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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

Core Rotations 

Course Number Course Title Credits

14 rotations

   
VCS 7002 Anesthesiology I 2
VCS 7042 Community Practice I 2
VCS 7072 Diagnostics I 2
VCS 7082 Equine Medicine I 2
VCS 7142 Externship I 2
VCS 7152 Externship II 2
VCS 7162 Externship III 2
VCS 7222 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery I 2
VCS 7272 Small Animal Intensive Care Unit I 2
VCS 7372 Radiology I 2
VCS 7392 Small Animal Internal Medicine I 2
VCS 7422 Small Animal Surgery I 2
 VCS 7442 Surgical Fundamentals in Shelter Patients I 2
 VCS 7912 Grand Rounds 2
    Total: 28

Small Animal Emphasis

Course Number Course Title Credits

4 rotations

   
VCS 7052 Community Practice II 2
VCS 7402 Small Animal Internal Medicine II 2
VCS 7452 Ultrasound/Clinical Pathology II 2
VCS 7342
or
VCS 7472
Ophthalmology II
OR
Zoological Medicine II
2
    Hours Subtotal: 8

Electives (select 7 rotations)

   

VCS 7012

Anesthesiology III  

VCS 7062

Community Practice III  
VCS 7172 Externship IV  
VCS 7182 Externship V  
VCS 7192 Externship VI  
VCS 7282 Small Animal Intensive Care Unit III  
VCS 7352 Ophthalmology III  
VCS 7362 Professional Development Experience III  
VCS 7412 Small Animal Internal Medicine III  
VCS 7432 Small Animal Surgery III  
VCS 7482  Zoological Medicine III  
VCS 7492  Applied Canine Exercise Physiology Elective III  
    Hours Subtotal: 14
    Total: 22

Mixed Animal Emphasis

Course Number Course Title Credits

5 rotations

   
VCS 7232 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery II 2
VCS 7452 Ultrasound/Clinical Pathology II 2
VCS 7452 Ultrasound/Clinical Pathology II 2
VCS 7202
or
VCS 7
312
or
VCS 7322

Field Services and Production Medicine II
or
Large Animal Theriogenology II-A
or
Large Annimal Theriogenology II-B

2
VCS 7052
or
VCS 7402

Community Practice II
or
Small Animal Internal Medicine II

2

VCS 7342
or
VCS 7472

Ophthalmology II
or
Zoological Medicine II
 2

 

  Hours Subtotal: 10 

Electives (select 6 rotations)

   

VCS 7012

Anesthesiology III  
VCS 7062 Community Practice III  
VCS 7102 Equine Medicine III  
VCS 7132 Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine III  
VCS 7172 Externship IV  
VCS 7182 Externship V  
VCS 7192 Externship VI  
VCS 7212 Field Services and Production Medicine III  
VCS 7242 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery III  
VCS 7282  Small Animal Intensive Care Unit III  
VCS 7492  Large Animal Bovine Theriogenology III  
VCS 7302 Large Animal Equine Theriogenology III  
VCS 7332 Large Animal Theriogenology III  
VCS 7352 Ophthalmology III  
VCS 7362 Professional Development Experience III  
VCS 7412 Small Animal Internal Medicine III  
VCS 7432 Small Animal Surgery III  
VCS 7482 Zoological Medicine III  
VCS 7492 Applied Canine Exercise Physiology Elective III  
    Hours Subtotal: 12
    Total: 22

Equine Emphasis

Course Number Course Title Credits

4 rotations

   
VCS 7092 Equine Medicine II 2
VCS 77122 Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine II 2
VCS 7312 Large Animal Theriogenology II-A 2
VCS 7322 Large Animal Theriogenology II-B 2
    Hours Subtotal: 8

Electives (select 7 rotations)

   

VCS 7012

Anesthesiology III  
VCS 7102 Equine Medicine III  
VCS 7112 Equine Performance Medicine III  
VCS 7132 Equine Surgery and Sports Medicine III  
VCS 7172 Externship IV  
VCS 7182 Externship V  
VCS 7192 Externship VI  
VCS 7212 Field Services and Production Medicine III  
VCS 7242 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery III  
VCS 7302 Large Animal Equine Theriogenology III  
VCS 7352 Ophthalmology III  
VCS 7362 Professional Development Experience III  
VCS 7462 Ultrasound/Clinical Pathology III  
VCS 7482 Zoological Medicine III  
    Hours Subtotal: 14
    Total: 22

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.