Phase 2 of the veterinary program commences with Semester six, half way through Year 3. In Phase 2, students commence their clinical training by studying in a problem based learning (PBL) format, supported by practical classes and clinical rotations. To get the most from the learning opportunities that PBL offers, we are seeking to establish a set of standard textbooks that are immediately available to the students.
These include texts in veterinary pathology, veterinary medicine, microbiology, parasitology, surgery, radiology, anaesthesiology, pharmacology and a general medical dictionary. At least four copies of each textbook is required. These books retail for between $200 and $500 each. For example, Jubb, Kennedy & Palmer's Pathology of Domestic Animals, the bible of veterinary pathology, has just been released at $(US)500.
The Charles Sturt Veterinary Science Foundation is seeking donations from the community and industry to assist in the purchase of these student resources. For a minimum donation of $200, supporters of this program will be acknowledged by a permanent inscription in each textbook funded as well as acknowledgement in CSU Tails, a bi-annual publication sent to more than 3,000 veterinary practitioners and industry professionals and the honour of contributing to the learning of the next generation of veterinarians.