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Distance Learning - Textbook List

ANSC 10100 - Animal Agriculture

This course is not offered by the VTDL but is offered through Purdue's Distance Learning. To view course and textbook information please click here.

BMS 11500 – Anatomy I – Distance Learning: Spring and Fall

  • Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicains 2nd Ed. Colville & Bassert Required 9780323046855 
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians Colville & Bassert Required 9780323046848 
  • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary or equivalent. Note: This book can be accessed by students for free in digital form through Purdue University Libraries. Saunders Required 0702027898
  • Anatomy of Domestic Animals: Systemic & Regional Approach, 11th ed. Pasquini, Spurgeon,
    Pasquini
    Recommended 0962311421

BMS 11600 - Anatomy II - Distance Learning: Spring, Summer and Fall

  • Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicains 2nd Ed. Colville & Bassert Required 9780323046855  
  • Clinical Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory Manual for Veterinary Technicians Colville & Bassert Required 9780323046848 
  • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary or equivalent. Note: This book can be accessed by students for free in digital form through Purdue University Libraries. Saunders Required 0702027898
  • Anatomy of Domestic Animals: Systemic & Regional Approach, 11th ed. Pasquini, Spurgeon,
    Pasquini
    Recommended 0962311421

BMS 13500 - Physiology I - Distance Learning: Spring and Fall

  • Online BMS 13500 Interactive Notes (Course Resources) Required
  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals 4th Ed Reece, William O. Recommended 978-0813814513
  • Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians 2nd Ed. Colville & Bassert Optional 0323046851
  • The Physiology Coloring Book, Second Ed.. Kapit, Macey and Meisami Recommended 0-321-03663-8

BMS 13600 - Physiology II - Distance Learning: Spring, Summer and Fall

  • Online BMS 13600 Interactive Notes (Course Resources) Nour Required
  • Functional Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals 4th Ed Reece, William O. Recommended 978-0813814513
  • Clinical Anatomy & Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, 2e. Colville & Bassert Optional 0323046851
  • The Physiology Coloring Book, Second Ed. Kapit, Macey and Meisami Recommended 0-321-03663-8

BMS 23500 - Pharmacology I - Distance Learning: Spring, Summer and Fall

  • Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Edition 2 Bill Recommended 0813823633
  • Veterinary Drug Handbook, 7th Ed Pocket Edition Plumb Recommended 0470959649


BMS 23600 - Pharmacology II - Distance Learning: Spring, Summer and Fall

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician, 3rd Ed Bill Required 9780323011136
    Available from Elsevier
  • Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals, Edition 2 Bill Recommended 0813823633
  • Veterinary Drug Handbook, 6th Ed Pocket Edition Blumb Recommended 0813810973

CPB 15000 Clinical Pathology I Spring and Fall/ Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin Required 9781416057000
  • Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians 5th Ed Charles Hendrix and Margi Sirois Required 9780323045728
  • Veterinary hematology Atlas of Commonn Domestic Species, 2nd Ed Reagan, Sanders, DeNicola Required 9780813828091
  • Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 1st Ed Mary Ann Thrall Recommended 683034151
  • Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 1st Ed Doucette Recommended 0721644589


CPB 15100 Clinical Pathology II Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Veterinary Hematology Atlas of Common Domestic Species 2nd Ed Reagan, Sanders, DeNicola Required 9780813828091
  • Laboratory procedures for Veterinary Technicians 5th Ed Hendrix & Serois Required 323045723
  • A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats Rebar et al Required A free copy of this book can be downloaded at www.ivis.org. A free registration with the International Veterinary Information Service (IVIS) is required.
  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians McCurnin & Bassert Recommended
  • Laboratory Urinalysis and Hematology for Small Animal Practitioner Sink, Feldman Recommended 189344110-5
  • Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 1st Ed Doucette Recommended 721644589
  • Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 1st Ed Mary Ann Thrall Recommended 683034151

