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Dr. Robin Downing

Dr. Robin Downing

Dr. Robin Downing is Hospital Director of The Downing Center for Animal Pain Management, LLC, the first comprehensive pain prevention and management practice for pets in Northern Colorado.

She was the 1995 Colorado VMA’s Up and Coming Veterinarian of the Year, the 1996 Association for Women Veterinarians’ Outstanding Woman Veterinarian of the Year, and in 1999 she received a regional Entrepreneurial Excellence Award® from Working Woman® Magazine. In 2000 she was named the Hill’s Animal Welfare and Humane Ethics Award winner, and 2001 the World Small Animal Association presented Dr. Downing the Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare Award (Small Animal Veterinarian of the Year). Dr. Downing was named the Woman of Influence in Healthcare by the Northern Colorado Business Report in 2009. She was also named the Veterinary Contributor of the Year by ImproMed Inc. in 2008 and 2009.

Dr. Downing is a founder of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner, a certified veterinary acupuncturist, a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (University of Tennessee), a certified Tui Na practitioner (Chi Institute), is certified in canine medical massage (CSU), and is certified in animal chiropractic (IVCA). She is one of a handful of veterinarians to hold the Diplomate credential in the American Academy of Pain Management, the US’s largest interdisciplinary human pain management organization. In 2009 Dr. Downing became the first veterinarian to earn the designation Certified Pain Educator from the American Society of Pain Educators, a second human pain management credential.

As an affiliate faculty at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Downing mentors veterinary students, veterinary technician students, and veterinary technician assistant students from various college and graduate programs.  Veterinarians and veterinary technicians from around the US, from Canada, and from other continents have traveled to Windsor, Colorado to experience hands-on learning.  Dr. Downing’s teaching takes her to veterinary conferences around the world where she enjoys exchanging knowledge with colleagues toward the common goal of raising the standards of care for pets world-wide.

When not practicing and teaching, Dr. Downing enjoys time with her life-partner and an assortment of dogs and cats of all sizes, shapes, and ages.  She enjoys hiking, reading, writing, and making music as an old-time fiddler.

Dr. Downing has been sharing her passion for facilitating, enhancing, lengthening, and strengthening the Family-Pet-Veterinary Bond with audiences around the world since 1996.

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