Combined Equine Diagnostic Imaging Residency and M.S.

The Equine Diagnostic Imaging Residency prepares trainees for board certification with the American College of Veterinary Radiology by providing thorough training in equine radiology and ultrasound, with additional training opportunities in nuclear scintigraphy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a Master of Science in radiological health sciences in three years

  • Comprehensive program

    Equine radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and nuclear medicine

  • Clinical training with board-certified radiologists and state-of-the-art equipment

    Among the advanced imaging modalities CSU offers are cone- and fan-beam CT and low- and high-field MRI, including Siemens 3T MRI

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Work, teach, and learn in state-of-the-art facilities, with access to modern diagnostic and treatment technology and equipment.

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Translational Medicine Institute learn more

Training and Experience

Residents are involved in image acquisition and interpretation for all equine imaging modalities throughout their tenure. Trainees participate in clinical training, radiology rounds, didactic classes, and teaching responsibilities.

  • Clinical training: Residents have clinical rotations in diagnostic radiology and ancillary imaging areas. Under supervision of an assigned radiologist, residents generate reports on a daily basis. All reports are reviewed and corrected with the supervising radiologist. Select cases are presented in a rounds format for discussion once a week.
  • Didactic classes: Residents enroll in a non-thesis graduate program during the course of their residency program.
  • Clinical radiology rounds: Residents present equine imaging rounds once a week and are encouraged to attend small animal radiology rounds other mornings of the week. Other medical, surgical, and grand rounds within the hospital are available and can be attended when the schedule allows.
  • Clinical teaching responsibilities: Residents participate in teaching diagnostic imaging to third- and fourth-year veterinary students. Presentation of at least three didactic lectures or seminars and participation in continuing education courses and/or anatomy instruction is also expected.

Application Information and Deadlines

To apply for the equine diagnostic imaging residency starting Summer 2025, submit the following:

  • completed application
  • letter of intent
  • official transcripts of D.V.M. training
  • curriculum vitae
  • three to four letters of reference

Mail or email all application materials to:

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Attn: Jyenna Baeza
1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1681

Date Action
October 2024 Application Opens
December 1, 2024 Application Deadline


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Compensation and Benefits

Residents receive a stipend and full tuition coverage. For more information about Colorado State University employee benefits, visit the Human Resources website.

Benefits Information

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