Welcome to Veterinary Extension

In 2009, the Extension Veterinarian position within the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences was changed from a single faculty position to a role shared by faculty members. A high-priority goal is to develop a web-based information management system to facilitate public access to livestock health information, and to maximize the availability of veterinary expertise in multiple fields related to livestock health and productivity, food safety, and public health.

Contact us at phone number: 970-217-2051

This cellular phone will be carried by one of the Veterinary Extension team members, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  There will be a voice message system in place for producers, veterinarians, or extension agents to leave contact information.  Our goal is to respond to each call within 24 hours.
When seeking consultation on livestock health issues, livestock owners are encouraged to request that their herd or flock veterinarian also contact our team.  This will enable the veterinary practitioners to contribute their valuable perspectives to the process.

Veterinary Extension Personnel

Ragan Adams, DVM
Dr. Adams is committed to ensuring that your inquiries are directed to the proper experts at CSU.  She has worked for over 20 years with faculty throughout the university.
Extension Veterinarians:
Franklyn  B. Garry, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Johne’s Disease control, causes of mortality in adult cattle, livestock worker education, and calf health management are Dr. Garry’s primary research interests. .
Dr. Frank Garry
David C. Van Metre, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Van Metre’s interests include small ruminant medicine and herd / flock health, livestock worker training, and infectious disease surveillanceemail:
Dr. Dave VanMetre
Veterinary Technician:
Jeruesha Nichols, CVT
Jeruesha provides technical assistance to a variety of research and clinical service projects, including herd health and disease surveillance, equine medicine and surgery, avian disease surveillance, and emergency response.
Jeruesha Nichols