Colorado State Vet Teaching Hospital to Host Open House

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University will host its annual Open House on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last tours will start at 3:15 p.m.

The Open House includes lectures, demonstrations, tours through the hospital, and more than 15 display booths filled with animal information. The Open House is coordinated and run by students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' Professional Veterinary Medical Program. Hospital tours run throughout the day and are usually 30-45 minutes. Large groups are encouraged to make reservations by calling 970/491-7053. Group reservations are available for Friday only.

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins. All Open House events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Lecture Schedule (Equine-specific events bolded.)

    Friday,  April 9

  • 9 a.m. – "Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Techniques in Dogs and Cats," with Dr. Dave Twedt
  • 11 a.m. – "Nemo and Shamu Need Doctors, too," with Dr. Terry Campbell
  • 1 p.m. –  "So You Want to be a Veterinarian?" with Dr. Sherry Stewart
  • 2 p.m. – "Linking Animal and Human Health in the Developing World," with Dr. Kristy Pabilonia

    Saturday, April 10

  • 9 a.m. – "My Time with Elephants," with Dr. Dean Hendrickson
  • 11 a.m. – "Poisonous Plants Affecting Horses and Other Livestock," with Dr. Tony White


    Friday, April 9

  • 10 a.m. – Longmont Police Department Police Dogs, with Officers Mike Kimbley and Tim Madigan
  • 12 p.m. – "Handling and Health Screening for Backyard Birds," with Dr. Kristy Pabilonia

    Saturday, April 10

  • 10 a.m. – "A Horse Owner’s Guide to First Aid and Emergency Care," with Dr. Amber Boring
  • 12 p.m. – "Becoming Best Friends: Changing Your Pet’s Behavior Safely and Scientifically," with Dr. Jennie Jamtgaard.

Disclaimer: Seek the advice of a qualified veterinarian before proceeding with any diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.