graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 1975. She has practiced for thirty-five years, married to partner Jim Latham, Jr., DVM, 24 of those years in the Napa Valley. They operated an equine only general practice in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, before recently relocating to Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Latham has published over 20 articles and cases, and features as a freelance writer for EQUUS magazine, Americaís Horse Magazine, and in the local paper as well as online. She is the author of Napa Valley Vets, The Balance of Lives. They have three grown children also residing on the front range.

, graduated from the US Naval Academy in 1964 and saw active duty as a Naval Aviator from 1964-1970. He also graduated from Colorado State Universityís veterinary program in 1975. Jim and Patty were co-practice owners of Trabuco Veterinary Service in Trabuco Canyon, CA, from 1975-1977, then owners and partners of Napa Valley Veterinary Hospital, Napa, CA, from 1977-2001, until their move to Pagosa Springs

The Doctors Latham have a particular interest in Equine Dentistry as well as in preventative and general equine health, husbandry, and behavior.


Mill Creek Vet's Practice Philosphy:
To provide general equine diagnostics, medicine, dentistry, and basic surgery while remaining advocates for the horses and educators of their caretakers. To be available to our clients for consultation by phone or email and to remain current with the progress of equine medicine, surgery, and pharmacology.
2013.02.02
As promised, our EQUUS article on When Little Bella Danced into the Exam Room is in the articles section.
2012.10.27
We've added a bit more in-depth information on the finer "points" of floating teeth.
2012.05.12
We've joined the digital age: Our memoir is now available on the Kindle.

Napa Valley Vets, the Balance of Lives portrays the commitment of two veterinarians to an evolving, challenging, heartfelt practice, the compromise between profession and family, and special animals and people of the Napa Valley.

Coming soon, in EQUUS magazine, "Through and through" --Complex, ongoing dental issues threaten the future of a pretty Welsh pony mare.

Also, coming soon, Colorado Blood, a novel about growing wise in the practice of veterinary medicine and in personal relationships in the magical mountain town of Pagosa Springs.

In our spare time when we arenít working, riding, irrigating, or travelling to road races with son Jake, we write. Enjoy.
2012.04.09
With the new year, it's time to post some 2012 Nutrition Updates.
2012.04.02
We thought we'd post a 2012 Update on the state of things at Mill Creek Vet.
2012.03.29
We've added an online version of our case-based dentistry observations into the articles section.
2012.03.27
New Articles: Prevention of Proud Flesh - Summary of an article from the 2011 AAEP convention.


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