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Our mission: To enhance the lives of dogs and their people by providing orthopedic medicine, education and research to restore mobility, alleviate pain, and improve fitness.

The veterinarians and staff of the Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility (OMM) service work to prevent and treat injuries that affect mobility, including arthritis, muscle and tendon problems, old age, amputations, and sporting and athletic injuries. Our team helps companion animals stay healthy and strong, rehabilitates pets to pre-injury health, develops training programs to improve the performance of canine athletes, conducts research to improve orthopedic conditions and rehabilitation, and educates our veterinary students.

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How Will Your Gift Make a Difference?

Your gift allows us to grow and maintain the nation’s first orthopedic medicine and mobility program. We have many different needs, including equipment and facilities, as well as bringing in the best and the brightest faculty, residents, interns, and technicians. If you have any specific questions about our greatest current needs, please contact Dr. Duerr​, program director. 

We have established two operational funds that provide support for the two main aspects of our program: clinical service/teaching and research.

Ways to Help – Operational Support Funds

Clinical Service and Teaching

This fund allows us to maintain the staff and equipment needed to offer state-of-the-art nonsurgical treatment options for acute and chronic mobility concerns in pets. Your gift supports our technicians, residents and helps with the daily operational needs of our orthopedic medicine, and rehabilitation service. Your gift also ensures that we can educate the next generation of veterinarians so that arthritis treatment and prevention becomes a routine part of veterinary care. Learn more about our clinical service. 

Research (support for our clinical trials)

Support for our clinical trials program ensures that we can continue to research novel treatment options for mobility concerns. Your gift supports our research technicians, and allows us to offer discounted treatments for owners who enroll their pets in our clinical trials. Clinical trials are a great way to help individual animals while advancing treatment options for pets and people. Learn more about our clinical trials program. 

Make a Gift

Make a gift now on our secure online giving page​, or learn more about giving opportunities by contacting:

Dr. Felix Duerr
Service Chief 
Orthopedic Medicine and Mobility
(970) 231-9221

Aaron Phaneuf
Director of Development
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
(970) 821-6557

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

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205