Dr. Jay Childress graduated from CSU’s veterinary school at over half a century ago. He spent his career in Monte Vista, Colo., building a family and a practice that are still strong today. His mentorship influenced countless students and young veterinarians.
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Dr. Ethel Connelly, the first Native American woman to graduate with a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Colorado State University, now owns Grass Winds Veterinary Clinic on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana.
Dr. Leticia Gonzalez overcame a brain tumor during veterinary school at CSU, and is now a practicing veterinarian in Southern California.
Biomedical Sciences alumna Dr. Elle Ross found her calling as a physician after earning degrees in education, but a personal loss caused her to rethink her path. She now practices internal medicine in Tucson and teaches at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.