Dr. Mark D. Stetter
Dr. Mark Stetter is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine
and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU).
In his role as Dean, Dr. Stetter has focused on integrative
health and wellness initiatives, serving as a leader or key partner in the
creation of a One Health Institute and a Translational Medicine Institute.
His outreach efforts have included a 2+2 DVM collaboration
with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks; an experiential learning program for
DVM students in Todos Santos, Mexico; and a $22 million Health Education
Outreach Center to expand K-12 science engagement on the Colorado State
Dr. Stetter is a zoo and wildlife veterinarian by training.
He completed a residency program and earned board certification from the American
College of Zoological Medicine while at the Wildlife Conservation Society in
New York. Prior to joining CSU, he spent
15 years with the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida as the Director of
Animal Operations, where he was was responsible for the healthcare of Disney’s
animal collections around the world.
Dr. Stetter has been very active in a variety of
professional organizations, including service as President of the American
College of Zoological Medicine, Founder and President of the Elephant Population
Management Program, Chair for the Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board with
Morris Animal Foundation and Chair for the research committee within the
Association of Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians.