Colin grew up on a mixed farm in Langdon, Alberta.  From a young age he had a strong desire to become a veterinarian.  He was involved in 4H during his younger years.  Colin went to the U of A and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, majoring in animal science and minoring in plant science.  Colin then attended the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2000.  He then moved to Kamloops and began working for Kamloops Large Animal Veterinary Clinic soon becoming a partner in 2002.  Dr. Mikkelsen has a special interest in equine performance horses, lameness, dentistry, surgery and bovine production.  In his spare time Colin enjoys being active with his two children, team roping, skiing and snow-biking.