Professional DVM Curriculum

 

Phase I - Year 1 - Fall

Course Title Contact Hrs Credits
5100 Intro to Veterinary Medicine I 11 0.50
5103 Principles of Problem Solving 25 1.00
5104 Principles of Diagnostic Imaging I 20 1.00
5109 Veterinary Physiology I 53 3.50
5111 Veterinary Physiology II 50 3.00
5123 Basic and Applied Anatomy I 77 3.50
5124 Basic and Applied Anatomy II 78 3.00
5126 Cell Biology and Histology 58 3.00
5127 Systems Histology & Deveopmental Anatomy 75 4.00
Total   447.00 22.50

 

Phase I - Year 1 - Spring

Course Title Contact Hrs. Credits
5001 Problem-based Learning I 80 2.00
5010 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine 20 2.00
5102 Intro to Veterinary Medicine II 11 0.50
5105 Principles of Diagnostic Imaging II 8 0.50
5112 Veterinary Physiology III 50 2.50
5125 Basic and Applied Anatomy III 108 4.00
5130 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology          75 4.00
5171 Neuroscience 54 3.00
5172 Veterinary Immunology 30 1.50
5173 Veterinary General Pathology 30 3.00
Total   466.00 23.00

 
Phase I - Year 2 - Fall

Course  Title Contact Hrs.         Credits           
5002  Problem-based Learning II 80 2.00
5202 Animals in Society I 11 0.50
5223 Veterinary Pharmacology 70 4.50
5235 Veterinary Parasitology 80 4.00
5236 Veterinary Virology 32 2.00
5241 Systemic Pathology I 100 4.50
5270 Clinical Pathology & Diseases of the Hemolymphatic System 80 4.00
5273 Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases 44 2.50
Total   497.00 24.00

 

Phase I - Year 2 - Spring

Course Title Contact Hrs. Credits      
5010 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine 10 1.00
5203 Animals in Society II 11 0.50
5242 Systemic Pathology II 30 1.50
5253 Epidemiology and Public Health 45 3.00
5260 Principles of Veterinary Surgery 25 1.50
5261 Diseases of the Cardiovascular System 33 2.00
5262 Small Animal Orthopedics 25 1.50
5263 Urinary System Diseases 30 2.00
5265 Avian, Zoo and Exotic Animal Diseases       50 3.00
5266 Diseases of Farm Animals 70 4.00
5267 Veterinary Anesthesiology 26 1.50
5272 Clinical Veterinary Oncology 30 2.00
5365 Integumentary System 40 2.50
Total   425.00 26.00


Phase I - Year 3 - Fall

Course Title Contact Hrs.         Credits              
5011 Advanced Veterinary Anesthesiology and Surgery (elective) 31 1.50
5264 Diseases of Dogs and Cats 58 3.50
5310 Clinical Skills Laboratory 20 0.50
5320 Large Animal Clinical Nutrition 20 1.00
5325 Small Animal Clinical Nutrition 20 1.00
5351 Veterinary Neurology 29 1.50
5352 Veterinary Ophthalmology 25 1.50
5361 Comparative Theriogenology 65 4.00
5362 Diseases of Horses 76 4.00
5363 Critical Care 20 1.00
5371 Business Management 20 1.00
5373 Toxicology 40 2.50
Total   424.00 23.00


Phase I - Year 3 - Spring

Course Title Contact Hrs. Credits         
5366 Population Medicine 41 2.50
5370 Ethics and Jurisprudence 20 1.00
5372 Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases 40 2.50
Total   101.00 6.00


Phase II

Course Title Contact Hrs.                Credits                            
5010 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine (see below) 20 2.00
5441 Diagnostic Microbiology 40 1.00
5442 Diagnostic Parastilogy 40 1.00
5443 Clinical Anesthesiology 80 2.00
5452 Diagnostic Pathology 160 4.00
5454 Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging 160 4.00
5455 Avian, Zoo, Exotic and Marine Animal Medicine 40-160 1.0-4.0
5456 Companion Animal Medicine and Health Maintenance 160 4.00
5457 Companion Animal Surgery 160 4.00
5458 Equine Medicine and Surgery 160 4.00
5460 Applied Veterinary Dermatology 80 2.00
5462 Externship 80-200 2.0-5.0
5463
Special Training: Cardiology, Companion Animal Orthopedic Surgery,
Companion Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Clinical Pathology, Equine Ambulatory
Medicine, Equine Breeding Farm Management, Equine Race Track
Practice, Exotic & Zoologic Animal Management, Farm Animal Health
Maintenance, Integrative Medicine and Rehabilitation, Laboratory Animal Medicine, Oncology, Small Animal Community Practice, Small Animal Critical Care, Large &
Small Animal Emergency, Shelter Medicine, Ultrasonography
40-160 1.0-4.0
5465 Applied Veterinary Theriogenology 40-160 1.0-4.0
5467 Applied Veterinary Opthalmology 40-160 1.0-4.0
5468 Farm Animal Health Management 160 4.0
Total   2080-2400 52-60

 


Possible Topics for VMED 5010, Speical Topics in Veterinary Medicine

Courses offered to first and second year students:

Anatomy and Physiology of Marine Mammals
Clinical Application of the Skin and Skin Appendages of Domestic Animals Relevant to Surgery and Medicine Diseases
Electrodiagnostic Tests in Veterinary Neurology
Emerging and Exotic Animal Diseases of Animals (online course)
Human-Animal Bond
Husbandry Considerations for the Non-traditional Pet
Integrative Medicine
Introduction to Biomechanics for Clinicians
Introduction to the Cat and Feline Medicine
Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine
Ornamental Fish Medicine
Raptor Medicine and Surgery
Shelter Medicine and Solutions to Overpopulation
Topics in Ecosystem and Conservation Medicine
Veterinarians in the Community
Veterinary Medicine in International Development
Zoo Med: What's your Diagnosis?

 

Courses offered to second year students only:

Selected Topics in Feline Medicine

 

Courses offered to third and fourth year students:

Advanced Bovine Theriogenology
Advanced Business Management
Advanced Endocrinology
Advanced Equine Gastrointestinal Diseases
Advanced Equine Lameness
Advanced Equine Musculoskeletal
Advanced Equine Respiratory Disease
Advanced Food Animal
Advanced Small Animal Gastroenterology
Advanced Small Animal Ultrasound
Advanced Small Ruminant Medicine and Surgery
Diagnostic and Surgical Techniques in Avian and Exotics
Equine Dentistry
Practice Valuation
Selected Topics in Feline Medicine
Small Animal Behavior
Small Animal Nutrition: Practical Tips and Case Management
Topics in Ecosystem and Conservation Medicine
Veterinary Dentistry