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Dr. Marta Dean is a native of Delaware. She moved to Colorado to attend CSU and graduated with a bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) in Zoology. She attended CSU Veterinary School and graduated in 1990. During her school years, Marta completed preceptorships at the Denver Zoo and an exotic/small animal practice in Oregon, as well as assisting research in wildlife and zoonotic diseases. After experience at a variety of practices in mixed, large animal, exotic and small animal work in Nebraska and Pennsylvania, she returned to Colorado with her husband, Andrew to start Laporte Animal Clinic. Their goal was to establish a mixed animal practice with a strong emphasis on client education, personal one-on-one attention for patients and clients, and thorough, quality medical care for a wide variety of species.
Dr. Dean is interested in all aspects of small animal and exotic medicine. She enjoys the challenges of pursuing internal medicine, diagnostics and surgery for dogs, cats, rabbits, rodents, reptiles, birds and other unique pets. She believes strongly in developing close relationships with her patients and “their people”. Much of her time is spent in client education regarding the proper care of pets, especially in the case of exotic animals where many medical problems can be prevented by proper nutrition and husbandry. She believes in life long education for herself as well as her clients, and enjoys attending continuing education classes on new techniques and ideas in medical treatment for dogs, cats, and all species in her care. As a result, Laporte Animal Clinic provides up to date and innovative approaches in areas such as pain management, treatment of metabolic diseases and other aspects of medicine and surgery.
Some of Dr. Marta Dean’s favorite non-veterinary past-times include music (playing the hammered dulcimer, guitar and choir participation), painting, reading, horseback riding, and spending time in beautiful northern Colorado with her husband and daughters (and their many cats, dogs, rabbits, chickens, horses and other pets.)
Dr. Andrew Dean has worked with horses most of his life and grew up in the Fort Collins and Laporte area, helping with his family’s cattle and ranching operations. He is a farrier, a trainer and a veterinarian. After working with a variety of practices in Nebraska and Colorado and establishing his own practice in Pennsylvania, he returned with his wife, Marta to start Laporte Animal Clinic. He has special interests in diagnosing and treating foot problems (including therapeutic shoeing) and performance dentistry. He has completed many hours of continuing education in theses areas and is equipped with many types of specialized equipment to treat wave mouth, abnormal teeth and other difficult dental problems.
Dr. Dean is an experience farrier and is competent in shoe making and hot shoeing. He enjoys the challenge of combining his veterinary and farrier skills in such areas as treating laminitis and designing therapeutic shoes for chronic lameness problems.
Dr. Andrew Dean places great emphasis on owner education and communication. During his farm calls, he enjoys discussing handling, grooming, tack fitting and training tips with owners.
In his spare time, Dr. Dean enjoys riding and training his own horses, writing and lecturing at national youth horse conferences and veterinary/farrier conventions. He participates in the Larimer Chorale and church choir, and also enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.