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Grace Simpson-Stover, DVM

Grace Simpson-Stover, DVM of Fairfield Equine Services

Dr. Grace Simpson-Stover grew up in Colorado and started riding at 9 years old. Her first pony was a Connemara gelding, who helped her fall in love with the disciplines of 3-day eventing and dressage.

Through college, she competed up to preliminary level eventing and Prix St. George level dressage, and developed an interest in the overall health of the equine athlete.

Dr. Simpson-Stover was also able to groom at numerous international eventing competitions, including Kentucky 3-Day, Badminton in England and the North American Young Riding Championships.

She attended Otterbein University and earned her Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary/Equine Science and conducted an honors research thesis evaluating equine cortisol levels. While in college, she competed on Otterbein’s eventing and dressage teams, and was involved in campus ministry.

Dr. Simpson-Stover returned home and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University.

While at veterinary school, she served on the CSU student boards of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and the Christian Veterinary Fellowship. She was awarded the Gentle Doctor award at graduation for displaying clinical excellence combined with compassion for both her patients and their owners.

Her clinical interests include sports medicine and pain management, emergency medicine and diagnostic imaging. She is also interested in global health and using her veterinary knowledge to serve rural communities with limited access to veterinary resources both nationally and internationally.

Dr. Simpson-Stover's interests outside of the hospital include trail running, camping, hiking, and reading. She is excited to explore Connecticut with her husband Collin and dog Ivy Mae, who are always ready for an adventure!

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