Background and Education:
Veterinary School: Colorado State University
Residency Training: Colorado State University
Certification: Diplomate ACVS (2002)
Dr. Andy Staatz is a graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in biology, but also studied geology. Dr. Staatz spent the year and a half after graduation traveling the western U.S. and Japan while working for a geophysical consultancy and then attended Colorado State University where he received his DVM (1983). Dr. Staatz then entered private practice for approximately 13 years at general/family veterinary clinics in Seattle, Santa Monica and Los Altos, CA. He then returned to Colorado State University and completed a residency in small animal surgery. Dr. Staatz joined SAGE in 2001, and became a board-certified surgeon in 2002.
Dr. Staatz particularly enjoys the challenges of orthopedics and is fascinated by bones: “Seeing them, touching them, and healing them.” When not practicing, Andy enjoys his own collection of animals, which includes a border collie, two cats, and six chickens. He was drawn to veterinary medicine by his love of animals, and the ability to blend one’s knowledge of animals and science all day, every day.