Melinda Story

Assistant Professor Clinical Sciences


(970) 297-4196

About Melinda

Dr. Story grew up in Fort Collins riding and showing in 4-H and eventing. She received her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. During veterinary school, Mindy enjoyed research activities in Ithaca, NY and Sydney, Australia. After an internship at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and surgical residency at Kansas State University, she returned to Colorado and worked in a private equine referral hospital as a staff surgeon for nine years. In 2013 Dr. Story returned to CSU and joined the equine sports medicine team. Dr. Story is board certified in surgery as well as in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation with a clinical and research focus in axial skeleton dysfunction and chronic pain.


DVM, Colorado State University, 1999BS, Colorado State University, 1994


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation-Equine 2014
International Veterinary Chiropractic Association 2011
Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians 2006
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons 2004


Daniel AJ, Easley JT, Story MR, Hendrickson DA, Hackett ES, Standing laparoscopic removal of large granulosa cell tumours using a specimen retrieval bag and morcellator, Equine Veterinary Education, submitted August 11, 2014. Hill JA, Story MR, Surgical repair of a congenital lateral abdominal wall hernia in a neonatal foal. Equine Veterinary Education, 2014 Oct; 26(10):516-519. Ness SL, Bain FT, Zantingh AJ, Gaughan EM, Story MR, Nydam DV, Divers TJ. Ultrasonographic visualization of colonic mesenteric vasculature as an indicator of large colon right dorsal displacement of 180 volvulus (or both) in horses. Can Vet J. 2012 Apr;53(4): 378-82. Story MR, Gaughan EM, Andrews GA, Balch S: Fibroscaroma over the tarsal groove of a 14-month old Quarter Horse Vet. and Comp. Orthop. and Traum 2005 18(2): 115-117. Story MR, Bramlage LR: Arthroscopic debridement of subchondral bone cysts in the distal phalanx of 11 horses (1994-2000). Equine Vet J. 2004 May;36(4):356-60 Hopman TJ, Han EB, Story MR, Equine Dinucleotide Repeat Loci COR001-COR020. Animal Genetics, 1999. June;30(3); 225-6.

Research Specialty

Equine Sports Medicine