Longtime New Mexico Veterinarian Sid Zarges Dies
Dr. Sid Zarges, a track veterinarian at both Sunland Park and Ruidoso Downs, died January 8.

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Longtime New Mexico Veterinarian Sid Zarges Dies

EL PASO, TX—JANUARY 14, 2016—Longtime New Mexico veterinarian Dr. Sidney T. Zarges, 80, passed away on January 8th in El Paso, Texas.

Dr. Sid was born in Raton, New Mexico on April 12, 1936. His father was Henry W. Zarges of Cimarron, New Mexico, and mother was Alma C. McDaniel of Roswell, New Mexico.

Dr. Sid married Sue Schroeder on Sept. 12, 1958 in Monte Vista, Colorado. The couple graduated veterinary school in 1960 from Colorado State University. They moved to El Paso where they practiced veterinary medicine and opened Zarges Animal Clinic in 1965.

They were the first veterinarians to perform equine surgery in the area. Dr. Sid focused on equine medicine and worked at Sunland Park Racetrack and Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.

In semi-retirement, he vetted equine Endurance rides all over the country.

Dr. Sid is survived by his wife Sue; daughters Cynthia, Kristi, Julie, and acquired daughter Maluka Munoz; grandchildren Bevan, Aubree, Kelsey, Kaleb, and Little Sue; siblings Sara Cericola, Floyd McDaniel, and Susan Lester.

Graveside services, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home, were held Friday at Memory Gardens of the Valley, in Santa Teresa, New Mexico.