- DVM - Colorado State University
Dr. Charley Abernathy has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Emphasis from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a veterinary degree from Colorado State University. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Abernathy assisted in research on neonatal cardiac disease, vascular strength models, and high altitude pulmonary edema and fibrosis. During veterinary school, Dr. Abernathy worked in the university food animal barn, university small animal surgery clinic, and private emergency clinics where she acquired an affinity for cattle, shelter animals, teaching, and emergency and critical care. She has provided surgical and medical care to animals in Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, New Zealand, and shelters across the US. Hard working breeds have a special place in her heart. She enjoys myriad outdoor sports, exploring land and sea, singing, and laughing.