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CVM DVM Curriculum

Year 1
Fall semester Spring semester
  • Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology

  • Principles of Veterinary Anatomy and Embryology

  • Veterinary Cell Biology

  • Microscopic Anatomy of Domestic Animals

  • Physical Diagnosis

  • Principles of Physiology I

  • Basic Comparative Animal Nutrition
  • Applied Integrative Materials I

  • Veterinary Virology

  • Veterinary Immunology

  • Laboratory on Comparative Anatomy of Horse and Food Animals

  • Professional Skills and Attributes

  •  Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

  • Principles of Physiology II
Year 2
Fall semester Spring semester
  • Applied Integrative Materials II

  • Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine

  • Veterinary Parasitology

  • Veterinary Animal Behavior

  • General Animal Pathology

  • Comparative Clinical Dermatology

  • Principles of Pharmacology
  • Principles of Anesthesia

  • Veterinary Ophthalmology

  • Polysystemic Diseases

  • Principles of Surgery & General Surgery Practicum

  • Systemic Pathology I

  • Clinical Pathology

  • Veterinary Toxicology
Year 3
Fall semester Spring semester
  • Theriogenology

  • Large Animal Digestive Diseases

  • Musculoskeletal Diseases

  • Small Animal and Large Animal Basic Surgical Techniques

  • Small Animal Digestive Diseases

  • Radiology

  • Systemic Pathology II
  • Neurology

  • Respiratory Diseases

  • Cardiology

  • 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:
  • Small Animal Community Practice

  • Clinical Anesthesiology

  • Clinical Radiology

  • Diagnostic Pathology

  • Large Animal Internal Medicine

  • Large Animal Surgery

  • Large Animal Farm Practice

  • General Theriogenology

  • Food Animal Practice

  • Food Animal Practice - Beef Cattle

  • Dairy Production Medicine

  • Large Animal Emergency Medicine & Surgery

  • Large Animal Advanced Anesthesia

  • Equine Diagnostic Imaging & Lameness

  • Small Animal General Surgery

  • Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
  • Exotic Animal, Wildlife, and Zoo Clinical Medicine

  • Small Animal Dermatology

  • Small Animal Ophthalmology

  • Small Animal Internal Medicine

  • Small Animal Neurology / Neurosurgery

  • Small Animal Clinical Oncology

  • Small Animal Cardiology

  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

  • Studies in Advanced Clinical Parasitology

  • Wildlife Population Health

  • Anatomic Pathology Clerkship

  • Advanced Dairy Medicine

  • Advanced Small Animal Nutrition

  • Avian (poultry only) Medicine Clinical Rotation

  • Practice Management

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