About the Fightin’ Prairie Dogs

Rocky Vista University (RVU) is a health sciences university located in Parker, Colorado (with a second location opening in Southern Utah in 2017!). Currently, we have one program—the College of Osteopathic Medicine—but expect to launch more graduate-level programs in the near future.

The name of our blog was chosen by our students to showcase our mascot, the Fighting Prairie Dog (showing the world that it’s okay to have a sense of humor while in medical school). Prairie dogs are known for being highly social creatures that live in large groups; they cooperate to share food and protect their fellow burrows. In this sense, we feel that the prairie dog is an accurate representation of our university, where the students, faculty, and staff work to help each other succeed, which in turn benefits the entire school and the surrounding community.

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