CSU Animal Health Complex
The CSU Animal Health Complex is one of three buildings on the Colorado State University Campus at the National Western Center.
The CSU Animal Health Complex will bring together university experts, veterinarians, service providers, and nonprofit organizations to create a collaborative space focused on animal health, human health, equine sports medicine and assisted therapy, and subsidized companion animal veterinary care to qualified families.
Students from Kindergarten to college-level will be able to engage in the space in different ways – observing medical procedures, engaging in hands-on learning commensurate to their grade level, and discovering career options in animal and human health.
Key components of the CSU Animal Health Complex:
- K-20 educational facilities and programs: The CSU Animal Health Complex will offer experiential learning opportunities for students and community members, ranging from day camps to university-level research projects.
- Private/nonprofit animal health partners: The site will act as a platform to bring together industry and civic organizations to create collaborative, positive outcomes for animals and humans.
- Sports medicine and rehabilitation: Equine athlete needs will be managed on-site at the CSU Animal Health Complex, allowing for student observation and learning outcomes.
- Temple Grandin Equine Center: As a second location of the TGEC, the CSU Animal Health Complex will provide Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy, a range of treatments that involve activities with horses to promote human physical and mental health.
- Dumb Friends League: DFL will provide general animal welfare education, community connections to existing resources, and donor-subsidized companion animal veterinary care to qualified families through the Solutions Veterinary Hospital.