Dr. Scansen attended veterinary school at Michigan State University and graduated with summa cum laude DVM and MS degrees. He went on to complete an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at The Ohio State University and stayed for a residency in Cardiology. He then completed a fellowship in Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania and the Animal Medical Center (New York, New York). He served as an Assistant Professor on the faculty of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine from 2008 to 2015 and has been an Associate Professor of Cardiology and service head of the Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery Section at Colorado State University since November 2015. His research interests include congenital heart disease in animals, advanced cardiac imaging, and minimally invasive therapeutics.