CPB 15200 Clinical Pathology III Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Practical Veterinary Urinalysis Sink and Weinstein (Wiley-Blackwell) Required 978-0470958247
  • Laboratory procedures for Veterinary Technicians 5th Ed Charles Hendrix and Margi Sirois Required 323045723
  • Veterinary Hematology Atlas of Common Domestic Species 2nd Ed Reagan, Sanders, DeNicola Required 9780813828091
  • A Guide to Hematology in Dogs and Cats Rebar et al Required A free copy of this book can be downloaded at www.ivis.org with registration.
  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians McCurnin & Bassert Recommended
  • Laboratory Urinalysis and Hematology for Small Animal Practitioner Sink, Feldman Recommended 189344110-5
  • Mathematics for the Clinical Laboratory, 1st Ed Doucette Recommended 0721644589
  • Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, 1st Ed Mary Ann Thrall Recommended 683034151

CPB 22500 Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians I Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual 5th Ed 2001 William Foreyt, Iowa State University Press Required 813824192
  • Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Tecnicians 5th Ed 2007 Hendrix & Sirois Required 323045723

CPB 22600 Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians II Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Veterinary Parasitology: Reference Manual 5th Ed 2001 William Foreyt, Iowa State University Press Required 813824192
  • Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Tecnicians 5th Ed 2007 Hendrix & Sirois Required 323045723

CPB 22700 Microbiology for Veterinary Technicians Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000

CPB 24000 Public and Occupational Health for Veterinary Technicians I Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual 5th Ed 2003 Seibert Recommended Order directly from: SafetyVet
  • Safety Issues for the Veterinary Hospital Staff, 5th Ed 2003 Seibert Recommended Order directly from: SafetyVet

CPB 24100 Public and Occupational Health for Veterinary Technicians II Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 6th or 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • The Complete Veterinary Practice Regulatory Compliance Manual 5th Ed 2003 Seibert Recommended Order directly from: SafetyVet
  • Safety Issues for the Veterinary Hospital Staff, 5th Ed 2003 Seibert Recommended Order directly from: SafetyVet

VCS 14000 Small Animal Nursing & Health Management I Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd Ed Crow, Walshaw,
    and Boyle
    Required 0813813042
  • Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th Ed Kirk and Bistner Recommended 0721601383

VCS 14100 Small Animal Nursing & Health Management II Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd Ed Crow, Walshaw,
    and Boyle
    Required 0813813042
  • Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th Ed Kirk and Bistner Recommended 721601383

VCS 14200 Diagnostic Imaging I Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Practical Diagnostic Imagining for the Veterinary Technician, 3rd Ed Han and Hurd Required 0323025757

VCS 14300 Diagnostic Imaging II Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Practical Diagnostic Imagining for the Veterinary Technician, 3rd Ed Han and Hurd Required 0323025757

VCS 14500 Principles of Anesthesia I Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Anesthesia & Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians 4th Ed John A. Thomas, Phillip Lerche Required 9780323055048
  • Dimensional Analysis for Meds Anna M. Curren Required 9781435438675
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician 3rd Ed Bill Required 9780323011136
    Available from Elsevier
  • Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery Elizabeth V. Hilyer Recommended 0721640230
  • Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 3rd Ed Muir, Hubble, Skarda, Bednarski Recommended 0323008011

VCS 14600 Principles of Anesthesia II Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Anesthesia & Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians 4th Ed John A. Thomas, Phillip Lerche Required 9780323055048
  • Dimensional Analysis for Meds Anna M. Curren Required 9781435438675
  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician 3rd Ed Bill Required 9780323011136
    Available from Elsevier
  • Ferrets, Rabbits and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery Elizabeth V. Hilyer Recommended 0721640230
  • Handbook of Veterinary Anesthesia, 3rd Ed Muir, Hubble, Skarda, Bednarski Recommended 0323008011

VCS 14700 Principles of OR Techniques and Sterilization Procedures Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000

