Impacting our local and global communities

Improving the health of animals, people, and the planet starts with our students and the community. Our teaching, research, and service impacts the lives of those in northern Colorado and beyond. We provide access to our expertise in health and medicine through educational events and activities, animal care resources and services, and professional development.

"Seeing a child’s face light up when they see a heart and hold a brain for the first time is incredibly rewarding. Sharing this enthusiasm for health and the human body is an excellent way CSU gives back to northern Colorado."

Megan Kunkel, Anatomy Camp Counselor

World TB Day activity

Educational Events and Activities

K-12 students and the community engage with health and medicine through tours and visits, lessons and interactive demonstrations, and other hands-on activities throughout the year.

James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House

The northern Colorado community gets a behind-the-scenes look at animal care at the annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House. Visitors are invited to enjoy hospital tours, a petting zoo, educational lectures and demonstrations, kids’ activities, and photo ops with CAM the Ram.

Next Open House is April 2023.

About the 2019 Open House

CSU Spur Vida at the National Western Center

The CSU Spur Vida building will be a global leader in improving and sharing the value of improved animal health and the human-animal bond.

Students from kindergarten to college-level will be able to observe medical procedures, engage in hands-on learning commensurate to their grade level, and discover career options in animal and human health.

Learn More about the Vida building

Continuing Education

As a core part of the college’s mission of education, service, and outreach, we offer continuing education and online courses for current students and professionals. Opportunities allow participants to expand their knowledge, complete prerequisites and improve grades, and assist in professional development in hands-on and online settings.