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Oklahoma State University

DVM Curriculum

Year 1, Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7114 Veterinary Physiology I 4
VMED 7113 Veterinary Physiology II 3
VMED 7123 Histology
VMED 7144 Gross and Developmental Anatomy
VMED 7152 Zootechnology 2
VMED 7162 Orientation to the Veterinary Medical Profession 2
    Total: 18

Year 1, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7221 Evidence Based Medicine and Epidemiology 1
VMED 7223 Parasitology I
VMED 7235 Veterinary Physiology III
VMED 7243 Comparative Anatomy
VMED 7253 Veterinary Immunology
VMED 7264 General Pathology 4
    Total: 19

Year 2, Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7311 Introduction to Clinics I 1
VMED 7323 Parasitology II
VMED 7333 Pharmacology I
VMED 7342 Clinical Anatomy
VMED 7354 Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
VMED 7363 Clinical Pathology 3
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 19

Year 2, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7412 Anesthesiology 2
VMED 7413 Food Safety & Public Health
VMED 7432 Pharmacology II
VMED 7443 Diagnostic Imaging
VMED 7454 Veterinary Virology
VMED 7482 Hemolymphatic/Oncology System* 2
  Electives (4 hours required) 4
    Total: 20

Year 3, Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7502 Ophthalmology 2
VMED 7533 Toxicology
VMED 7563 Musculoskeletal System*
VMED 7583 Dermatology and Endocrinology*
VMED 7674  Theriogenology* 
VMED 7592 Junior Surgery I 2
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 20

Year 3, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7601 Junior Surgery II 1
VMED 7564 Alimentary System*
VMED 7612 Clinical Neurology*
VMED 7614 Cardiopulmonary System* 4
VMED 7652 Introduction to Clinics II
VMED 7662 Urinary System* 2
VMED 7781 Professional Veterinary Medicine 1
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 19

Year 4, Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

Core Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
VCS 7813 Preceptorship Clinic 6
VCS 7703  Intensive Care 3
VCS 7713 Radiology Clinic 3
VCS 7723 Equine Medicine Clinic 3
VCS 7843 Anesthesiology Clinic 3
VCS 7733 Community Practice 3
VCS 7743 Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinic 3
VCS 7753 Small Animal Surgery Clinic 3
VCS 7763 Food Animal Medicine Clinic 3
VCS 7793 Equine Surgery Clinic 3
VCS 7912 Clinic Conference (fall and spring) 2
VCS 7593 Diagnostics 3
  Electives (complete list of electives can be found in the Degree Plan) 12
    Total: 50

DVM Program - 165 credit hours

50 credit hours required in 4th year

13 credit hours of electives required during 2nd & 3rd years

*Systems-based core clinical sciences (pathology, medicine, and surgery) covering all major species. Each module will deal with a single or limited number of related systems. Each has a lecture-laboratory format.

For course descriptions, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

To view and print a PDF version of the DVM degree plan, view the DVM Degree Plan.