Combined Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Residency and M.S.

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

Application Information and Deadlines

To apply, submit a letter of intent, official transcripts of D.V.M. training, resume/curriculum vitae, and three to four letters of reference to:

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Attn: Karen Waldchen
1620 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620
karen.waldchen@colostate.edu

Applicants being invited for interviews will be notified by November 1, 2019. Interview days will be scheduled in November and December.

Date Action
October 15, 2019 Application Deadline

Program Highlights

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

    Three-year program also offers the option of an additional fourth year as a clinical instructor

  • Comprehensive program

    Small and large animal radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy, and nuclear medicine

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

    CSU is home to the Gemini TruFlight Big-Bore PET/CT imaging machine, first-of-its-kind in a veterinary teaching hospital, and the Large-Animal Gamma Camera, one of only two in the state

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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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Training and Experience

Residents are assigned to diagnostic radiology for at least 12 months, ultrasound for six months, nuclear medicine for two months, CT/MRI for four months, large-animal imaging specific for two months, and an elective rotation for four months. 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 work with and dictate cases on a daily basis. All reports are reviewed and corrected with the supervising radiologist. Select cases are presented in a rounds format for discussion 4 days a week. Residents also have night and weekend radiology emergency duty during their training. This is shared equally among the residents.
  • Didactic classes: Residents enroll in a non-thesis graduate program during the course of their residency program.
  • Clinical radiology rounds:Residents attend radiology rounds four mornings a week and are encouraged to attend pathology rounds each week when possible. Radiographs may be presented by the resident at these rounds. Other medical, surgical and grand rounds within the hospital are available and should 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.

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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.

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