Elizabeth R. Babits, DVM
Dr. Bessie Babits

Dr. Babits started Medicine Wheel Equine Center in Taos in September 2006. Dr. Babits enjoys all aspects of horse care and preventative medicine, and has a particular interest in lameness, reproduction, wound care, and colic.

Goals of Medicine Wheel Equine Center:

  • Provide compassionate, caring, state-of-the-art veterinary medicine and surgery to equine patients on a local, regional, state, and national level.
  • Provide a haven for horsemanship and correct training - be it dressage, western, ranch work - through apprenticeship programs, clinics, demonstrations, seminars, and training of individual horses and clients.
  • Provide training and services to stallions for collection and artificial insemination.

Dr. Babits is also working on establishing a reputable training center that offers special individualized training/retraining, clinics; seminars for horses with behavioral problems and other training issues, observation and evaluation of subtle performance problems and resistances encountered under saddle; reserach, exploration and cultivation of the Horse-Human Herd bond through special horsemanship programs.

Medicine Wheel Equine uses Dr. Babits' own personal system of training and understanding the mind of the horse.

Medicine Wheel Equine Center Mission Statement:

Helping to heal the mind and body of horses through client education, outstanding veterinary care and comprehensive horsemanship. To provide a place where the well-being and care of the horse is of primary importance, whether through veterinary care, boarding programs, rehabilitation, or training.

Medicine Wheel Equine Center Services:

  • Complete mobile veterinary services and emergency care
  • Comprehensive lameness diagnosis and treatment
  • Podiatry (specialized hoof care and shoeing)
  • Digital x-ray
  • Performance horse and corrective dentistry
  • Equine reproduction - artificial insemination, stallion collection and processing of fresh cooled semen, processing and storage of frozen semen, embryo transfer
  • Full in-house laboratory to do CBC, chemistry and fibrinogen bloodwork
  • Regular preventative health and wellness care
  • Nutritional consultation and advice
  • Reproductive and soft tissue ultrasound
  • Behavioral consultation
  • Standing PRE stallion Mariah's Cantariso of Llano Estacado Andalusians

For more information or to set up an appointment, call Dr. Babits at:

Email Dr. Babits: bbhorsedoc@yahoo.com

Taos, New Mexico
PO Box 1734
Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557
(575) 779-2466