Melissa Batterton, DVM

Dr. Batterton

Dr. Batterton is from a small town in north eastern Massachusetts.  She grew up riding and working at a hunter-jumper stable where her passion for equine veterinary medicine began.She received her bachelor degrees in Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University where she then continued on to receive her DVM degree in 2018. While in Colorado she worked for several years as a veterinary assistant which cultivated her particular love for lameness and sports medicine. In her spare time she enjoys riding, hiking, and exploring the Hudson Valley.


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

Rhinebeck Equine


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm






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  • "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