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FALL 2016 – Class of 2020

Please Note: DVM lecture notes will be available at printing services by the first week of August, September, October and November. Orders can be made by e-mailing: ccs_packets@mail.colostate.edu or by calling 970-491-5553.

VM603 – Veterinary Science: Research and Methods None

VM606 – Veterinary Immunology

Parham’s The Immune System, 4th edition, 2014, Garland Science
**E-Book version available for ordering via Taylor and Francis Group website

VM610 – Foundations of Veterinary Medicine I


See **Required Equipment & Supplies List


See **Recommended Equipment & Supplies List

Yin’s Low Stress Handling, Restraint & Behavior Modification of Dogs & Cats. 1st edition. Cattledog Publishing. 2009. ISBN: 9780964151840.

VM616 – Functional Anatomy


Dyce’s Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. 4th edition. 2009. Elsevier. ISBN 9781416066071

Whalen’s Virtual Canine Anatomy USB Drive 4.0. Available for purchase from VetText.

Drive contains: VCA4 (with dissection videos), Virtual Equine Anatomy, and Neurological Exam Programs


Evans & DeLahunta’s Guide to Dissection of the Dog. 7th edition. 2009. Elsevier. ISBN 9781437702460

Gheorghe Constantinescu’s Clinical Dissection Guide for Large Animals. 2nd edition. 2011 Lulu Publishing. ISBN 9781105072840

Professor’s Note: “For students with large animal orientation.”

Miller’s Anatomy of the Dog, 4th edition. Elsevier. ISBN 9781437708127

Professor’s Note: “For individuals planning a career in small animal medicine and surgery.”

General Medical Dictionary:

Professor’s Note: “No particular title is clearly superior to others, but I like my copy of Stedman’s Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing. Students may opt for an electronic version of a dictionary.”

VM618 – Physiology


Guyton & Hall’s Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th edition. 2015. Elsevier. ISBN 9781416045748

Dellmann’s Textbook of Veterinary Histology. 6th edition. 2007. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9780781741484

Professor’s Note: “If you have not had histology, you need a textbook. If you have had histology before, you are welcome to use your old textbook. Dellman’s is a veterinary specific text that is similar to human the human text but contains additional content on species differences.”


Bacha & Bacha’s Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology, 3rd edition. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-4709-5851-3.


Gartner and Hiatt’s Color Atlas and Text of Histology, 6th edition, 2013 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1451113433


DiFiore’s Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations. 12th edition. 2012. Lippincott,

Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9781451113419

Professor’s Note: “Bacha & Bacha is a veterinary text and has photos of vet specimens; Gartner/Hiatt and DiFiore are human medical texts. Gartner/Hiatt uses photos/diagrams while DiFiore uses idealized drawings. These are recommended atlases for extra study reference; however, any histology atlases you currently own are fine.

VM625 – Principles of Diagnostic Imaging


Kraft’s Veterinary Radiology CD 5.1. Available for purchase at VetText.

Thrall’s Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology, 6th edition. Elsevier. ISBN 9781455703647.

**Required Equipment/Supplies

Lab Smock – your smock will be supplied by the Dean’s Office and coordinated by VetText.

Please look for an email about ordering during the summer.

Blue Embroidered Clinic Smock

This smock will be required for activities during Foundations, and for any activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. These smocks may be purchased at VetText.

Examination Gloves

Gloves will be required during anatomy dissection lab. Gloves may be purchased at VetText or any medical supply store.

Dissection Kit containing: blunt-sharp Mayo scissors (6 .”), tissue forceps (2-3), rat-toothed thumb forceps (2x3), scalpel handle (#3), scalpel blades (#10), blunt dissection probe, Iris scissors, Kelly hemostats (5 .”)

This kit may be purchased at VetText.


A stethoscope will be needed for activities during Foundations as well as any activities in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. However, we understand that this is a large purchase and we would like you to research your options before purchasing by asking faculty and other students in the PVM program. Stethoscopes are available online and at VetText

  • Tips for choosing a stethoscope:

    • Any good quality (cardiology) Littman or Tycos stethoscope, two examples below:

      • Littman Master Cardiology

      • Littman Cardiology IV

    • Regardless of manufacturer:

      • Tubing length 22” (longer tubing attenuates the sounds)

      • Must have both diaphragm and bell (or tunable chest piece to provide equivalent)

      • Dual tubing contained within a single tube

    • Avoid:

      • triple headed chest piece

      • electronic enhancement

Professor’s Note: “We need students to bring a stethoscope for the PE skills labs in Foundations, but it is ok to borrow one for those sessions.”