Dr. Andrew Linklater is a Critical Care specialist (criticalist) at Veterinary Specialists of the Rockies. He grew up in Canada and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Before moving on to residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, he completed a rotating internship in Los Angeles. He became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 2009.
Dr. Linklater worked at and was part owner of Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in Wisconsin prior to its acquisition by BluePearl. During his 20-year tenure in Wisconsin, he served as Medical Director, Emergency Service head, Director of a certified Veterinary Trauma Center, and Director of an Internship and Residency Program, where he mentored more than 100 individuals. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and textbook chapter publications, was the senior editor of two veterinary emergency textbooks, and has provided hundreds of lecture and lab instruction hours at numerous national and international conferences. In his hospitals, he instituted IPASS rounding, lead the Patient Safety Initiative, developed and instituted COVID, ER Service Pause, Antibiotic Stewardship, Critical anesthesia, Blood Banking, and Sustainability guidelines. Andrew Linklater was a top-awarded veterinarian of the Veterinary Involvement Program at his previous hospital for three years.
His professional interests include trauma, surgical emergencies, coagulopathies, respiratory intervention, and transfusion medicine. He is also a certified RECOVER instructor. On a personal note, he has run several marathons and half marathons, enjoys curling, outdoor activities such as hiking, and camping, traveling, and spending quality time with his wife and their pets. He is excited to participate in all the outdoor adventure that Colorado has to offer.