Memorial service set for Dr. Nicholas Booth, former dean

Dr. Nicholas Booth, 98, passed away on March 28, 2022. He began teaching at Colorado State (then called Colorado A&M) in 1947, and was dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from 1966 to 1971.

Dr. Nick Booth in 1949
Dr. Nicholas Booth monitors a pig’s vital signs in the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, circa 1949. (Photo from “Chiron’s Time.”)

He went on to be the director of the FDA Veterinary Medical Research division from 1971-1974. He retired in 1985 after 11 years as a University of Georgia pharmacology professor and researcher.

In 2010, CSU named Booth Road, which is to the east of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, for him. He was named a CSU distinguished alumnus  in 2017.

His family will host a memorial service and lunch at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at the Poudre Canyon Chapel, 33685 Poudre Canyon Road, Bellvue, CO 80512.

He requested that contributions and/or memorials be made to the CSU Pharmacology Enhancement Fund*, or to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

*Memorial gifts can be made by checks payable to the CSU Foundation (with “In Memory of Dr. Nicholas Booth” on the subject line), to CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, CO 80522. Gifts can also be made by calling the CSU Foundation at (970) 491-7135.

To donate online, visit and scroll down to “select fund.” Click on “select fund,” and in the drop-down menu, select “Search.” Type 78203 to pull up the “CVMBS Pharmacology Enhancement” account. Click on this account and proceed with completing the online giving page. Complete the Tribute section by selecting “In memory of an individual” and put Dr. Nicholas Booth’s name in the appropriate form fields.