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Michelle Schmidt, DVM

Dr. Schmidt recently purchased the practice in 2014!  She graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (GO GREEN!) and also obtained her Bachelor's of Science degree from MSU. Dr. Schmidt came to MVC in 2011 after completing and internship is Carbondale, Colorado.  She works to provide the best compassionate care for our large and small animal patients.  Dr. Schmidt is a member of the American and Colorado Veterinary Medical Associations and the American Association of Equine Practitioners. She enjoys preventative medicine, surgery and equine lameness and medicine.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her critters, trailriding and skiing.

Kit A Schmidt, DVM

Dr. Schmidt came to Cortez from a farm and ranch background in Fort Lupton, Colorado and founded Montezuma Veterinary Clinic in 1982. Kit received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Colorado State University. Dr. Schmidt is a member of the American Association of Equine, Bovine, and Small Ruminant Practitioners, the American and Colorado Veterinary Associations, and The American Veterinary Dental Society, and the Society of Veterinary Theriogenology. In addition to general veterinary medicine, Dr. Schmidt's special interests are surgery, equine lameness, and dentistry. He enjoys team roping, hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Amanda Hawkins, DVM

Dr. Hawkins is the newest member of the Montezuma Team.  She hails from Tennessee where she completed her veterinary degree at University of Tennessee.  She moved to Colorado with her husband, Chris and three-legged pitbull, Ellie.  Amanda is a member of the AVMA, Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Bovine Practitioners.  In addition to small animal general medicine her interests are bovine herd health and medicine.  She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, rafting, and skiing.  

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