About Dr. Stacie Boswell
As a veterinarian, Dr. Boswell is driven to learn all she can about horses, both inside and out. After graduating from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009, she completed a year-long Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Subsequently, she worked with Dr. Lisa Fortier at the Cornell University Comparative Orthopedic Laboratory and then completed a three-year Large Animal Surgery Residency at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, Dr. Boswell passed the rigorous, two-day examination set forth by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and became a Diplomat.
Dr. Boswell is now working in private practice at Hardaway Veterinary Hospital in Belgrade, Montana. Each day, her patients still teach her new things.
As a horsewoman, Stacie loves to take her horses and mules riding and camping in the mountains with her husband, Sid. They also volunteer with the Gallatin County chapter of the Backcountry Horsemen of America to maintain access and use of trails.
Raising foals has been a highlight of her life, and Stacie is a lifetime member of the American Paint Horse Association and the American Quarter Horse Association. She also spends time participating in the Bozeman Saddleites (a mounted drill team), the Gallatin Saddle & Harness Club, and the Montana and Yellowstone Reining Horse Associations.
Watching horse interactions at home has led to a thirst for knowledge of horse behavior. In addition to seeking information from books and trainers, she also learns from the medical literature on animal behavior.
This crossover has led her to strive to handle her own animals, as well as her patients, in a low-stress way. She is a Fear Free certified veterinarian, and is working on the Fear Free horse modules.