Veterinary Medicine in Colorado

Animals are very important to us here in Colorado, from the pets we love to the livestock that work for and feed us.  We have shelter pet license plates and an official state veterinarian.  Various state agencies deal with animal health, including the Colorado Department of Agriculture; the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (regarding animal diseases that can affect humans); the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (which oversees the Board of Veterinary Medicine and licensing of veterinarians); and Colorado State University, which has one of the West’s top veterinary medicine programs.

These agencies have produced many informational resources on veterinary medicine and animal health.  Some of the most helpful of these resources, available from our library, include:

  • 2010 Sunset Review, Board of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies.  (These are done every 10 years; next will be in 2020.  See also the 2000 review.  See also the animal chiropractors review from 2002.)
  • Animal Use in Veterinary Medical Education, Colorado State University, 2000.
  • Annual Report, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, Colorado State University
  • College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences:  Celebrating 100 Years of Excellence 1907-2007, Colorado State University.
  • Insight, the magazine of Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Lab Lines, newsletter from CSU’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories.
  • Providing for Pets During Disasters, Natural Hazards Center, University of Colorado
  • Report, Orthopaedic Research Center, Colorado State University
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories, Colorado State University, 2009

Our library also has some fascinating historical reports on veterinary medicine and animal care.  See

This is just a small sampling of the many resources on this topic available from our library.  Search our web catalog using terms such as “veterinary medicine” and “animal health.”