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Purchase as a Class

Some of the items required during your four years at VA-MD Vet Med can be purchased as a class. These include: latex gloves, coveralls, stethoscopes, scrubs, gowns, and clinician jackets. It may be more convenient to order this way or some of the items may be sold at a better rate if purchased in bulk.

To purchase an item as a class, one person in the class will need to act as the coordinator. It will be the coordinator's job to contact various sources (see MDL for catalogs and phone numbers), to identify specifics required of the item, obtain price information, and possibly have samples sent (especially when size is an issue). It may also be helpful to contact the class coordinator from the year before. Once the source of the item is identified, the class will place their individual orders with the coordinator. Each individual will pay the class. The coordinator will place the class order with the source and pay the source with a check from the class account. Once the order arrives, the coordinator will need to pick and distribute the items to individuals.

Veterinary Apparel Sources:

Fashion Seal Uniforms
Medical Scrubs Collection
PellaVet.com Professional Veterinary Apparel
VAC (Veterinary Apparel Company)

General Veterinary/Medical Supply Sources:

Henry Schein
Arista Surgical Supply Co. Inc. (1-800-223-1984)


First Year  |  Second Year  |  Third Year  |  Fourth Year


FIRST YEAR

First year supplies (PDF)


SECOND YEAR

Lab coats or coveralls and a name tag must be worn during ALL labs. These should be CLEAN and neat at the beginning of every lab.

* Indicate items that can be purchased as a class (one person acts as a contact).

Item Quantity Specifications Sources
Thermometer 1 Digital, non-breakable  
Large Animal thermometer 1 Ringtop with a case  
Penlight 1 Disposable  
Bandage scissors 1    
Suture scissors 1    
Needle holder 1 Mayo-Hagar, 6 inch  
Hemostat 1    
Reflex hammer 1    
Stethoscope,
Littman *
1 Master Classic, Classic, OR
Cardiology with XL tubing
3M
* Gulf South Medical Supply (540) 992-0616
Watch 1 seconds capability  
Surgical scrubs *
(top & pants)
3 pair jade green *Veterinary Apparel Sources
Surgeon's gown * 2 class color *Veterinary Apparel Sources


THIRD YEAR

Scrubs and surgeonís gown (purchased during second year) will be needed for Surgical Principles and Practical 1 & 2. One set of clean, neat scrubs is required for each surgery. Nametags must be worn during ALL labs. Most supplies should have been purchased during years 1 - 2.

Below is a list of items used during third year. (If sources are needed for purchase refer to first and second year lists.)

Item Quantity Specifications
Thermometer 1 Digital, non-breakable
Large Animal thermometer 1 Ringtop with a case
Penlight 1 Disposable
Bandage scissors 1  
Hemostat 1 5.5 inch
Stethoscope, Littman 1 Master Classic, Classic, OR Cardiology with XL tubing
Watch 1 seconds capability
Surgical scrubs (top & pants) 3 pair jade green
Surgeon's gown 2 class color


FOURTH YEAR

Most supplies needed during fourth year rotations should have been purchased during years 1 -3. You may wish to purchase additional apparel as students are required to have a clean set of scrubs and a lab coat every day during the Small Animal Surgery, Large Animal Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Anesthesiology blocks. A clean clinician jacket is required every day during Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery and Anesthesiology blocks. Extras will be needed during the day if clothes are soiled. Nametags must be worn at ALL times.

Below is a list of items used during fourth year. (If sources are needed for purchase refer to first and second year lists.)

Item Quantity Specifications
*Clinician jacket 3 Class color, coats should be clean at all times.
Lab coat 3 White, same as those used in years 1-3, should be clean at all times.
Surgical scrubs (top & pants) 3 pair jade green
Coveralls 3 Dark blue only. Insulated pair recommended during winter months.
Stethoscope 1 Littman-Master Classic, Classic, OR Cardiology with XL tubing
Watch 1 seconds capability
Thermometer 1 Digital, non-breakable
Penlight 1 Disposable
Bandage scissors 1  
Suture scissors 1  
Hemostat 1  
Reflex hammer 1  
Hoof pick 1