Class of 2026 Spring Book List


Class of 2022

VM711 - Foundations of Veterinary Medicine IV 

 See Required Equipment/Supplies List 

    VM733 - Principles of Surgery 


    There are no required textbooks for VM 733 due to its broad nature and scope. However, for some lectures, specific reading assignments have been made, and in others suggested reading assignments have been offered. Listed below are surgery textbooks that are excellent resources for this course. The books that are bolded are available on-line through CSU libraries.

    Small animal: 

      1. Fossum TW. Small Animal Surgery, 4th or 5th edition, Elsevier, 2012 and 2018
  1. Tobias KM and Johnston SA. Veterinary Surgery, Small Animal. Elsevier, 2012
    1. Johnston SA and Tobias KM. Veterinary Surgery, Small Animal. 2nd edition, Elsevier, 2018
    2. Piermattei DL, Flo GL, and DeCamp C. Brinker, Piermattei, and Flo’s Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics & Fracture Treatment, 4th edition, Elsevier, 2006. 

    Large animal: 

  2. Auer JA. Equine Surgery, 4th edition, WB Saunders, 2011
    1. White and Moore. Current Techniques in Equine Surgery and Lameness, 2nd edition, WB Saunders, 1998
    2. Hendrickson, D. Wound Care for the Equine Practitioner, Teton New Media, 2005
    3. McIlwraith, CW. Diagnostic and Surgical Arthroscopy in the Horse, 3rd edition, Elsevier, 2006.
    4. Nixon, AJ. Equine Fracture Repair, WB Saunders, 1996

    VM737 - Principles of Anesthesia 


  3.  Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia: The Fifth Edition of Lumb and Jones, 2015, Blackwell. ISBN-13: 9781118526231

  4. VM742 - Biology of Disease III No new material. Same book is recommended from VM 640 and 741

    McGavin's Pathologic Basis of Veterinary Disease, by Zachary. 6th edition. Elsevier publishing, 2016. ISBN: 9780323357753


    VM744 - Theriogenology: None 

    VM745 - Clinical Sciences I 


    1. Large Animal Internal MedicineSmith, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323088398
    2. Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, Nelson RW, Couto CG, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323086820


    VM747 - Clinical Sciences II 


    1. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Ettinger SJ. 8th edition. Saunders. ISBN: 9780323312110 (this book is also on the 3rd year book list and has an excellent cardiology section)
    2. King L. (ed) Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats, 2003 Saunders, ISBN-13: 978-0721687063 
    3. Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials by John B. West; Ninth Edition (September 21, 2011); Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 
    4. Large Animal Internal Medicine, Smith, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323088398


    VM612 - Healer's Art 


      1. Rachel Naomi Remen: Kitchen Table Wisdom 
  5. Rachel Naomi Remen: My Grandfather's Blessings 

  6. VM716 - Principles of Shelter Veterinary Medicine

    1. Shelter Medicine for Veterinarians and Staff, L. Miller and S. Zawistowski (ed.), 2nd edition, Blackwell Publishing, 2013. ISBN: 9780813819938
    2. Infectious Disease Management of Shelter Animals. K. Hurley and L. Miller (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009. ISBN: 9780813813790

    There are many excellent REFERENCE books that you may find useful. To choose textbooks, you may want to consider your level of interest in the subject, the organization and presentation style of the authors, and the experiences of other students. The following textbooks are recommended by your instructors. 

    Small Animal Reference: 

  7. Piermattei et al: Handbook of Small Animal Orthopedics & Fracture Repair, 5th Ed., 2015, Saunders/Elsevier. ISBN 9781437723649
  8. Ettinger and Feldman: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th Ed., Elsevier, 2005. ISBN 0721601170 
  9. Feldman: Small Animal Endocrinology and Theriogenology, 3rd Ed., 2004, Elsevier. ISBN 0721693156 
  10. King L. (ed) Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats, 2003 Saunders, ISBN-13: 978-0721687063
  11. Small Animal Internal Medicine, 5th edition, Nelson RW, Couto CG, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323086820 
    1. Electrocardiography of the Dog and Cat, 2nd Edition. Santilli R et al. Edra S.p.A ISBN: 978-8821447846

