Creede Animal Clinic to welcome new ‘Doc’

Photo courtesy of Creede Animal Clinic The Creede Animal Clinic is pleased to welcome a new ‘Doc’ to their wonderful team of veterinarians. Dr. Adam Lusk is a longtime lover of Creede and is eager to begin work for the Creede community.

CREEDE — Creede Animal Clinic is excited to announce the upcoming association of Dr. Adam Lusk with our veterinary practice in Creede. Dr. Lusk will join the practice in late June 2024. In addition to his general knowledge of veterinary medicine with pets, Dr. Lusk brings 15 years of intensive experience in equine medicine. Doc Howard has almost stopped doing any horse work, so this will be a welcome addition that will enable us to offer quality equine medicine once again.

Dr. Lusk has long-term ties to Creede and Mineral County. His grandfather, Truman Lusk, had a cabin in the Box Canyon of the Rio Grande and purchased the Spring Creek Ranch from Charles and Irma Dabney. Adam often accompanied his grandfather to this area, and this led to a life-long appreciation for our southwestern Colorado mountains. His work as a guide and wrangler for Lost Trail Ranch helped shape his love for horses.

Dr. Lusk did his undergraduate college work at Taylor University where he met his wife, Lynn, and received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Biology with an emphasis in medicine. After graduation, Adam and Lynn moved to Denver with plans for Adam to become a forest ranger. Adam was exposed to equine medicine and decided that this was where his future should be. He enrolled in the Veterinary College at Kansas State University where he received his DVM in 2009. He and Lynn were blessed with their first two boys, Noah, and William, during this time.

Adam and his family then moved to Ocala, Fla., and joined Ocala Equine Hospital as an intern, eventually becoming an associate and then a partner in that practice. The Lusk family expanded to six children, adding Truman, Eleanor, Theodore and most recently Edith.

We are not sure what we will call Adam here at the Creede Animal Clinic, but we suspect that we might wind up with “Doc Adam.” Dr. Howard has been known as “Doc” for so long that he does not answer to anything else.

Doc Adam has had the privilege of providing veterinary service to a variety of horses. Among those are Kentucky Derby winners, Olympic Jumpers, NFR Barrel Racers and roping horses. Doc Adam is looking forward to helping animal owners of all kinds with their animal’s veterinary needs.

We are anxious to have Doc Adam come to be a part of the Creede Animal Clinic, and in having our clients get to know him and his brand of veterinary medicine. We expect this addition to our staff will help us continue to provide quality veterinary medicine to the animals in Mineral, Hinsdale and Upper Rio Grande counties. As a reminder, our regular office hours are 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. We have an answering service and are available for out-of-hour emergencies.