The first class of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks/Colorado State University 2+2 veterinary program are graduating this May. The trailblazing group of 10 students attended the first two years of coursework at UAF and finished their two years of clinical training at CSU.
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Once a building contractor, Dr. Jon Geller started veterinary school at the age of 41. Now an emergency veterinarian who is board-certified in canine and feline practice, he has started several emergency clinics in Northern Colorado.
CSU veterinary and business students have created Lacuna Diagnostics, a start-up company that will change how veterinarians process test results.
Dr. Diane Brown has worked as a general practitioner, as a researcher in the pharmaceutical industry, as a primary investigator at Harvard University, and as a leader in the non-profit world. Now, as the chief executive officer at the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, she draws upon all of those experiences daily to improve the health of dogs.
Dr. Jerry Billquist has done it all in veterinary medicine: small animal practice, service in the U.S. Army, caring for rodeo horses. He was recently recognized for his significant impact when he received the 2017 Zoetis PRCA Veterinarian of the Year Award.
A new scholarship has been established in the memory of Dr. Robert “Bob” Eliot Pierson, a longtime professor and clinician in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.
On CSU’s annual day of giving, 154 CVMBS supporters raised and unlocked more than $60,000 in student scholarships.
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.
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.