Colorado State University
Dr. Orton received his DVM from Washington State University in 1978. He completed residency training in small animal surgery at Ohio State University in 1982, and was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgery in 1985. Dr. Orton joined the faculty of Colorado State University in 1983 as a small animal surgeon. He completed an NIH research fellowship at the University of Colorado and a PhD from Colorado State University in 1989. After returning to the faculty, Dr. Orton established the clinical cardiology service at Colorado State University. Dr. Orton began a heart surgery program in dogs in 1991. This program is credited with firsts in the area of canine heart surgery and is recognized as a center for small animal heart surgery. Dr. Orton’s current research interests are in the areas of pathobiology of valvular heart disease and development of next generation heart valve prostheses.
Friday, October 13
8:00 AM – 9:15 AM
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