MJ Bruce, DVM

Dr. BruceDr. Bruce is a native New Englander, but has spent the last seven years in Colorado. She obtained her veterinary and MBA degrees at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Although she misses the mountains, hiking, and dry heat of Colorado, she is thrilled to be back on the east coast, nearer to her friends and family. Dr. Bruce grew up eventing in Massachusetts, which sparked her passion for horses. Her main interests are in equine internal medicine, critical care, and general practice. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Elvis and Alanna, reading, hiking, and seeing friends. She is a passionate world traveler, and aspires to visit a new country every year.  


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Ambulatory and hospital emergency service is provided 24 hours a day.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Sotela is fantastic and has always been incredibly kind and patient with my mare, Mira. In May, Mira had to have surgery at the clinic for a soft tissue sequestrum. Dr Gus and the staff were wonderful to deal with."
    Danielle Meenan Heaney
  • "We love Rhinebeck Equine and their vets and staff. They've been our equine vets for about 30 years and we love working with them."
    Thorunn Kristjansdottir
  • "Amazing facility with awesome staff. My friend had a horse who needed surgery and they were awesome the entire time. We hung out in their waiting room. Staff was friendly and talkative, and let us play with their dog. Dr. Gus is a great surgeon!"
    Hanna Gavel