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CORE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

VM 601  Clinical Practice I

  • Credit:   4 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on exposure to the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. 
  • Prerequisite: Admission to the veterinary professional curriculum or consent of instructor.

VM 602  Structure and Function I

  • Credit:  9.5 hours.
  • Teaches gross anatomy of the limbs of the dog, cat, horse, and ox; histology of basic tissues, and endocrines, immune, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems; early development; cell physiology and endocrinology; neurobiology of excitable tissues including brain, nerves, and muscles; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 601 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum or consent of instructor.

VM 603  Structure and Function II

  • Credit:   9 hours.
  • Teaches gross anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavity of the dog, cat, horse, ox, sheep, goat and pig; histology and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems; neurobiology of the autonomic system and pain; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601.
  • Prerequisite:  VM602 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum or consent of instructor.

VM 604  Structure and Function III

  • Credit:   9.5 hours.
  • Teaches gross anatomy of the pelvic cavity and head of the dog, cat, horse, ox, sheep, goat and pig; histology of the reproductive, urinary, and special senses systems; reproductive and renal physiology; neurobiology of cranial nerves and special senses; basic animal nutrition; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 603 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 605 Pathobiology I

  • Credit: 9.5 hours.
  • Teaches principles of pharmacology; general pathology; immunology; medical genetics; and mechanistic toxicology.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 604 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 606  Clinical Practice II

  • Credit:   4 hours.
  • Teaches in greater depth the clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on exposure to the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 601, VM 605, and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 607  Pathobiology II

  • Credit:  10 hours.
  • Infectious disease concepts in parasitology, protozoology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology; and introduces basic antimicrobial pharmacology.
  • Prerequisite: VM 605, VM 606, and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum; or consent of instructor.

VM 608  Pathobiology III

  • Credit:   9 hours.
  • Pathology, clinical pathology, and imaging of organ systems; epidemiology and food safety; and includes an integrative laboratory covering commonly encountered problems in infectious diseases.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 607 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 609  Medicine and Surgery I

  • Credit: 10.5 hours.
  • Teaches the practice of medicine and surgery of anesthesiology, neurology, ophthalmology, reproduction, and neonatology. Surgery and Theriogenology laboratories occur throughout this course.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 608 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 610  Medicine and Surgery II

  • Credit:   10.5 hours.
  • Teaches and practice of medicine and surgery of dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and urology. Surgery and Theriogenology laboratories continue throughout this course.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 609 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 611  Medicine and Surgery III

  • Credit:   9.5 hours.
  • Teaches the practice of medicine and surgery of animal behavior, cardiology, clinical toxicology, imaging, musculoskeletal diseases, oncology/hematology/immune-related diseases, and respiratory diseases. Surgery laboratories continue through the course.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 610 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 612  Clinical Practice III

  • Credit: 8 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 611.

VM 613  Clinical Practice IV

  • Credit:   13 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 611.

VM 614  Clinical Practice V

  • Credit:   8 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 611.

VM 615  Clinical Practice VI

  • Credit: 8 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 611.

VM 616  Clinical Practice VII

  • Credit:  8 hours.
  • Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals.
  • Prerequisite:  VM 611.

 

VM 617  Professional Development