Colorado State’s Argus Institute Hosts Fundraiser Featuring Celebrity Colorado Veterinarian, Comedian, Television Star

Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, a Colorado veterinarian, comedian and television star, will perform a comedy routine at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in the Lory Student Center Theatre at Colorado State University. The event will benefit the Argus Institute, a branch of Colorado State’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital dedicated to helping people grieve for sick and lost pets as well as prepare future veterinarians to successfully meet the emotional needs of their clients.  

The event is sponsored by the Argus Institute and Students for Human Animal Relationships Education, a Colorado State student group.

"We are all looking forward to Dr. Fitzgerald’s performance," said Tammy Mimms, communications coordinator for the Argus Institute. "Not only is he a talented veterinarian, but a genuinely funny comedian. More importantly, we’re excited for this opportunity to continue to enhance the services that Argus provides to people from around the nation who believe their pets are part of the family."

Fitzgerald regularly performs at the Comedy Works Club in Denver and travels throughout the country to deliver laughs. He also can be seen on television as the star of Animal Planet’s Emergency Vets.

The Argus Institute began 20 years ago when Colorado State veterinarians realized that there was minimal support for people dealing with the sickness or death of pets. They focus on educating their veterinary teams in how to handle the needs of their clients. The Argus Institute counsels between 1,000 and 1,500 people a year. They receive a small budget from the university but are funded mainly by private donations. The Argus Institute is recognized across the nation as being one of the first organizations to teach veterinarians to meet the emotional needs of pet owners during an animal’s illness or death.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the Lory Student Center box office or by contacting the Argus Institute at 970-297-4143.