Veterinary Health System

Shared vision, extraordinary people providing exceptional service with passion and purpose


Colorado State University’s Veterinary Health System is a community of expert veterinary professionals dedicated to providing exceptional service with passion and purpose. We are animal and public health leaders working together to apply our diverse skills in veterinary care, diagnostics, and education to make a difference in our world.

As a top-ranked academic veterinary medicine institution, our veterinarians and technicians work with researchers and educators to advance the future of veterinary medicine. Animals and the public benefit from our commitment to developing and employing state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and innovative veterinary treatments.

Veterinary Clinical Care

Our clinical veterinary services team is united by our commitment to care for animals, from canines and felines to bovines, equines, and reptiles. Our focus is on providing expert, patient-centered care. As one of the busiest veterinary practices in the Mountain West, we see more than 45,000 appointments annually through 27 small and large animal specialties in our hospitals and through our ambulatory services.

Clinical Care Facilities

  • James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Johnson Family Equine Hospital
  • Equine Reproduction Laboratory

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Veterinary Diagnostic Services

Our internationally recognized Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories provide timely, accurate, and expert animal disease diagnostic services to veterinarians, their clients, and animal industries. We also play a critical role in a statewide, national, and global animal and zoonotic disease surveillance and identification system that seeks to protect the health of livestock, poultry, companion animals, wildlife, and the public.

Veterinary Diagnostic Facilities

  • CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories Main Lab-Fort Collins
  • CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories Rocky Ford
  • CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories Western Slope

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories

Veterinary Education

In partnership with CSU’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, we are committed to developing the next generation of outstanding veterinary health providers and specialists. Our dedication to sharing expertise extends far beyond our hospital walls. Through our world-class veterinary continuing education courses, we provide lifelong veterinary learners with training experiences unlike any other. Our faculty are committed to improving patient outcomes and sharing their knowledge to grow world access to expert veterinary care.

Continuing Education Facilities

  • C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute
    • 3,750 state-of-the-art teaching laboratory
    • 4,500 square foot standing lab for equine and other large animals
    • 4 integrated endoscopy surgical suites

Veterinary Continuing Education


We use our collective strengths in service, innovation, and education to shape the future of veterinary health.

We believe

  • In a collective approach to veterinary medicine.
  • Our role is critical in the interconnectivity of animal and human health.

We are committed to

  • Developing the next generation of veterinary professionals
  • Valuing and supporting our people
  • Investing in innovation and discovery
  • Modeling quality and service excellence
  • Transparency, accountability, and financial viability


Sheila McMullan

Senior Associate Dean, Colorado State University Veterinary Health System