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 Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Residents receive clinical training in all aspects of diagnostic imaging under the guidance of six board-certified faculty radiologists.

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Residency


 Application Details


Application Requirements:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Official Transcripts of DVM training
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Reference
  • Our application procedure and deadlines have changed: application materials are to be received by October 15, 2018.  Applicants being invited for interviews will be notified by November 1, 2018.  Interview days will be scheduled in November and December 2018. 

Application Mailing/Electronic Address:

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
Attn: Karen Waldchen
1620 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620

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Program Director
Dr. Linda Lang
VDI Administration Office


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The Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging Residency is an approved program of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) and is a Post-DVM Combined Master of Science (MS) - Radiology Residency Program.  The Residency covers training in the fields of small and large animal radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, radiation therapy and nuclear medicine, which includes positron emission tomography.​

Radiology Residents at Colorado State University have the unique opportunity to learn from our team of on-site board-certified radiologists and use state-of-the-art equipment not found in many other settings. Colorado State University is home to the Gemini TruFlight Big-Bore PET/CT imaging machine, a scanner that is the first of its kind in a veterinary teaching hospital. Another system Residents will have the chance to use is a Large-Animal Gamma Camera, one of only two in the state. The incredible technology and faculty experience in Colorado State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging section are clear examples of the commitment to provide the finest veterinary radiology service and instruction available anywhere.

Program Highlights

  • The Radiology Residency is a three (3) year program with the possible option that the trainee will stay for an additional year as a 4th-year clinical instructor with possible area of concentration. 

  • Appointments will be made for 12 months with the opportunity for renewal for an additional 12 months upon successful completion of each 12-month term.

  • During the Residency program, Residents are expected to prepare, submit and have accepted for publication a manuscript in the area of his/her special interest.

  • Time spent in training programs can also be applied towards Residency training requirements for American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) eligibility.

  • Residency training will emphasize completion of requirements for successful submission of credentials to the ACVR.

  • Duties of the Resident will consist of clinical assignments, research and teaching under direct supervision of appropriate faculty. Clinical rotations include small animal and large animal radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, computed tomography, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance.

  • Residents provide emergency care to client animals during non-business hours on a rotational basis.

  • Residents are required to maintain an active academic or professional veterinary license in the State of Colorado.

  • The organization of the Resident's training program is individualized through the guidance of an appropriate faculty advisor and committee. 

  • A Master of Science (MS) degree will only be awarded upon completion of a three-year Residency and all graduate requirements.

  • Residents are required to enroll in Graduate School and take appropriate course work leading to a Master of Science (MS) Degree.

  • All Residents admitted to a graduate program at Colorado State University are required to be Continuously Registered in the fall and spring semesters throughout their degree programs.  During the final term when they will complete their degree requirements, whether it be fall, spring or summer, Residents must either be enrolled for at least one (1) credit or must be registered for Continuous Registration Status (CR) for that term.

  • Residents must register for a minimum of nine (9) credits in the fall and spring semesters to be considered a full-time student.

  • The College will cover the cost of in-state tuition for up to nine (9) credits each semester. Registering for more than nine (9) credits does not incur an additional cost.

    • Enrolled students will receive tuition premiums to cover out-of-state tuition costs during the first year of the Residency Program.  After the first year, the Program will only cover in-state tuition.  It will be the Resident's responsibility to either establish residency in Colorado through the petitioning process or pay the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition the second and third years of the Program.  Please refer to Student Financial Services for the requirements to petition for in-state residency.

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​1681 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1681

(970) 491-7038

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