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Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility
Please note that we are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails. If you are trying to contact us, please allow three (3) business days for a response as we answer messages in the order they’re received. You and your pet are important to us, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate our gradual return to full function.

Our vision

Our specialists aim to enhance the lives of pets and their people by providing orthopedic medicine, education, and research to restore mobility, alleviate pain, and improve fitness. We move the needle in the non-surgical orthopedic medicine and physical therapy (rehabilitation) fields.

Why visit us?

Our goal is to help companion animals of all ages and abilities improve their quality of life and increase activity an​d mobility with non-surgical treatment options. We have three areas of expertise:

  • Prevention - We offer preventative orthopedic and rehabilitation screenings and arthritis prevention programs to prevent joint and muscle disease and achieve the highest level of mobility

  • Diagnostics - We use state-of-the-art technology to accomplish even the most challenging diagnoses

  • Non-surgical treatments - We offer a variety of novel treatment options for joint, muscle, and tendon injuries and diseases

Our service areas

  • Orthopedic Medicine - From juveniles to sports medicine to geriatrics, orthopedic medicine aims to diagnose, treat, and manage orthopedic conditions through non-surgical means. If your pet does require surgical intervention, we work together with the Orthopedic Surgery service to develop the best treatment plan.

  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation - We provide evaluations, treatments, and home programs to promote the highest level of functionality or sports activity.

  • Clinical Trials - Our research program investigates new and alternative treatment options for mobility limitations and improves the way we treat our pets, which may translate into improvement in human medicine.

Our team

Our service is directed by Dr. Felix Duerr, who is double boarded by both the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). Our team of talented, hard-working, and compassionate professionals is consistently focusing on designing and delivering therapies and research that enhance and restore mobility, alleviate pain, and give hope.


Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523​​

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205