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The Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence at Colorado State University

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Your gift to the Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence program ensures that future CSU veterinarians graduate with compassionate and effective communication skills to build strong partnerships with their clients. Our team relies on your generosity to fund our communication curriculum and hands-on laboratories. We are honored to include you in our family of supporters. If you would like more information on our program and how you could be a partner, please call 970-297-5051. 

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In 2015, Diann Patton and Jack Coman created Hoover’s Legacy, a fund in memory of Hoover, their remarkable and wonderful dog. Hoover’s Legacy will support the Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence program.

“Our veterinarians were invaluable to us and our dog Hoover in treating his cancer. Their ability to communicate in clear yet compassionate terms helped us make sense of the complex medical information and Hoover’s treatment options. They enabled us to make the best decisions to address both his illness and quality of life.” 

For the past two years, Diann shared Hoover’s journey with cancer with the third-year students in the communication course. Through story-telling, the students see the clinical scenario from Diann’s perspective, building appreciation and empathy for what clients are experiencing when their animal is ill. 

"Communication was essential and helped us make sense of the vast amounts of information. It allowed us to feel confident that the decisions we made were the right ones for Hoover. We wanted to be involved in the program that did such an amazing job fostering these skills in the veterinarians we worked with.  Seeing the communication laboratory in action and meeting the faculty and students motivated us to make a difference; it inspired us to create Hoover’s Legacy.” 

Diann Patton and Jack Coman
VTH Clients and Hoover's Legacy creators

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​1678 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1678

Phone:
(970) 297-5051

Fax:
(970) 297-1275