Class of 2028 Fall Book List

FALL 2024 – Class of 2028
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.


Note: As of 2024, VetText will no longer be selling textbooks directly. The booklist below will be updated with new links for textbooks by mid-July. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


VM603 – Veterinary Science: Research and Methods 

No text needed


VM606 – Veterinary Immunology

      • Janeway's Immunobiology, 10th Edition by Kenneth M. Murphy, Casey Weaver, Leslie J. Berg. ISBN 978-0393884906
      • Callahan & Yates, Basic Veterinary Immunology, 2014. University Press of Colorado. ISBN 9781607322184


      VM610 – Foundations of Veterinary Medicine I


      VM616 – Functional Anatomy

      • REQUIRED 
        • Dyce, Sack, and Wensing, Textbook of Veterinary Anatomy. 5th edition. 2017. Elsevier. ISBN 9780323442640 


      VM618 – Physiology & Histology

      • REQUIRED 
        • Guyton & Hall, Textbook of Medical Physiology. 13th edition. 2015. Elsevier. ISBN 9781455770052
      • RECOMMENDED- for histology portion of the course 
        • Bacha & Bacha, Color Atlas of Veterinary Histology, 3rd edition. Wiley Blackwell. ISBN 978-0-4709-5851-3.
        • Gartner and Hiatt, Color Atlas and Text of Histology, 7thedition, 2017 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. ISBN-13: 978-1496346735
        • Dellmann, 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.



      • 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. 
      • 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
        • Do not purchase the dissection kit from the CSU bookstore, it does not have the correct supplies needed. 
      • 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.”