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Colorado State University/Cardiology


The visiting student will work with me and my cardiology residents on the clinical cardiology service. This service includes seeing outpatients (new and returning), caring for hospitalized patients, and participating in cardiac catheterization procedures on client owned animals with cardiovascular disorders.

Students will be responsible for doing history, physical examination, identifying problems, and coming up with a diagnostic and therapeutic plan for their patient. They will discuss all of this with the cardiologist/resident and then work with the clinician to perform the diagnostics needed. the student will also participate in case rounds, topic rounds, and will help complete the medical records and discharge instructions.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • June Boon - echosonographer
  • Dr. Holly MacLea - 2nd year cardiology resident
  • Dr. Chris Orton - cardiothoracic surgeon
  • multiple board certified radiologists
  • multiple board certified criticalists
  • multiple board certified anesthesiologists
  • 24 hour emergency care with interns/residents

Educational Resources

  • veterinary library with extensive collection of text books, CDs, journals, etc.
  • human journals & texts also available
  • daily cardiology rounds


Primary case responsibility including client communication, medical records, daily patient care, discharge instructions. See details in "Description" above.

Student Supervision

  • 7 days per week, 24 hour/day availability of critical care and emergency clinician.
  • 6 days per week, 8-10 hours/day direction from cardiology.



Practice Information

Colorado State University
Veterinary Medical Center/Cardiology
300 W. Drake Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80512

Ph: 970 221-4535
Fax: 970 297-1205


Updated: 05/20/10
Signature On File: Dr. Janice M. Bright

Fort Collins, CO
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