VCS 14800 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management I Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • The Merck Veterinary Manual 9th Ed. C.M. Kahn, et al, Merck Co, Merial Required 0911910506
    A free copy of this book can be downloaded from: www.merckvetmanual.com
  • Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Vet Tech Holtgrew-Bohling Required 9780323077323

VCS 14900 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management II Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • The Merck Veterinary Manual 9th Ed. C.M. Kahn, et al, Merck Co, Merial Required 0911910506
    A free copy of this book can be downloaded from: www.merckvetmanual.com
  • Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Vet Tech Holtgrew-Bohling Required 9780323077323

VCS 20100 Pharmacy Procedures Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician 3rd Ed Bill Required 9780323011136
    Available from Elsevier
  • Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Professionals 2nd Ed Bill Required 9780813823638
  • Dimensional Analysis for Meds 2nd, 3rd or 4th Ed Anna M. Curren Recommended 9781435438675
  • Practitioner's Manual (Current Edition) USDJ-DEA-ODC Required Free Download from: Office of Diversion Control
  • Overview for Veterinarians USDHHS-FDA-CVM Required Free Download from: FDA

VCS 23000 Small Animal Nursing & Health Management III Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd Ed Crow, Walshaw,
    and Boyle
    Required 0813813042
  • Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th Ed Kirk and Bistner Recommended 0721601383

VCS 23100 Small Animal Nursing & Health Management IV Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd Ed Crow, Walshaw,
    and Boyle
    Required 0813813042
  • Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th Ed Kirk and Bistner Recommended 0721601383

VCS 23300 Intro to Ophtho, Derm & Oncology Spring, Summer & Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Manual of Clinical Procedures in the Dog, Cat, and Rabbit, 3rd Ed Crow, Walshaw,
    and Boyle
    Required 0813813042
  • Hanbook of Veterinary Procedures and Emergency Treatment, 8th Ed Kirk and Bistner Recommended 0721601383

VCS 23700 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management III Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • The Merck Veterinary Manual 9th Ed. C.M. Kahn, et al, Merck Co, Merial Required 0911910506
    A free copy of this book can be downloaded from: www.merckvetmanual.com
  • Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Vet Tech Holtgrew-Bohling Required 9780323077323

VCS 23800 Large Animal Nursing and Health Management IV Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning


  • The Merck Veterinary Manual 9th Ed. C.M. Kahn, et al, Merck Co, Merial Required 0911910506
    A free copy of this book can be downloaded from:www.merckvetmanual.com
  • Large Animal Clinical Procedures for Vet Tech Holtgrew-Bohling Required 9780323077323

VM 10500 Introduction to Veterinary Technology Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Quick Medical Terminology, 5th ed. Shirley Soltesz Steiner and Natalie Pete Capps Required 9780470886199
  • Stedman's Medical Dictionary or equivalent (if you already have a medical dictionary you do not need to purchase another one) Stedman Required 068340007X

VM 22000 Laboratory Animal Health Management I Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th Ed The Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Required Available for free online at: The National Acadamies Press
  • Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine 3rd Ed or 4th Ed Hrapkiewicz & Medinea Required

    0813829666
    or
    111834510X

VM 22100 Laboratory Animal Health Management II Spring, Summer and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th Ed The Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Required Available for free online at: The National Acadamies Press
  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine 3rd Ed or 4th Ed Hrapkiewicz & Medinea Required

    0813829666
    or
    111834510X

  • Exotic Animal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician 2nd Ed Bonnie Ballard & Ryan Cheek Required 9780813822068

VM 24500 Management Topics for Veterinary Technicians I Spring and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • The Overnight Resume 3rd Ed Donald Asher Required 158008091X

VM 24600 Management Topics for Veterinary Technicians II Spring and Fall/Distance Learning

  • Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians 7th Ed McCurnin & Bassert Required 9781416057000
  • Exceptional Customer Service 2nd Ed Lisa Ford, et al Required 9781605500386

    VM 24800 Understanding Animal Disease Spring and Fall/Distance Learning

    • No text required