Dr. Finn started Equine Performance Integrative Care, LLC, in the fall of 2016 to provide Colorado's Front Range with high-quality, individualized integrative equine health care. She is passionate about improving the quality of life and performance of your horses using integrative modalities and she is confident you will notice the difference too.
Dr. Finn pursued her study and application of integrative medicine after seeing the benefits during her internship and believing there was more to offer her patients to improve their lives. Integrative care uses a true whole- body approach to comfort by considering more than just the presenting clinical signs. Through an investigation of nutrition, activity level, age, metabolic conditions, and environment a comprehensive treatment plan is designed.
Dr. Finn also strongly believes that complete care involves more than just the services she offers. She recommends and provides strong collaboration between your traditional veterinarian, trainer, and farrier, as well as, any other members of your animals support team.
Heather J. Finn, VMD, cVMA, cIVCA
Dr. Finn grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She developed a love for horses at a young age, riding, participating in 4-H, and volunteering with a therapeutic riding program. Dr. Finn graduated from Tufts University in 2007 with a BS in Biology and Spanish. She soon moved to Philadelphia to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her studies focused on sports medicine and surgery, and she was awarded the Large Animal Surgical Award.
After graduation, Dr. Finn returned to New England for an internship at Fairfield Equine Associates in Newtown, CT, where she received in-depth training in equine sports medicine and also managed medical and surgical cases. There she got her first taste of the value of acupuncture and chiropractic medicine for the sport horse. Dr. Finn returned to Pennsylvania after her internship, where she worked for two well-regarded practices: Sports Medicine Associates of Chester County and Blauner, Vecchione, Buchholz and Associates. While there she continued to practice sports and general equine medicine and completed her training in acupuncture through OneHealthSIM (now CuraCore) and her chiropractic training through Options for Animals.
Since moving to Colorado, when she is not helping horses and dogs achieve their full health and best performance she can be found enjoying the Colorado outdoors. If you see her hiking with her two dogs, James and Skye, trail running, or riding her bike, please say hello!
James and Skye (Practice Mascots)
James is a black and tan Jack Russell terrier, and Skye is a Siberian husky. They often accompany Dr. Finn on her calls as they love riding in the car and meeting new people.