The pandemic is far from over, yet the past year contains ample proof that the College will help end it. We spoke to faculty, staff, and students who have contributed to this massive effort, and from their stories we distilled the 10 practices that make us pandemic-proof.
Impact Magazine 2021
The Rise Issue
Dr. Steve Withrow connects through gardening
A radical new approach
Training scientists during a pandemic
From rural roots to modern medicine
150 years of veterinary education and caring for animals
All Creatures Great and Small
A look back at some of our patients’ stories
IMPACT MAGAZINE 2021
Thanks to COVID-19, many incoming first-year students faced a tough decision: whether or not to go to college at all.
The first cohort of third-year medical students arrived in Fort Collins in June 2020 to complete their clinical training with the new Colorado State University medical school campus and spearhead service-learning projects.
Why did I choose to be the agent of death for my animals? It might seem like a very odd way to express my love... but I knew this act would fulfill our promise to spare them the kind of suffering that causes nightmares.
I am in awe of our people and the passion and innovation they have demonstrated day after day during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Argus Institute at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital recognizes and honors the human-animal bond, offering unique support services to help pet parents through dying, death, and grief.
We polled a cross-section of our graduating students about their hopes and dreams, and even though the coronavirus pandemic has changed commencement plans, their futures look bright!
Photos from a day spent at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory, an international leader in assisted reproduction techniques.
A chat with Dr. Rushika Perera, an associate professor of virology and the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, and Alex Bailey, a member of the College’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and a third-year student in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program.
An update on college construction projects
News from our alumni around the world and beyond.
As the lead educator for the Hub Outpost Project, Dr. Laurie Meythaler-Mullins teaches CSU and University of Alaska-Fairbanks veterinary students about One Health in rural and indigenous communities.
With a global need for more and diverse scientists, the online Microbiology-Immunology Master’s Program at Colorado State University gives students the technical knowledge, professional skills, program support, and personal network to make a difference in their own lives with the degree, as well as the lives of others – human and animal.
Charging forward. That’s what Rams do, and that’s the theme as Colorado State University prepares for a Fall 2021 semester that will feature in-person experiences and a more vibrant college life in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Detection of nucleic acid in bats in the wild indicates that they are naturally infected or exposed through the bite of infected mosquitoes.
Moreno studies neurodegenerative diseases, including Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, and aging.
The newly established VetRams Program is a partnership between the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and Adult Learner and Veteran Services to provide academic and financial support to student-veterans pursuing a professional degree in veterinary medicine.
Inspired by a family's battle against cancer, Dr. Amy MacNeill is developing a viral therapy to treat soft tissue sarcomas like rhabdomyosarcoma.
Researchers hope this new method will accelerate the development of shorter treatment regimens.
Before coming to NC State, Lunn headed Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Clinical Sciences and served as a faculty member, associate dean and hospital director at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
A team of scientists in the US have trained ferrets to use their keen sense of smell to detect bird flu virus in samples of duck poo.
Getting into veterinary school is a highly competitive goal. This year 200 students applied to this 14 slot program. This collaborative program is able to makes the prospect less daunting for Alaskans by joining forces with another university.
"A human will know to stop after one gummy bear, but a dog will eat as much as they can, and then they come in with a range of systems from mildly impaired to unconscious and barely able to breathe. For the most part, they recover pretty well." -Dr. Tim Hackett
Dr. Ashley Cameron, a surgery resident, is the winner of the Boucher Award, which honors a house officer at New Bolton Center for excellent teaching. She graduated from CSU in 2016, and completed an internship at Equine Medical Center of Ocala, followed by a large animal clinical fellowship at Oregon State University.
The endowment, given by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous, will be split evenly between two faculty positions: an interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery chair and an orthopedic medicine and mobility chair.
Fortier earned a PhD in veterinary medicine from Cornell in 1998 and her DVM from Colorado State University in 1991, and is currently the James Law professor of surgery, director of equine programs and associate chair for research and graduate education at Cornell University.
“Providing a communication pathway for veterinarians to interact with our country’s growing Spanish-speaking community will help create access to care for those families and their pets.” -Dr. Danielle Frey
Posters and presentations from the virtual Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity event are available online.
Colorado State University students, faculty and staff recently presented their innovative work, competing for more than $20,000 in cash awards.
With an interest in environmental issues, Monica Ortiz was drawn to CSU for its programs.
Aidan Lewis celebrated his graduation from CSU with a one-way ticket to San Diego where he plans to enjoy the ocean while pondering his next steps.
Dr. Kelly Hall, associate professor of critical care in the Department of Clinical Sciences, is the recipient of the 2021 Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award, from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Celebrate! Colorado State honors the teaching, research, and service contributions of faculty and staff. Six people from the college received awards this year.
This honor highlights those who have sustainable and demonstrable impact on culture, as role models who reflect CSU's Principles of Community, highest values and land-grant mission.
Dr. Matt Johnston, associate professor of avian, exotic and zoological medicine, led the CSU team.
Throughout spring and early summer, the emergency and urgent care service sees on average two to four cases per week of puppies with parvovirus, a virus that can be easily avoided by regularly vaccinating your dog.
The Flint Animal Cancer Center acquired a small animal irradiator, which shows promise for helping treat cancer in small companion animals, including hedgehogs, guinea pigs, parrots, and ferrets.
"If want to take your dog for a couple of hours of hiking in cold conditions, be prepared," Dr. Ilan Frank says. "You need to carry food and water for the dog — even in winter conditions, they can get dehydrated."
Wildfire, flood, agriculture and insurance experts will discuss recovery and increased flood risk.
To explain how researchers are harnessing big data to understand more about the coronavirus, Dan Jacobson, a computational systems biologist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will deliver a virtual talk, followed by a panel discussion with Ray Goodrich, director of CSU’s Infectious Disease Research Institute, Professor Carol Wilusz, and other CSU faculty.
Sept. 29: Moderated by professor emerita Carol Blair, CSU scientists with diverse expertise will provide their perspectives on a broad array of topics regarding COVID-19. The conversation will stretch from thoughts about the origin and transmission of corona viruses, testing strategies, human and community health impacts, and behavior changes noted during the pandemic.
The two-day virtual workshop will delve into the rapidly evolving science around how the virus spreads.