Samantha Evans

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

215 Diagnostic Medicine Center

(970) 491-0136

About Samantha

Like so many others, I can remember wanting to be a veterinarian since I could hold a single thought in my brain. I hail from Broomfield CO, and though my dream school was Cornell University, I went to Colorado State University and it may have been the best decision I ever made! Fall 2018 I started a combined DVM/PhD program at the UC-Davis, where I studied retroviral (specifically FIV) molecular pathogenesis and therapeutic eradication strategies, meaning we worked toward a cure for HIV/AIDS using a feline model and One Health perspective. Next I moved to East Lansing, Michigan for my small animal medicine and surgery internship at Michigan State University. Finally, I returned to Fort Collins to pursue this residency, and I couldn't feel any luckier. My research interests include comparative virology, anti-viral therapeutics, and viral vectors for gene therapy. I am also passionate about animal welfare and veterinary education, and my ultimate goal is to become a professor one day!


Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 2015P.h.D., University of California-Davis, 2013B.S. Chemistry & Mathematics, Colorado State University, 2008


Diplomate, Clinical Pathology
American College of Veterinary Pathology