Born in Germany, Dr. Curtis Probst and his family moved to Georgia when he was nine years old. He became interested in veterinary medicine while working on a cattle ranch in rural Georgia. He attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine in Athens. Dr. Probst developed a love for surgery during veterinary school, and after receiving his DVM degree, he completed a rotating small animal internship at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. During the internship he met Dr. Steve Withrow who encouraged him to pursue a residency in small animal surgery. He completed his surgery residency at the University of Florida and then joined the orthopedic faculty at Michigan State University, where he became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons.
As a tenured professor at MSU, Dr. Probst delivered numerous lectures at national and international conferences, and authored many publications and textbook chapters. He served as chairperson of the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences for 14 years, and served as president of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society and the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. He was selected as a fellow for a year-long CIC (Big 10 Universities) Academic Leadership Program and received the MSU Presidential Award for Outstanding Community Service.
After teaching orthopedic surgery at MSU for 25 years, Dr. Probst decided to pursue a second residency in neurology/neurosurgery in order to rebuild the neurology program at MSU. His five-year, non-traditional neurology residency was a collaborative effort among the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee and Michigan State University, and Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, a private specialty practice in Maitland, Florida. Following completion of his neurology residency, Dr. Probst became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Neurology subspecialty), earning the ACVIM Neurosurgery Certificate.
After completing his goal of rebuilding neurology at MSU, Dr. Probst decided it was time to follow his long-time dream of living in Colorado. So he retired from MSU and is happy to be a member of the AESC team. He enjoys all aspects of neurology and neurosurgery, as well as orthopedics. In his free time, Dr. Probst enjoys working out and all things Colorado…hiking, climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, road biking, alpine skiing and golf. He is especially excited to be spending more time with his daughter, her husband and granddaughters who also live in Parker. Dr. Probst and his wife, Maralyn, also have a son, a professional actor and currently a PhD student in education at the University of Wisconsin. His son and daughter-in-law have twin boys, bringing the Probst grandchildren total to four!
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