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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 University campus.

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.

Dr. Mark D. Stetter

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Colorado State University