

Jenasea always knew she wanted to work with animals. She looks forward to going to work every single day and meeting clients and their amazing

During her free time, she enjoys camping and paddle boarding. She also loves spending time with her family and fur babies. Jenasea is currently attending school to become a Certified Veterinary Technician.

Jessica Hall

Jessica is currently the Office Administrator, previously worked as CSR and Veterinary Assistant and joined the team in September 2017!
As a Colorado native, Jessica is originally from Greeley, but moved to Elizabeth in 2017. Jessica graduated from Northeastern Junior College with an Associates in Animal Sciences and Certificate in Equine Management in 2016. Jessica initially planned to work and train horses in the Cowhorse discipline, after competing in Collegiate Ranch Horse Versatility. Fortunately, her interest in the veterinary world had a stronger hold of her.

From a young age, Jessica had an obvious passion for animals and caring for them. From loving on the livestock at her grandparents farm, to bandaging up her own animals, and then later on, becoming deeply involved with her local FFA chapter, there was always an animal to care for. Her favorite thing about working with patients is getting to see the relationship with Vets/Techs/Assistants and the horses bloom. Jessica knew she was in the right profession when the work itself became a source of passion and pride, and the patients and clients needs became her motivation.

Outside of work, Jessica lives with her husband and biggest support, Shea, their two goofy dogs and a sassy little kitty. In her free time, Jessica can often be found doing all outdoor things like hiking, fishing, camping, hunting, paddle boarding, riding out on trails with friends, and enjoying local events!

Angilese Riley

Angilese grew up running wild in rural Michigan catching frogs, caring for all the hurt animals that crossed her path, and riding horses and dirt bikes.  She showed her Morgan pony, Baylad, and a Quarter Horse named Miss Dee Maker in 4-H until her graduation from high school.  Angie attended Ohio Technical College in Cleveland for Automotive Collision Repair and Custom Paint, where she became I-CAR certified.  Not long after, she moved to Idaho Springs, Colorado on a whim with her cousin.  In her past employment, she has customized MGA’s and MGB’s with V8 engines and worked 8 years in the motorcycle industry.  When Angie moved to Elbert County, she decided to trade in one horse power for another.  She worked a few years in customer service at the Kiowa feed store, getting to know many locals in the equine community, before the company changed ownership.

Angie’s primary passions still center on caring for animals and biological science, and she has future aspirations of one day finishing the Biology degree she started.  During business hours, she thrives on office organizing projects and the great pride she takes in the best customer service she can deliver, all with a cup of tea in hand, of course.  When Angie’s not working, you can usually find her at home perfecting recipes, reading to her son, in the garden or pasture with her assortment of farm animals, or scheming about how to get her husband on board with whatever grandiose, ambitious plan she’s currently dreaming up.