Dean Hendrickson

Equine Surgeon Clinical Sciences

JFEH Johnson Equine Hospital

(297) 500-0

About Dean

Dr. Hendrickson grew up on a farm in northern Montana and wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. He was fortunate enough to have a family that supported him and helped him to achieve his goals. He came to CSU for veterinary school and had faculty members encourage him to pursue a career in education and it has been amazing. He really enjoys helping patients and clients and is excited to spend time with students and the incredible staff. He is married to a wonderful woman, has 3 grown kids that are all married and living in the Fort Collins area, and has 4 grandsons.


Master of Science, Cornell University, 1992Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1988Bachelor of Arts, Carroll College, 1984


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery (Large Animal Soft Tissue)


Virgin J, Hendrickson DA, Wallis T, Rao S. 2010. Comparison of Intraoperative Behavioral and Hormaonal Responses to Noxious Stimuli between Mares Sedated with Caudal Epidural Detomidine Hydrochloride or a Continuous Intravenous Infusion of Detomidine Hydrochloride for Standing Laparoscopid Ovariectomy. Vet Surg 39:745-760. Concurrent or sequential development of medial meniscal and subchondral cystic lesions within the medial femorotibial joint in horses (1996-2006). Hendrix SM, Baxter GM, McIlwraith CW, Hendrickson DA, Goodrich LR, Frisbie DD, Trotter GW. Equine Vet J. 2010 Jan;42(1):5-9.Adams MK, Hendrickson DA*, Rao S, Popelka O, Bolte D. 2010. The Bacteria Isolated from the Skin of 20 Horses at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. JEVS 30:687-695.Tuohy JL, Hendrickson DA*, Hendrix SM, Bohanon TC. 2009. Standing laparoscopic repair of a ruptured urinary bladder in a mature draught horse. Equine Vet Ed. 21:257-261. Barrell E, Hendrickson DA*. 2009. Tumours of the equine bladder: What makes treatment of these cases so difficult? Equine Vet Ed. 21:267-268. Barrell E, Hendrickson DA*. 2009. Rebreeding of the partially hysterectomised mare: Uterine surface area as a factor of success. Equine Vet Ed. 21:205-206.

Research Specialty

Minimally invasive surgeryWound careEducation