Melinda FryeAssociate Dean - DVM Program Biomedical Sciences
W-102 Azmelinda.email@example.com (970) 491-2009
Dr. Melinda Frye is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences and serves as the Associate Dean for Veterinary Academic and Student Affairs. Originally a critical care R.N., Dr. Frye received her DVM from CSU in 1996. She served as an associate veterinarian in a mixed animal practice in rural Idaho before returning to CSU to complete an internship and residency in large animal internal medicine. Dr. Frye became an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine diplomate in 2001. She pursued a doctorate in physiology thereafter, emphasizing vascular biology as a member of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory. She returned to the CSU Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2007, initiating her teaching in the DVM program and conducting research using dietary interventions in rodents to explore the myocardial response to fatty acids. Since assuming the Associate Dean role in 2014, Dr. Frye’s research focus has shifted to DVM curriculum and educational programming. She served as Chair of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Academic Affairs Committee in 2018-2019, and is currently a member of the AAVMC Competency-Based Veterinary Education Working Group (Advocacy subgroup). Dr. Frye enjoys the collaboration of many talented DVM faculty members in exploring DVM curriculum renewal, with planned implementation in the Fall of 2022. Dr. Frye is grateful to work with a talented, multifaceted group of individuals who comprise the DVM Services Team. Collectively, these individuals provide support of DVM students through financial and career advising; counseling and wellbeing services; scheduling, registration and graduation assistance; first year orientation; scholarships; promotion of best practices in education; use of data for program improvement; international and regional experiential opportunities; and DVM admissions. Dr. Frye historically provided instruction in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology to graduate and first year DVM students. She currently instructs first year DVM students in cardiovascular physiology and coaches within the third-year communications practicum.
EducationPh.D., Colorado State University, 2005D.V.M., Colorado State University, 1996M.S., Colorado State University, 2001B.S.N., Linfield College, 1987
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Licensed in state of Colorado)Clinical
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Large Animal)Fear Free Level Three Certification
Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine