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Diana Hassel, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DACVECC

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC) Emergency Medicine, 2007
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 1998


  • Residency in Equine Medicine, University of California, Davis, 1997
  • Internship in Equine Medicine, Washington State University, 1994
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California-Davis, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California-Davis, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, University of California-Davis, 1989

Professional Activities

  • Faculty member, Equine Emergency Surgery and Critical Care, Colorado State University, 2003-2007
  • Professor, Colorado State University, 2007-current

Professional Interests

  • Colic, endotoxemia, and the gastrointestinal microbiome and metabolome.


  • Spending time with her spouse and daughter.
  • Competing in triathalons - having 14 podium finishes at the Ironman Hawaii World Championships

What I like most about VIN

  • The inclusiveness with the entire veterinary community, their dedication to educating our future veterinarians, and their willing partnerships with other organizations such as VECCS.