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Professional Curriculum


Fall Year 1

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD821
VMD825
VMD823
VMD813
VMD811
VMD814
VMD831
VMD801
Veterinary Anatomy I 
Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy I
Physiology I 
Infection & Immunity I (Immunology)
Infection & Immunity II (Bacteriology/Mycology) 
Clinical Correlations & Ethics
Physical Diagnosis
Application Based Learning Exercise I
4
2
4
2
3
1
1
1

Spring Year 1

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD822
VMD826
VMD824
VMD815
VMD873
VMD816
VMD833
VMD802
Veterinary Anatomy II
Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy II
Physiology II
Infection & Immunity III (Virology)
Infection & Immunity IV (Parasitology)
Clinical Correlations & Ethics
Epidemiology / Evidence Based Medicine
Application Based Learning Exercise II
4
2
4
2
3
2
2
2

Fall Year 2

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD861
VMD836
VMD888
VMD851
VMD871
VMD832
VMD835
VMD804
Pharmacology I
Toxicology
Clinical Pathology
Urinary System
General Pathology
Anesthesiology
Principles & Practice of Surgery
Application Based Learning Exercise / Clinical Exposure I
2
2
3
3
3
2
2
2

Spring Year 2

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD842
VMD845
VMD857
VMD853
VMD856
VMD862
VMD837
*
VMD805
Alimentary System
Veterinary Nutrition
Nervous System
Endocrine System
Ophthalmology
Pharmacology II
Zoonoses / Food Hygiene
Elective I
Application Based Learning Exercise / Clinical Exposure II
4
2
3
2
2
2
2
1-2
2

Fall Year 3

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD846
VMD855
VMD841
VMD868
VMD854
VMD852
*
VMD806
Multispecies Medicine
Radiology
Reproductive System
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Respiratory System
Cardiovascular System
Elective II
Application Based Learning Exercise / Clinical Exposure III
3
3
3
2
3
2
1-2
2

Spring Year 3

Course Number Course Name Credit hours
VMD843
VMD844
VMD840
VMD864
VMD874
*
*
VMD890
Musculoskeletal System I (Small Animal)
Musculoskeletal System II (Large Animal)
Integumentary System
Infectious Diseases
Oncology
Elective III
Elective IV
Transition & Accreditation Seminars
3
3
3
2
2
1-3
1-3
2

..

YEAR 4

(SUMMER, FALL, & SPRING): Effective Summer Semester, 2011
Required Core Rotations/Courses - 31-33 Credit Hours (weeks) required for all students

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
VMD 838 Clinical Rotation in Pathology 3
VMD 847 Clinical Rotation in Radiology 3
VMD 870* Clinical Rotation in Anesthesiology 3
VMD 881 Clinical Rotation in Small Animal Clinical Sciences I (Small Animal Medicine) 3
VMD 882* Clinical Rotation in Small Animal Clinical Sciences II (Community Practice) 3
VMD 883* Clinical Rotation in Small Animal Clinical Sciences III (Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery) 3
VMD 891* Clinical Rotation in Large Animal Clinical Sciences I (Equine Medicine) 3
VMD 892* Clinical Rotation in Large Animal Clinical Sciences II (Farm Animal Medicine & Surgery) 3
VMD 893* Clinical Rotation in Large Animal Clinical Sciences III (Equine and Farm Animal Field Services) 3
VMD 898 Externship (Off campus veterinary educational experience) 1-3
VMD 899 Externship (Off campus veterinary educational experience) 1-6

Elective Rotations/Courses - 17-19 Credit Hours (weeks) selected by the student

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
VMD 810* Advanced Veterinary Dermatology 1-2
VMD 819* Clinical Rotation in Integrative Medicine and Wellness 1-2
VMD 850* Avian and Zoological Medicine & Surgery 2
VMD 859* Veterinary Cardiology 2
VMD 860 Veterinary Dermatology 2
VMD 863* Veterinary Oncology 2
VMD 866* Veterinary Ophthalmology 2
VMD 869* Veterinary Neurology 2
VMD 872* Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery and Physical Rehabilitation 3
VMD 894* Equine Surgery 2
VMD 895* Large Animal Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 2
VMD 803* Advanced Pathology 1-3
VMD 807* Advanced Veterinary Anesthesiology 1-3
VMD 808 Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 2-3
VMD 809* Advanced Small Animal Medicine 2-3
VMD 818 Shelter Medicine 3
VMD 875 Veterinary Ultrasonography 2
VMD 876* Small Animal Nutrition 1-2
VMD 880* Small Animal Emergency Medicine 1-3
VMD 884* Zoological Medicine 2
VMD 885 Clinical Rotation in Laboratory Animal Medicine (in house) 2
VMD 886* Clinical Rotation in Theriogenology 2-3
 
VMD 878* Elective Clinical Rotation I (Special topics in veterinary medicine) 1-3
 
VMD 879* Elective Clinical Rotation II (Special topics in veterinary medicine) 1-3

Vacation (4 weeks in an initial two-week block and then one- or two-week blocks selected by student)

* Indicates courses may be repeated as an elective course or for additional elective credit hours.

  MINIMUM OF 165 CREDIT
HOURS REQUIRED FOR
GRADUATION

Last updated: June/2012


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