OUR HISTORY

1943
Dr. Irvin Jorgensen graduated from the royal Veterinary College in Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Established a small veterinary practice in Denmark and later practiced in Canada
1950
Dr. Irvin Jorgensen moved to the United States and finished his veterinary career in Minnesota

1965
Dr. Irvin Jorgensen founded Jorgensen Laboratories.
- The company began in the basement of Dr. Jorgensen’s home
- Was mostly a large animal instrument company
- He was aware of certain instruments not yet available in the US after practicing in Europe and Canada
- He began importing them from Denmark and West Germany

1974
Earl Sethre starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories.
- Besides Dr. Jorgensen and Earl, the company employed a secretary and two people in shipping department.

1978
Dr. Hans Jorgensen starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories.
- Hans graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary College
- He gained large animal experience practicing at a clinic in Minnesota and later worked in a small animal practice in Denver

Dr. Irvin

1986
Dr. Norm Jorgensen starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories

- Norm graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary School
- He gained large animal experience practicing at a clinic and calling on some large dairies in California before moving back to Colorado and working in a small animal and equine practice in Denver

1990’s and 2000’s
The company evolved from a mostly large animal instrument company to a mostly small animal instrument and equipment company.

2002
Erik Sethre starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories.

2005
Christian Jorgensen starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories.

2016
Neil Jorgensen starts career at Jorgensen Laboratories.

2020
Earl Sethre and Erik Sethre retired from the company.

2022
Norm Jorgensen serves as the President and CEO.
Christian Jorgensen pursues opportunities outside of Jorgensen Laboratories.

Estrella

1970 - 1974

Milner

1974 -1978

W 15th

1978 - 1990

Van Buren

1990 - 2018

day1

2018 - Present