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FALL 2018 – Class of 2022

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

The Immune System, 4th Edition by Peter Parham, 2015. Garland Science. ISBN 9780815344667

Callahan & Yates’ Basic Veterinary Immunology. 2014. University Press of Colorado. ISBN 9781607322184

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, Sack, and Wensing’s Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. 5th edition. 2017. Elsevier. ISBN 9780323442640

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
***The VCA is also available through Canvas***

VM618 – Physiology


Guyton & Hall’s Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th edition. 2015. Elsevier. ISBN 9781455770052


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


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

  Professor’s Note: “Bacha & Bacha and Dellman’s are veterinary atlases/texts; Gartner/Hiatt is a human medical text with images. Any histology atlases/texts that you currently own would work Atlases/texts are helpful for those new to histology.

VM625 – Principles of Diagnostic Imaging


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


*optional, may be purchased from VetText if desired

Kraft’s Veterinary Radiology CD 5.1. 

**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.”