Katie Seabaugh

Associate Professor, Equine Sports Medicine Clinical Sciences


(970) 297-4584

About Katie

Dr. Katie Seabaugh grew up in NW Montana. Her love of horses began at a young age. She progressed from hacks through the fields to 4-H to three-day eventing and when her competitive days as a youngster were over she continued to enjoy leisure horseback riding. She obtained her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. The following year she completed an internship at a specialty equine referral practice in Oakdale, California. Following the path she set for herself she obtained and complete a large animal surgical residency at Colorado State University and subsequent board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. In 2013 she took a faculty position at the University of Georgia and began pursuing board certification in the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. She achieved this certification in January 2015. Fortunately, in 2016, Dr. Seabaugh had the opportunity to move back to Fort Collins with her husband and equine radiologist, Dr. Kurt Selberg. Her goal is to provide expertise in lameness diagnosis and treatment to all horses from the back yard pony to the Olympic hopeful. Her clinical and research interests include biologic therapies and lameness diagnosis. Her personal interests include casual competitions on her 10-year-old thoroughbred, skiing and the daily antics of her two children, Beckett and Calder.


MS, Colorado State University, 2011DVM, Washington State University, 2007BS, Washington State University, 2003


Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians, 2020
FEI Official Veterinarian - Eventing, 2019
Veterinary Chiropractic, 2017
Diplomate, American College Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2013


Hoaglund EL, Seabaugh KA, Selberg KT, Hess A, Bass L. Comparing the clinical success rate of the dorsolateral approach to the medial approach for injection of the centrodistal joint in the horse. Equine Vet J. 2019;51(6):795–801. doi:10.1111/evj.13095Seabaugh KA, Thoresen M, Giguere S. Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Increases Growth Factor Release from Equine Platelet-Rich Plasma In Vitro. Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine – Regenerative Medicine, December 2017.De Bernardis NP, Seabaugh KA, Ismay J, Mudge M. The use of pneumatic impact lithotripsy and a retrieval pouch to create a closed system for removal of cystic calculi in standing male horses. EVE, 2017.Seabaugh KA, Selberg KT, Baxter GM, Peroni J, Eggleston R, Mueller POE, Claunch K, Markwell H. Blinded, prospective clinical study evaluating the success of injection of the tarsometatarsal and distal intertarsal joints in the horse. EVJ, Jan 2017.Seabaugh KA, Goodrich LM, Rao S, Hendrickson DA. A Comparison Of Peritoneal Fluid Values In Mares Following Bilateral Laparoscopic Ovariectomy Using A Vessel Sealing And Dividing Device Versus Placement Of Two Ligating Loops. Vet J, 2014; 202:297-302.Seabaugh KA, Goodrich LM, Rao S, Hendrickson DA. A Comparison Of Peritoneal Fluid Values Following Laparoscopic Cryptorchidectomy Using The LigaSure Versus A Ligating Loop. Vet Surg, 2013; 42:600-606.Seabaugh KA, Baxter GM, Hubert JD, Kawcak CE, Santoni BG, McGilvray KC, Rao S. Effect of Sequential Removal of Parts of the Second Metacarpal Bone on the Biomechanical Stability of the Equine Carpus. Vet Surg, 2012; 41:862-868.Seabaugh KA, Selberg KT, Valdez-Martinez A, Rao S, Baxter GM. Diffusion of anesthetic following a low palmar nerve block in the forelimb. JAVMA, 2011;239:1334–1340.

Research Specialty

Equine Sports Medicine