The First Woman to Lead the Veterinary Medicine Program at Colorado State University

Melinda Frye was named associate dean of professional veterinary medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. In this post, she will be the first woman to lead the veterinary program at Colorado State, which is ranked third in the nation. About 80 percent of the 550 students in the veterinary school are women.

For the past seven years, Dr. Frye has been an associate professor of biomedical sciences at the university, teaching graduate-level courses in physiology. She began her career as a registered nurse and then earned a doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Colorado State University. She worked at a clinic in Idaho before returning to Colorado State to complete a residency in equine medicine. She later earned a Ph.D. in physiology at the university.

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