Kevin Haussler

Associate Professor Clinical Sciences


(970) 297-1262

About Kevin

I graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 and completed a small animal internship in Sacramento, CA. To further my training in the conservative management of spinal-related disorders, I pursued human training at Palmer College of Chiropractic-West and completed a veterinary chiropractic certification program in 1993. I attended the University of California-Davis to attain a PhD focusing on spinal pathology and pelvic biomechanics in Thoroughbred racehorses. Post-doctorate training involved evaluation of in-vivo spinal kinematics in horses at Cornell University. While at Cornell, I directed the newly formed Integrative Medicine Service which provided chiropractic, acupuncture, and physical therapy services to both small and large animals. Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University and am involved in teaching, clinical duties, and research into the objective assessment of musculoskeletal pain, spinal dysfunction, and the application of physical therapy and rehabilitation. I am a charter diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and am currently a course instructor for the Equine Rehabilitation Certification course, co-branded by the University of Tennessee and Colorado State University.


BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1984DVM, The Ohio State University, 1988Doctor of Chiropractic, Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, 1993PhD, University of California, Davis, 1997


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Medicine and Rehabilitation
Veterinary Acupuncture Certification Course
Animal Chiropractic Certification Course

Research Specialty

Diagnosis and management of back problems in equine athletesBiomechanics of the musculoskeletal systemObjective assessment of musculoskeletal dysfunctionAcupuncture, chiropractic and physical therapy