The Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital has always been a leader in veterinary medicine. It has always been our goal to provide world-class veterinary care to patients and owners, but at the same time we also want to provide our veterinary students with unmatched experience with and knowledge of cutting-edge technologies and services.
Take a look at just a few of the ways we are proud of being able to meet these goals each and every day:
The VTH is home to the Gemini TruFlight Big Bore PET/CT imaging system. This scanner is the first of its kind to be dedicated to veterinary patients and has the capacity to serve both large and small animals. The big bore feature allows the hospital to comfortably perform larger scans, such as the imaging of equine and agricultural animal patients, than any previous scanner.
The PET/CT combines positron emission tomography (PET) with computed tomography (CT), which allows veterinarians to obtain detailed anatomic x-ray images simultaneously with images of the spatial distribution of metabolic and biochemical activity. This provides our veterinarians with sophisticated insight for cancer, surgical, and radiation treatments.
Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator
Our Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator is the leading image-guided radiotherapy system. Radiation therapy is tailored to the depth, size, and shape of a tumor and therefore reduces the impact of the treatment on healthy cells surrounding the tumor. The system's advanced imaging capabilities allow veterinarians to target tumors with sub-millimeter accuracy. The targeted treatment shortens the overall treatment time and minimizes adverse side-effects.
The Trilogy Stereotactic System also interfaces with the PET/CT scanner allowing images to be shared between the devices and improving accuracy during the planning stages of cancer and radiation treatments.
Caring for a dog at the VTH in 2010 using the PET/CT
Flint Animal Cancer Center
The Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center is an international standout in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Our veterinary students, residents, and surgical fellows have access to one-of-a-kind cancer-related learning opportunities, including the use of sophisticated diagnostic technologies and the emphasis on teaching our veterinarians unparalleled patient and owner emotional support.
The new Urgent Care service has taken off, providing fast appointments for pets who need care but who are not facing an immediate or life-threatening emergency. Many pet owners cannot wait for an appointment and Urgent Care is there to meet your needs. We accept walk-in and same-day appointments from 8am-8pm Monday through Friday.
The service also allows our veterinary students to experience the pace of private veterinary practice and better prepare themselves for life after veterinary school.
Our clients are just as important to us as our innovative technologies and services. That is one of the reasons why the VTH completed a massive overhaul of our reception area and our client services processes.
We want you to have the BEST possible experience from the moment you walk through our doors. The next time you bring your pet to us for care, you can expect to be greeted with a friendly face and a more efficient process of checking your pet in and out!