VIN Consultants and Editors

Focus: New and Not So New Grads

Associate Editor

Miranda Spindel

Miranda Spindel


  • Residency in Shelter Medicine, 2008
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado, 2000
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 1999
  • Master of Science, Colorado State University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, 1995

Current Professional Activities

  • Student Team Lead and Shelter Medicine Consultant, Veterinary Information Network
  • Shelter Standards Task Force
  • Association of Shelter Veterinarians
  • Street Dog Coalition

Past Professional Activities

  • Senior Director Shelter Medicine, ASPCA
  • Director of Veterinary Services, Larimer Humane Society
  • Emergency Clinician, Associate Veterinarian
  • Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University Dept. of Clinical Sciences
  • Past President and Board Member, Association of Shelter Veterinarians
  • Shelter Medicine Residency Task Force, Colorado Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps


  • Daughter adopted from Kyrgyzstan in 2015


  • Luna and Batman - horses
  • Zoey and Cindy – rescued donkeys
  • Stoic - draft mule
  • Moxie, Raiven and Pippi - resident canines
  • Clancy and Ernest - resident felines
  • Brahma chicken flock


  • Outdoor sports
  • Dressage
  • Learning to fiddle

Favorite Quote

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt

What I Like Most About VIN

Learning from and supporting each other and the ease and speed with which information can be shared.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

Join the proud team of VIN Consultants and Associate Editors!
Call Paul D. Pion, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology) at 530-757-6881 or email .