A native of western Colorado, he went to Mesa State College, earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. He then attended Colorado State University, earning his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
After graduating, Dr. Franklin worked in the Denver area for 2 years at an extremely busy veterinary hospital where he gained extensive experience in small animal medicine, surgery and emergency care. Later, he practiced a year at a small animal hospital in Fort Collins, CO that was a member of the of the American Animal Hospital Association.
Chris then moved to Utah after being offered a position at a very busy veterinary hospital in the Salt Lake City area. He was brought there to help transition the hospital to a more progressive and more full service small animal veterinary care facility.
Involved in all aspects of veterinary practice, he performed a majority of the the major surgeries. He became certified to perform Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomies (T.P.L.O.), an advanced surgery used for the correction of “ACL” injuries. He greatly enjoyed working with the police “K-9” units in the Salt Lake Valley. After practicing in Utah for 8 wonderful years, he decided it was time to return home to Colorado.
Professional Interests: Surgery (esp. orthopedics), small animal medicine, trauma and emergent care.
Personal Interests: Family, anything outdoors….camping, fishing, hunting, shooting, etc…