Technology Services

Contact Us

Regular Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Main Campus: E113 Anatomy/Zoology
Veterinary Medical Campus: A237 Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Foothills Campus: D166 RIC Building

Emergency, after-hours support is available for critical systems affecting patient care.

After normal business hours, including weekends and holidays, call (970) 297-HELP (4357).

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How do I get access to CVMBS resources with my eID?

CVMBS has networks, programs, and other electronic resources that are managed by the CVMBS IT Services group. If you need access to a CVMBS resource, complete a Network Resource Request and a server administrator will work with you to get the access you need.

Connecting to CVMBS Drives

DVM student laptop recommendations

CVMBS IT Services recommends purchasing your computer from RAMtech. RAMtech is owned and operated by Colorado State University and provides a wide variety of academically priced computers, hardware, software and software licenses available to faculty, staff and students. RAMtech is located in the Lory Student Center on the main level, right next to the CSU Bookstore and is your one stop shop for all of your computing, software and electronic needs.

Visit the RAMtech website.

Computer Purchasing Guidelines

The applications and systems used in CVMBS are compatible with most mainstream platforms, but there are some exceptions to consider before making your purchase. Please contact the CVMBS IT Services Helpdesk if you have questions or concerns.

  • RECOMMENDED: Computers running the Windows operating system
    All CSU and CVMBS applications and systems, including the Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s medical record software and the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab’s accessioning software, are designed to work with the current, supported version of Microsoft Windows.​
  • MOSTLY COMPATIBLE: Apple Computers
    Most web-based CSU and CVMBS applications and systems are compatible with Apple MacOS; however, certain applications at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are designed specifically to run on the Windows operating system. You may install Microsoft Windows via Boot Camp, Parallels, or another virtualization software in order to run these applications, but these options may incur additional licensing costs. Virtual Desktop Interface software can be used to access the medical record system, however this option is only available to Apple computers capable of running newer versions of the Apple’s operating system (MacOS Sierra 10.12 or newer). The Veterinary Diagnostic Lab accessioning software can only be accessed from a device running the current, supported version of Microsoft Windows.
  • MOSTLY COMPATIBLE: Tablets (Apple and Android)
    Most web-based CSU and CVMBS applications and systems are compatible with Apple iOS and Android OS; however, certain applications at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and Veterinary Diagnostic Lab are designed specifically to run on the Windows operating system. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital medical record software can be accessed from an iOS iPad or iPhone (iOS 10 or newer) or Android phone or tablet (Android 5.0 or newer), however the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab accessioning software can only be accessed from a device running the current, supported version of Microsoft Windows. Printing from an Apple iOS or Android OS device to a CVMBS printer is not supported.
  • NOT RECOMMENDED: Google ChromeBooks
    Most web-based CSU and CVMBS applications and systems are compatible with Chrome OS, however they require some manual configuration in order to connect to the CSU wireless network, the CVMBS network drives, and CSU VPN for off-campus access. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital medical record software can be accessed from a Chromebook, however the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab accessioning software can only be accessed from a device running the current, supported version of Microsoft Windows. Printing from a Chromebook to a CVMBS printer is not supported.