ABOUT HUCK EQUINE CLINIC

Huck Equine Clinic has been serving the horses of Southeast Missouri since 1973. Our Father Daughter veterinary duo are talented veterinary professionals who are passionate about horses and who take care of each patient as if it were their own.

Dr. Linus F. Huck has dedicated his life to taking care of horses. He founded the practice in 1973.

Dr. Martha Ann Huck-Miller, an equine enthusiast joined the practice in 2009. 

We offer a range of wellness services as well as extensive emergency services should illness or accidents strike. With a caring team of vets and technical staff, you can relax knowing your horse is in the best of hands. Get in touch to book an appointment.

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DR. LINUS F. HUCK

Veterinarian

Linus F Huck DVM founded this practice in 1973. It started out as a large animal practice that included as patients:  beef cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, exotic animals, dairy cattle and horses.  Dr. Bud worked long solo hours to give quality veterinary care to all his patients. Soon the clinic moved from multiple species to strictly equine. Dr. Huck was awarded the Horseman of the Year from the Cape Cowboy Church in 2018. 

DR. MARTHA ANN HUCK-MILLER

Veterinarian

Dr. Martha Ann Huck- Miller grew up in this practice. She is embarrassed that some of her clients may have even changed her diapers.   Her love for horses was as many put it, "an inherited disease." She began her riding career on a miniature Sicilian donkey, named Bonkey. As she got bigger, she began riding an old pony named Dusty.  When Becky bought the pony, Dr. Huck said, "That old thing won't live long enough to teach Martha Ann anything."  Lucky for everyone, she did; and she taught Martha Ann a lot.  Boy, He’s Outrageous was Martha Ann’s next equine friend.  He carried her on trail rides, in 4-H drill team and finally, to a TWHBEA Versatility Championship, the first of six that she was to win.  The TWHBEA awarded Dancing Spirit, a weanling filly, to Martha Ann as the prize for her first championship.  This horse became a versatility champion herself and still lives today on Martha’s farm.  Walking Horses provided Martha Ann with much more than blue ribbons.  She gave riding lessons and conducted clinics for local children and adults, using the money she earned to pay for her education at Southeast Missouri State University, and to buy her first car.  Her life with horses, at the clinic, in the show ring and on the trails taught Martha the first, essential knowledge a veterinarian must have: what is normal.

She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology at Southeast Missouri State University in 2004. Then she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at the University of Missouri in 2008. After graduating from Mizzou, Dr. Martha moved to Colorado where she completed a yearlong internship at one of the most prestigious equine clinics in the world, Littleton Equine Medical Center.  Here, Dr. Martha received advanced training in emergency care, internal medicine, surgery, lameness, ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia and field service.  Her special interests include ophthalmology, gastrointestinal disease, abdominal ultrasound, wellness/preventive medicine, and client education. 

Dr. Martha and her husband Robbie Miller, a team roper, own a small farm near Friedheim, which they share with Dancing Spirit, the foal she won in her first versatility championship, as well as a Robbie’s two roping horses and his blue heeler, Molly. Rudy, her Boston terrier, follows the tradition of all Huck dogs and accompanies her to work, where he is the clinic’s official greeter.  When she can get away from the clinic, the couple enjoy spending time with family and friends, trail riding, going to team roping events, team sorting (on Dancing Spirit!), snow skiing, snorkeling and sipping sweet Missouri wine.

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HEIDI BURMESTER

Veterinary Technician

Heidi grew upon a small family farm in southern Illinois. She started working for a cutting horse trainer in 2005 as a stall cleaner and worked her way up to loper and assistant trainer. She also worked for a horse breeder and trained horses there. She has also managed a barn for another breeder in the area she is from while going to school. While working at these farms she learned how to care for horses as well as how to handle them. She graduated from Southeast Missouri State University and works at the clinic.  She has several horses of her own and likes to do a variety of events from trail riding to barrel racing and everything in between. 

To meet our team members, give us a call.