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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

Melinda Frye

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

Sue VandeWoude

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

Thom Hadley

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, Department 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
  • Chris Haase, Executive Assistant to the Dean (ex-officio)
  • Megan Price, Interim Executive Director of Advancement (ex-officio)
  • Kris Browning-Blas, Director of Communication (ex-officio)
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Contact Us:
Mailing Address:
1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1601

Physical Address:
W102 Anatomy Building


CVMBS Main Line: (970) 491-7051
Veterinary Teaching Hospital: (970) 297-5000


CVMBS Main: (970) 491-2250
Veterinary Teaching Hospital Fax: (970) 297-1205