Steve Batch, DVM
Veterinarian, Co-Medical Director
Dr. Batch is originally from Helena, Montana, and grew up in the Golden area. He joined Mesa Veterinary Hospital in 1984.
- Colorado State University – Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), 1980
- Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine – Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), 1983
- Post-Doctoral Small Animal Rotating Internship of Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency Medicine at West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group, 1983-1984
“I love the incredible scope of medicine that veterinarians can practice and experience on a daily basis. From essential wellness care to emergency surgery, advanced dental procedures, video endoscopy, cardiology, and oncology, the list is endless, all on a variety of species and all on any given day.
No two days are ever the same. Not many professions can say that. The amazing teamwork and dedication of our phenomenal staff allow me to focus on, celebrate, and honor what is most important – the relationship with my clients, their precious companions, and this magical thing called the human/companion animal bond. This bond is truly a transformative force and such a blessing for each of us.” – Dr. Steve Batch
Dr. Batch has a well-rounded life outside of the hospital and spends plenty of quality time with his wife, his two adult daughters, their husbands, and his grandchildren. Dr. Batch thinks that grandchildren are the best! They make him smile and bring him so much joy. One of his favorite family times is gathering together to cook great food.
The outdoors also plays an important role in Dr. Batch’s recreational time and he enjoys catch-and-release fly fishing.
A little-known fact about Dr. Batch is that he loves singing. He has been a member of a singing group or ensemble for most of his life. Choral and small ensemble vocal music feeds his soul and takes him places he would otherwise never have gone. Vocal jazz as well as secular and sacred music in a choral setting is priceless to Dr. Batch and occupies a few hours of his time every week.
“Singing is great for the brain. Everyone should try it!” - Dr. Steve Batch