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Specialty: Reproduction and Genetics

Joni Freshman
Robert Hutchison
Kit Kampschmidt
Susan Little
Milan Hess
Becky Lundgren

Joni Freshman

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Small Animal Internal Medicine, 1990

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Colorado State University (CSU) Certified Veterinary Acupuncture, 2003


  • Master of Science (MS), Colorado State University, 1988
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Colorado State University, 1988
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, Auburn University, 1985
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Colorado State University, 1984
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Colorado State University, 1980

Current Professional Activities

  • Owner, Canine Consultations-writing, speaking, phone consultations, corporate consulting, expert witness work, in the areas of canine and feline reproduction, genetics and pediatrics.
  • Owner, AcuPets, a mobile veterinary acupuncture/therapeutic laser/spinal adjustment practice serving the Pikes Peak Region.
  • AKC conformation judge, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Sheepdogs, Belgian Malinois
Past Professional Activities
  • Internship, Auburn University (1984-1985)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, Colorado State (1985-1988)
  • Private practices (CA, TX, CO) director of reproduction services and semen freezing centers in TX and CO
Marital Status
  • Married to the wonderful David W. Morris, software engineer extraordinaire since 1999
Furred and Feathered Children
  • "Caper" U-AG1 UKC CH AKC GCH PACH Zephyre Chutes and Ladders CD RE HSAs MX MXJ MXP4 MXPB MJP4 MJPB PAX OF OFP T2BP CA NW1 CGC TT (Belgian Tervuren)
  • "Sage" GCH CH Zephyre Wizard of Odds HSAs JHD NW2 TT (Belgian Tervuren)
  • "Callie" Zephyre Treasure Hunt TT (miracle Belgian Tervuren I got back to save her leg from complete brachial plexus avulsion)
  • “Sparkle” CH Vivant et Lisse Sparkle Up to Zephyre (new Belgian Tervuren puppy sired by Sage)
  • “Peach” Zephyre Mon Ami Love in A Puff ( Belgian Tervuren-two 5 pt majors from puppy class)
  • “Tigger” Zephyre Mon Ami Tiger’s Eye ( 1 yr old Belgian Tervuren returned to me, retrained, and looking for her perfect forever working home)
  • "SkyCat" Siamese cat
  • “Sanook” Thai cat
  • "Thunder" African Grey Parrot, a rescue in 1984 (yes, he talks, about 900 words)
  • Dog sports: conformation, herding, agility, obedience, rally, Therapy dog work, nosework
  • Active in American Belgian Tervuren Club (veterinary columnist, breeder referral AND judging the 2015 National Specialty!)
  • Hiking, with dogs of course.
  • Reading, especially science fiction (am currently also writing a science fiction novel)
  • Gardening
  • Future beekeeper!
Favorite Quote
  • "Each morning I seize the day, but by noon it has escaped."
What I like Most About VIN
  • The ability to communicate with colleagues across the world and the immediate access to so much information.
Joni Freshman

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