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Veterinary School: Colorado State University Veterinary Internship Training: Oregon State University
Dr. Mary Ellen Finley came to veterinary medicine after years of teaching rafting and climbing with Outward Bound in Colorado and Utah, as well as working as an EMT in human medicine.
She completed an Master of Science degree with honors in Neuroanatomy and Physiology at Colorado State University (CSU). She stayed at CSU for veterinary school and graduated magna cum laude.
Dr. Finley completed her rotating internship at Oregon State University and a radiology fellowship at Washington State University. In addition to her work in the ER, she enjoys teaching and mentoring other veterinarians and technicians in emergency, critical care, and trauma care. She also has a special interest in pain management.
In her free time, Dr. Finley loves to get outdoors. She hikes and skis, and enjoys whitewater rafting, diving, and sea kayaking. She and her husband Jim have two flat coated retriever mixes, Ben and Jack.