VTH Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery

The People Serving You

Jo Anne Au Yong

Post Doctoral

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Email: joanne.au_yong@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Jo Anne Au Yong is currently a resident in small animal surgery at Colorado State University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Distinction) from Massey University, New Zealand, then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Prior to her residency, she was a research associate at the University of Florida.

Megan Campbell

Student Hourly Employee

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Email: megan.campbell@colostate.edu

Biography

Megan is currently a pre-vet undergraduate student at Colorado State University. She is majoring in animal science and enjoys working with animals.

Margaret Chu

Post Doctoral

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Email: margaret.chu@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Margaret ("Gretta") Chu is a small animal surgery resident at Colorado State University. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University followed by her veterinary degree from Cornell University. After graduation, she completed a rotating internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ and then surgical internship at VCA Alta Vista Animal Hospital in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Patricia Clark

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-4400

Email: patricia.clark@colostate.edu

Tricia Culbertson

Associate

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Office: 970-297-3777

Email: tricia.culbertson@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Tricia Culbertson graduated from the University of Florida with her BS in animal science in 2007, followed by her DVM in 2011. She was commissioned as a Veterinary Corps Officer into the U.S. Army after graduation. She completed an internship at the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Services in San Antonio, TX, a three-year tour in Norfolk, VA, and a three-year tour in Okinawa, Japan. In 2018, Dr. Culbertson started a small animal surgical residency at Colorado State University and will return to her military service upon completion.

Michelle Davis

State Classified

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Email: michelle.davis@colostate.edu

Alysha Ducharme

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-4400

Email: alysha.ducharme@colostate.edu

Jessica Forbes

Post Doctoral

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Email: jessica.forbes@colostate.edu

Clara Goh

Faculty

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Email: clara.goh@colostate.edu

Biography

Clara earned her veterinary degree at Sydney University, Australia. She completed her post-graduate specialty training (rotating internship, surgical residency, and surgical oncology fellowship) at Colorado State University, where she currently holds a faculty position in small animal orthopedic surgery. Her clinical and research interests include cruciate disease, hip dysplasia, and minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy and fracture stabilization). Clara has devoted her professional career to student, resident, and DVM training and has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous conferences and surgical labs throughout the U.S.

Jordan Krien

State Classified

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Email: jordan.krien@colostate.edu

Joey Sapora

Post Doctoral

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Office: 970-297-3782

Email: j.sapora@colostate.edu

Diane Scavelli

Post Doctoral

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Email: diane.scavelli@colostate.edu

Biography

Diane received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University followed by her veterinary degree from Colorado State University. After graduation, she then completed a rotating internship at the University of Pennsylvania. She has now returned to CSU for her small animal surgery residency.

Colin Taylor

Post Doctoral

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Email: colin.taylor@colostate.edu

Biography

Colin graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada in 2015. He then worked as a small animal practitioner in New Zealand, an orangutan veterinarian in Borneo and an ER veterinarian in Ottawa, Canada before returning to academia to pursue his dream of becoming a board-certified small animal surgeon. Colin then completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Rotating internship at Texas A&M University before joining the team at CSU as a Small Animal Surgery Resident. Colin loves hockey, golf, scuba diving and the outdoors, and looks forward to travelling the world as a small animal surgeon.

Shawn Thompson

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-5000

Email: shawn.thompson@colostate.edu

Biography

Shawn received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming followed by her AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technician training from the Bel-Rea Institute of Veterinary Technology, and is certified by the State of Colorado as a CVT. She has worked in general practice, emergency practice and private surgical specialty practice before coming to the CSU orthopedic surgery department. Shawn has also completed training from CRI as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Veterinary Nurse and has completed training for her Fear Free Certification.

Jennifer Tucker

State Classified

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Office: 970-297-4400

Email: jen.tucker@colostate.edu

Hannah Tuzi

State Classified

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Email: hannah.tuzi@colostate.edu

Biography

Hannah is from Chicago, Illinois. She has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 2016 and has been working at CSU for the past 2 years. When she is not at work, she loves hiking with her two dogs Clay and Richard. She also enjoys volunteering with wildlife. Her most recent trip was to South Africa in 2018 to help orphaned rhinos. Animals are her passion and she is excited to meet all of your pets that come through the orthopedic department!