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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. Here, you'll find some of the best undergraduate, graduate, professional, research, and outreach programs in biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine not only in the state, but in the nation and around the globe.

We strive for excellence in all that we do, and that commitment shows strongly in the diversity and strength of our programs. We are home to the world-renowned Animal Cancer Center, which has helped to shape the field of veterinary oncology. The Animal Population Health Institute has a global presence and was recently awarded a $15 million USAID grant to investigate how livestock systems will be impacted by climate change. Our Mycobacterium Laboratories is tackling one of the most intractable and deadly diseases of our time – tuberculosis.

From toxicology to neurology, radiology to physiology, our pioneering faculty members are training the next generation of scientists while creating new knowledge for the greater societal good.

Of course, we are probably best known for our Veterinary Teaching Hospital and our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. This program consistently ranks in the top three veterinary schools in North America and continues to excel in providing educational and experiential opportunities to future veterinarians. These individuals will lead future efforts in public health, disease control, veterinary care, food safety, biotechnology, higher education, and research.

I invite you to explore all that the College has to offer.


Mark Stetter, D.V.M.
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

​College Office Leadership


Dr. Mark Stetter

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Office Location: Anatomy W102
Email: cvmbs_dean@colostate.e​du​
Office Phone: (970) 491-7051​

Sandra Quackenbush

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Office Location: 315 Pathology
Office Phone: (970) 491-1406

Associate Dean for Veterinary Academic and Student Affairs
Office Location: Anatomy W102
Office Phone: (970) 491-2009

Associate Dean for Research
Office Location: Anatomy W102
Office Phone: (970) 491-7162

Executive Director
Office Location: Anatomy W102
Office Phone: (970) 491-5618

Jon Stocking

​Senior Director of Operations
Office Location: Anatomy W102
Phone: (970) 491-6481

​Other Members of the Dean's Executive Council:

  • Dr. Colin Clay, Head, Department of Biomedical Sciences
  • Dr. Wayne Jensen, Interim Head, Department of Clinical Sciences
  • Dr. Jac Nickoloff, Head, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
  • Dr. Gregg Dean, Head, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology
  • Dr. Barb Powers, Director, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Dr. Tim Hackett, Director, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
  • Pam Jones, Executive Director, CVMBS Office of Advancement (ex-officio)