Basalt, Glenwood Springs
Dr. Doug Bahr grew up in Houston, Texas where he started working for his neighborhood veterinarian at the age of 15. He fell in love with the profession early on and also had a passion for wildlife biology. In 2012, he earned his bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He went on to attend veterinary school at Oklahoma State University. While in veterinary school, Doug pursued his passion for wildlife through several externships including sea turtle medicine in Florida at Mote Marine Laboratory. He also spent a month in Thailand working with Asian elephants and their mahouts, treating everything from chronic abscesses to routine foot care.
After graduating vet school in May of 2016, Dr. Bahr and his wife Mary moved to the Vail Valley to complete a year-long internship with Vail Valley Animal Hospital. During his internship, he gained valuable experience in emergency medicine, soft tissue surgery and dentistry. He met Dr. John Kuck while participating in a low cost spay / neuter clinic in rural Colorado. A few months later, Dr. Bahr was invited to join the team as an associate at Willits Veterinary Hospital!
Dr. Bahr’s special interests include soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging and the challenge of working with wild and exotic patients. In his free time, Dr. Bahr enjoys spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing with his Brittany Spaniel, Remi. Dr. Bahr is happily married to his beautiful and brilliant wife, Mary who is a Registered Nurse and talented yoga instructor in the valley. Along with their furry son, Remi, Doug and Mary have a baby son, Zeke and a sweet daughter, Eve.