DVM Curriculum

Year 1
Fall semester Spring semester
  1. Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology

  2. Principles of Veterinary Anatomy and Embryology

  3. Veterinary Cell Biology

  4. Microscopic Anatomy of Domestic Animals

  5. Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

  6. Principles of Physiology I

  7. Basic Comparative Animal Nutrition

  1. Physical Diagnosis

  2. Veterinary Virology

  3. Veterinary Immunology

  4. Laboratory on Comparative Anatomy of Horse and Food Animals

  5. Veterinary Ethics and Jurisprudence

  6. Veterinary Medicine: An Umbrella of Opportunities

  7. Principles of Physiology II

Year 2
Fall semester Spring semester
  1. Applied Preventive Health

  2. Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

  3. Veterinary Parasitology

  4. Veterinary Animal Behavior

  5. General Animal Pathology

  6. Dermatology and Integumentary

  7. Principles of Pharmacology
  1. Principles of Anesthesia

  2. Veterinary Ophthalmology

  3. Polysystemic Diseases

  4. Principles of Surgery

  5. General Surgery Practicum

  6. Systemic Pathology I

  7. Clinical Pathology

  8. Veterinary Toxicology

Year 3
Fall semester Spring semester
  1. Theriogenology

  2. Large Animal Digestive Diseases

  3. Musculoskeletal Diseases

  4. Small Animal and Large Animal Basic Surgical Techniques

  5. Small Animal Digestive Diseases

  6. Radiology

  7. Systemic Pathology II
  1. Neurology

  2. Respiratory Diseases

  3. Cardiology

  4. Veterinary Practice Management
The second term of year 3 is 8 weeks in duration. The clinical year starts immediately after this 8-week term.

Year 4
The fourth year program allows veterinary students some flexibility to concentrate their interests in specific areas. The program begins immediately following the conclusion of Year 3 (approximately early March) and continues for 14 months.

Each course in the fourth year is taught as a 2 or 3 week block. Students take each course as a separate block. Students select clinical rotations with guidance from faculty advisors. A student may concentrate his/her attentions toward small or large animal rotations, or he/she may pursue a general, mixed-animal course of study.

Because the fourth-year program is continuous, some blocks may end or begin during holidays or semester breaks.

Clinical rotations:
  1. Small Animal Community Practice

  2. Clinical Anesthesiology

  3. Clinical Radiology

  4. Diagnostic Pathology

  5. Large Animal Internal Medicine

  6. Large Animal Surgery

  7. Large Animal Farm Practice

  8. Theriogenology

  9. Food Animal Practice

  10. Food Animal Practice - Beef Cattle

  11. Dairy Production Medicine

  12. Advanced Equine Theriogenology

  13. Large Animal Advanced Anesthesia

  14. Equine Diagnostic Imaging & Lameness

  15. Small Animal General Surgery

  16. Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
  1. Exotic Animal, Wildlife, and Zoo Clinical Medicine

  2. Small Animal Dermatology

  3. Small Animal Ophthalmology

  4. Small Animal Internal Medicine

  5. Small Animal Neurology / Neurosurgery

  6. Small Animal Clinical Oncology

  7. Small Animal Cardiology

  8. Daytime Emergency and Critical Care

  9. Studies in Advanced Clinical Parasitology

  10. Wildlife Population Health

  11. Anatomic Pathology Clerkship

  12. Clinical Pathology Clerkship

  13. Advanced Small Animal Nutrition

  14. Avian (poultry only) Medicine Clinical Rotation

  15. Clinical Animal Behavior

  16. Small Animal Ultrasound Elective