Class of 2027 Fall Book List

FALL 2023 – Class of 2027
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 emailing: or by calling 970-491-5553.
  • VM603 – Veterinary Science: Research and Methods – No text needed





  • VM618 – Physiology
    • RECOMMENDED- for histology portion of the course
      • Bacha & Bacha’s Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology, 3rd edition. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-4709-5851-3.
        • OR 
      • Gartner and Hiatt’s Color Atlas and Text of Histology, 7thedition, 2017 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1496346735
        • OR
      • Dellmann’s Textbook of Veterinary Histology. 6th 2007. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 9780781741484


  • Professor’s Note: Bacha & Bacha and Dellman’s are veterinary specific; Gartner & Hiatt is human specific. Any single histology atlas or text is helpful for self-study. These sources are only recommended, not required. Atlases are a source of histological images whereas texts provide detailed subject descriptions and schematics.


  • **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
      • Please note that during the 2023-2024 school year we will be transitioning to a new smock style and discontinuing the old style. The new style options are: 
    • 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
    • Stethoscope 
      • 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 DVM program. Stethoscopes are available online and at VetText
      • *Tips for choosing a stethoscope:
        • Any good quality (cardiology) Littman or Tycos stethoscope, two examples below:
        • 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.”