Dr. Holt’s speciality is bovine High Mountain Disease, which can cause congestive heart failure in cattle raised at elevations above 5,000 feet.
Holt played a pivotal role in the development and delivery of a veterinary test that predicts susceptibility to pulmonary hypertension, the underlying cause of High Mountain Disease, commonly called brisket disease. He performed his first pulmonary arterial pressure test in early 1980.
Holt also is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and veterinary manual therapist, and the recipient of the 2013 Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Service Award and the 2018 Pioneer Award from the Beef Improvement Federation
Holt received his B.S. from Fort Lewis College in 1980, and his D.V.M. from Colorado State University in 1988.