Veterinary Continuing Education

Colorado State University is now offering the full array of veterinary continuing education courses at its new Translational Medicine Institute (TMI). Sitting on the foothills of Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains, the TMI creates a stunningly beautiful setting for learning, expanding your skills and mindset while working with world class experts in Veterinary care.

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The Translational Medical Institute (TMI) is a 128,000 square-foot state-of-the-art building located on the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, Colorado dedicated to research and graduate continuing education in medicine and surgery. We offer a multitude of both didactic and laboratory-based courses throughout the year and are also able to host any of your medical meetings, hands on laboratories, workshops or surgical research projects.   

Auditoriums, conference rooms, 12-station teaching laboratory and 4 integrated surgical operating rooms make the TMI an ultimate venue with a team devoted to enhancing the educational experience.  Integrated high definition multi-media is in every room with an on-site video production team.  Below is a brief overview of what the TMI has to offer.  For more information go to: Event Planners and Concierge Service

Educational spaces

  • 150 seat tiered auditorium
  • 50 seat tiered classroom
  • 40 seat Immersive classroom and virtual reality capability
  • 350 seat event hall
  • 32 seat executive board room
  • 7 individual 12-20 seat conference rooms
  • 50 seat Continuing Education Lounge
  • Catering kitchen
  • Public restaurant

 Teaching laboratory

  • 3750 square-foot 12 station teaching laboratory including two 4K monitors and complete endoscopic towers at each station
  • 4500 square-foot large animal teaching laboratory
  • Private locker rooms
  • Adjacent laboratory animal facility and cateveric capabilities

Surgical suites

  • 2 Arthrex integrated endoscopic surgical suites
  • 2 Karl Storz OR1 integrated endoscopy surgical suites
  • Private observation rooms off each surgery room
  • Fully equipped central supply


  • 6000 square-feet imaging center
  • Radiology
  • C arm fluoroscopy
  • CT
  • T3 MRI

Meet Our Team

Our faculty are world leaders in the design and delivery of Continuing Education courses. They are key opinion leaders in the use of Minimally Invasive Surgical techniques for diagnosis and treatment of large and small animals. You are in the presence of great teachers and thinkers who are leading the field of Veterinary CE. Our passion for excellence and delivering improved patient impact is interwoven into every course offering. 

The CSU Veterinary Continuing Education staff will support you through your personal journey as a life-long learner.

David Twedt

Associate Director of Continuing Education, Translational Medicine Institute

Aaron Massecar

Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Translational Medicine Institute

Geri Baker

Continuing Education Coordinator, Translational Medicine Institute


To advance graduate continuing medical and surgical education by fostering an innovative learning experience in the optimal learning venue. 


Empowering veterinary professionals to overcome any obstacle. We do this by creating learner-focused, evidence-based experiences that maximize in person time, employ industry-leading instructors, and ensure that each attendee is ready to hit ground running with their new skill.

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2350 Gillette Drive

Fort Collins, Colorado 80523

(970) 491-TMI5 (8645)

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Dave Twedt

Associate Director of Continuing Education, Translational Medicine Institute

David C. Twedt, DVM, Diplomate American College of Internal Medicine is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Associate Director of Continuing Education at Translational Medicine Institute in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. He is Past President and Chair of the Board of the ACVIM and Comparative Gastroenterology Society. Publication and research interests include liver disease, gastrointestinal disease and endoscopy. He has also been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards including Distinguished Teacher Award, Innovative Instructional Methodology in Teaching Award, WSAVA International Scientific Achievement Award, ACVIM Distinguished Service Award. He is co-founder of the Veterinary Endoscopy Society and recipient of the Pioneer in Endoscopy award. He is also the co-editor of four textbooks including Current Veterinary Therapy editions 14 and 15 and over 250 scientific publications.

Aaron Massecar

Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Translational Medicine Institute

Dr. Aaron Massecar is the Assistant Director – Education of the Translational Medicine Institute at CSU. Prior to that he was the SVP of Learning at NAVC, the Executive Director of the Veterinary Innovation Council, and Adjunct Faculty at Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine.


While at Texas A&M, he helped to establish the office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship with Dr. Adam Little and Dean Eleanor Green. Two of the most prominent accomplishments from that office include the Veterinary Innovation Summit and the Veterinary Entrepreneurship Academy, two programs that help to spur on new ideas and train future veterinarians to run successful and lean operations. The time at the Veterinary Innovation Council helped to produce a new understanding of telemedicine that empowered veterinarians to utilize virtual tools to reach more clients and provide stable revenue streams for clinics.


Up until Aaron transitioned into the veterinary space in 2016, he spent his BA, MA, and PhD in philosophy working on a deeper understanding of habits—how sometimes we have habits and sometimes habits have us. When Aaron is not working on building Continuing Education programs for veterinarians, you can find him, his wife, and two dogs hiking up in the Colorado mountains.


Geri Baker

Continuing Education Coordinator, Translational Medicine Institute

Geri is the TMI’s Continuing Education Coordinator. Geri has been an employee of the university for over 20 years and is a proud RAM fan. She was born in Las Vegas and moved to Colorado to attend CSU and made her home and raised four children in the area. Geri is a veterinary technician and has worked in the VTH as a nurse most recently as the General Surgery Coordinator but spent time in surgery, anesthesia and teaches surgery skills with the surgery team to PVM students as well. Her hobbies include hiking, gardening and raising lambs for 4-H.