Luke Bass

Assistant Professor, Equine Field Service Clinical Sciences

JFEH Johnson Equine Hospital

(970) 297-0315

About Luke

Dr. Bass is a board-certified veterinarian within the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He also serves on the American Association of Equine Practitioners Board of Directors. He graduated from CSU in 2007 and then completed an equine internship at Pioneer Equine Hospital in Oakdale, CA. After completion of the internship, he remained at Pioneer Equine Hospital as an associate veterinarian focusing on ambulatory practice, reproduction, lameness, and dentistry. After spending a year on the western slope with Colorado River Veterinary Services, Dr. Bass and his family decided to return to CSU as a faculty member in Equine Field Service where he focuses on equine ambulatory medicine and teaching of undergraduate equine science and veterinary students. In his spare time, Dr. Bass loves spending time with his family and friends, playing golf, and enjoying outdoor sports.


Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2007Master of Science, Colorado State University, 2003Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1997


Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
Equine Certificate of Medical Veterinary Acupuncture


Bass, L, Swain, E, Santos, FC, Hess, T, and Black, J. Effects of feeding frequency using a commercial automated feeding device on gastric ulceration in exercised quarter horses. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, January 2018. Emerson, S, Holt, T, Bass, L, Rao, S., Enns, M, Barrett, M. Incidence & characteristics of radiographically confirmed juvenile tarsal osteochondrosis in purebred Angus bulls. Submitted to Canadian Vet Journal, 2018. Yocom, A, Bass L. Review of the Application and Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Equine Tendon and Ligament Injuries. Equine Veterinary Education. Article DOI: 10.1111/eve.12780, 2017. Luedke, L, Rawlinson, J, Engiles, J, Bass, L, Sanchez, M. Cementoma associated with a non-vital left maxillary second premolar in an 11-year-old Miniature horse. Equine Veterinary Education. DOI: 10.1111/eve.12539, 2016. Bass, L, Miller, N, Noland, H, Frank, C. How to Perform a Postmortem Examination of an Aborted Fetus in the Field. AAEP 61st Proceedings, 460-467, 2015. Twenter, H. M., Klohonatz, K. M., Belk, A. D., Bass, L. D., Bouma, G. J., Bruemmer, J. E. 133 Differential miRNA expression from sperm obtained in the different regions of the stallion epididymis. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 35(5), 440., L. R., Rowland, C. A., Bass, L. D., Aldrich, E. D., Edmondson, E. F., Mueller, L. W. Diagnosis and treatment of biaxial keratomas in the left fore foot of a 15-year old Clydesdale mare. Equine Veterinary Education, 2016. Bass, L, Wilkins, J. Birth of a live foal after transabdominal ultrasound-guided cardiac puncture of 200 day equine twin fetus. Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, 34: 549-555, 2014.Carnevale, E., Beisner, A, Bass, L, McCue, P, Squires, E. Uterine changes associated with repeated inseminations and embryo collections in mares. AAEP 51st Annual Proceedings, 202-203, 2005. Bass, L, Denniston, D, Maclellan, L, McCue, P, Siedel, G, Squires, E. Methanol as a cryoprotectant for equine embryos. Theriogenology, 62: 1153-59, 2004. Maclellan LJ, Bass L, McCue PM, Squires EL. Effect of cooling large and small equine embryos prior to cryopreservation on pregnancy rates after transfer. Theriogenology. 59:306, 2003.

Research Specialty

LamenessPodiatryGastric ulcersUse of new medications in equine practice