Equine Field Service

The People Serving You

Luke Bass

Faculty - Equine Ambulatory

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-0315

Email: luke.bass@colostate.edu


Dr. Bass graduated from CSU in 2007 and then completed an equine internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA. After completion of the internship, he remained at Pioneer Equine Hospital as an associate veterinarian focusing on ambulatory practice, reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. Additionally, he was the internship coordinator, marketing and website director, and oversaw the only high field MRI in Northern California. After spending a year on the western slope with Colorado River Veterinary Services, Dr. Bass and his family decided to return to CSU as a faculty member in the Equine Field Service department where he will focus on equine ambulatory medicine and teaching of undergraduate equine science and veterinary students. In his spare time, Dr. Bass loves spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and enjoying outdoor sports.

Liz Hoaglund

Professional Intern

Contact Information

Email: liz.hoaglund@colostate.edu

Britt Mactavish

Administrative Professional

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-5311

Email: britt.mactavish@colostate.edu

Elsbeth Swain


Contact Information

Office: 970-297-5000

Email: elsbeth.swain@colostate.edu


Dr. Swain graduated from veterinary school at CSU in 2010. She finished an internship with Wisconsin Equine Clinic and Hospital. After this, she completed a residency at the University of California, Davis in Large Animal Internal Medicine, with an emphasis in equine medicine. She is interested in all aspects of equine veterinary medicine, though has a special interest in neonatology. She has returned to Colorado State University as a faculty member of the Equine Field Service. She enjoys teaching veterinary and undergraduate students, and can be found skiing or pursuing other outdoor activities in her free time.