Mertens Mammals Equine Veterinary Medicine provides mobile veterinary services to patients throughout the western slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon and beyond. The practice was established in February 2003 to set the standard of professionalism and client satisfaction in mobile, equine veterinary services. Practice owner, Katharine V. Mertens, DVM, graduated from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.
Dr. Mertens earned her DVM from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000, and also holds a degree in English from Harvard. Kath's interest in horses has taken her across the ocean and the continent, working at internships in Ireland and France and hitting the trails in Long Island, NY; Wyoming, Montana, and now Oregon. She is a dedicated student of the horse and enjoys studying equines from both a medical and horsemanship perspective. Her primary riding interests are back-country trail riding, three day eventing, and dressage.