Clarence Sitzman, DVM

   Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College

Dr. Clarence Sitzman is a 1975 graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he also completed his internship.  In 1976, he opened a general large and small practice in Fort Collins that was a bit of  “All Creatures Great and Small.”  In the 1990s, Clarence developed an interest in dentistry and gradually phased out the large animal part of his practice while pursuing extra studies in dentistry.  He completed the Alternative Pathways Program through the American Veterinary Dental College, and was granted Diplomate status in 2007.

Since 1995, he has been involved with the American Veterinary Dental Society, serving as President of the Society from 2003-2005.  To spread the word on the importance of dental health in animals, he created the Foundation For Veterinary Dentistry in 2002, and served as Chairman for its first four years, becoming a lifetime honorary trustee in 2011. He is currently on the Board of Directors of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, which provides dental care to animals in wildlife sanctuaries around the world, and was the 2012 recipient of the Peter Emily Foundation award for contributions to the Foundation’s work.

Passing along his vast knowledge and expertise to others in the field is a big part of Dr. Sitzman’s personal mission.  He is DORA approved for In-Clinic Education seminars in Dental Radiography and frequently lectures and teaches labs at veterinary conferences.

Dr. Sitzman has been married to his lovely bride Phylis for 38 years, and has three children: Ryan, Diana and Paul, and a daughter-in-law Angela.  His first grandchild Will arrived in March 2014.  In his free time, Dr. Sitzman enjoys going to the movies, is involved in numerous church activities, is an amateur musician and an accomplished woodturner.