Dr. Allen Landes
Dr. Landes was born and raised on a ranch in Monte Vista, Colorado. Besides working with horses and mules as a teenager, he rode both bareback and saddle bronc horses. He then entered the armed forces. While stationed in Europe, he continued riding rough stock. He loved the connection with horses. Once he completed his tour of duty with the military, he returned to Colorado to work in a Paint and Quarter horse breeding and show facility, while planning a career in veterinary medicine.
In the late 1980's, he entered school and received his degree in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University. After graduating with his doctorate, he moved to Illinois for an opportunity to work in a mixed practice. There he was able to assume the primary role as small animal surgeon and equine emergency clinician. His goal to work in an exclusively equine environment took him to a multi-doctor equine specialty practice in Frankfort, Illinois. Through this new practice environment, he was able to concentrate his focus and begin to specialize in equine reproduction, medicine, and dentistry.
In April of 2001, Dr. Landes and his family returned to Fort Collins and he joined Equine Medical Service as one of the staff practitioners. In December of 2008, Dr. Landes purchased Equine Medical Service. He currently focuses on medical cases, dentistry, lameness cases, and in 2012 earned his certification in veterinary medical acupuncture.
Samantha was born and raised in Denver metro area of Colorado. Her whole life she has always loved horses and tried to work with them as much as she could. In 2003 she started lessons in a hunter/jumper barn and trained for 10 years before moving to the western world. She became a wrangler for Sombrero Stables in Estes Park and Sundance Stables in Nederland. After high school she attended CSU studying Equine Science and Agricultural Business. Unsure where she wanted to go from there, she left CSU and moved to Nederland to gain more work experience. In 2015 she found Bel-Rea, a veterinary technician school in Denver. That's where she found her calling, to become a certified veterinary technician. She received her Associates degree in Applied Science, June 2017. While at Bel-Rea she volunteered and mentored students at Acadia Equine Rehabilitation in Elizabeth. During her internship she worked at Premier Breeding Services in Kiowa, Iron Horse Equine Clinic in Elizabeth, and did a few days of surgery at Littleton Equine. Samantha is very excited to move back to Fort Collins and be the technician for Equine Medical Services