    Equine Reference: 

  12. J. A. Auer: Equine Surgery, 3rd Ed., 2006, Elsevier. ISBN 1416001239 
  13. S. Reed, W. Bayley and D. Sellon: Equine Internal Medicine, 2nd Ed., Saunders/Elsevier, 2004. 
  14. ISBN 0721697771 

  15. Nathan Slovis: Atlas of Equine Endoscopy, Mosby/Elsevier, 2004. ISBN 032318483 
  16. Large Animal Internal Medicine, Smith, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323088398
  17. N.E. Robinson: Current Therapy in Equine Medicine, 5th Ed., 2003. ISBN 072169540X, 6th 
  18. Ed. 2008, ISBN: 1416054758) 

  19. D. Sellon and M. Long: Equine Infectious Diseases, Saunders/Elsevier, 2006, Elsevier. ISBN 
  20. 1416024069 

  21. R. S. Youngquist: Current Therapy In Large Animal Theriogenology, 2nd Ed., 2006. Elsevier. 
  22. ISBN 0721693237 

    Food Animal Reference: 

  23. Large Animal Internal Medicine, Smith, 5th edition, Elsevier Publishing. ISBN: 9780323088398
  24. R. S. Youngquist: Current Therapy In Large Animal Theriogenology, 2nd Ed., 2006, Elsevier. ISBN 0721693237 

  25. Required Equipment/Supplies 

  26. Blue Clinic Smock 
  27. Stethoscope 
  28. Scrubs (top and pants) 
  29. Name badge 
  30. # 3 short scalpel handle- preferably with a cm scale on one side. 
  31. Metzenbaum scissors- plain, no carbide edge approx 18 cm long 
  32. Brown-Adson thumb forceps 
  33. Two curved mosquito hemostats 
  34. Scissors for cutting suture- these can be just regular Mayo scissors 6.75 inches 
  35. Mayo Hegar needle holders – about 16 cm- plain, no carbide needed 
  36. Coveralls and Boots (see description below) 

  37. Strongly Recommended Equipment/Supplies 

  38. Scalpel handle 
  39. Kelly hemostat 

  40. Required clothing for DVM clinical instruction in the Livestock Section (food animal section) of the VTH: 

    The following clothing requirements are intended to limit the potential for spread of infectious agents among large animal patients in the VTH. These requirements are also intended to protect the veterinary student from contaminating his or her clothing with infectious agents. These requirements are identical to those required for clinical rotations in the third and fourth years of the DVM curriculum. 

    1. Sleeved coveralls. Sleeved coveralls limit contact of potentially infectious biologic material with underlying street clothes. Coveralls with torn sleeves or holes will not be considered of acceptable professional appearance. A source for durable coveralls is Pella Veterinary Apparel. A suggested style is the Short-Sleeve Coveralls available at VetText. Other, similar brands and styles are acceptable; consider VetText one potential source. Coveralls are typically ordered according to chest size and come in short, regular, and tall leg lengths. It is recommended that you order a chest size that allows you to wear warm clothing underneath; the use of men’s sizing is recommended for this purpose as well. Bib coveralls (with suspender straps) are not 
    2. buckles are not allowed, as these tend to trap manure and are far more difficult to thoroughly disinfect than the recommended 1- or 2- button or snap design. allowed for student use in the Livestock Section of the VTH as these enable contamination of underlying clothing. 
    3. Rubber overboots. The overboots accepted for wear in the Livestock Section of the VTH are those that can be pulled on and off over street shoes or boots. Examples include Tingley’s boots or PVC Overboots. Both of these should be the 10”-12” height and have one or two snaps or buttons as fasteners. The low-profile tread on these overboots results in less tracking of manure and 

    therefore reduces the risk of transfer of infectious agents among patients in the clinic. These overboots can be purchased at or ordered online at VetText and are also available for purchase at other local farm and ranch supply stores. You may wish to purchase a size of overboot that allows you to wear warm footwear underneath during the winter months. “Wellington”-type over-the-calf boots are not allowed in the Livestock Section of the VTH because their deep tread facilitates tracking of manure and because shoes cannot be worn underneath these types of boots.