Preparing you for the future

We’re driven by a deep passion and commitment to define and deliver all that veterinary medicine can and should be. That passion and commitment are reflected in our curriculum and the areas that you can choose to study. You’ll cover all aspects of veterinary medicine during your four years at the CVM – and leave fully prepared to take your next step.

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CVM Curriculum

Year 1

Fall Semester

  • Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology
  • Principles of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Veterinary Cell Biology
  • Microscopic Anatomy of Domestic Animals
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Principles of Physiology I
  • Basic Comparative Animal Nutrition

Spring Semester

  • 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 

  • Applied Integrative Materials II
  • Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Animal Behavior
  • General Animal Pathology
  • Comparative Clinical Dermatology
  • Principles of Pharmacology

Spring Semester

  • Principles of Anesthesia
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Polysystemic Diseases
  • Principles of Surgery & General Surgery Practicum
  • Systemic Pathology I
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary Toxicology
Year 3

Fall Semester

  • Theriogenology
  • Large Animal Digestive Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Small Animal and Large Animal Basic Surgical Techniques
  • Small Animal Digestive Diseases
  • Radiology
  • Systemic Pathology II

Spring Semester

  • Neurology
  • Respiratory Diseases
  • Cardiology
  • Veterinary Practice Management

Note: The second term of year 3 is eight weeks long. The clinical year starts immediately after this 8-week term.

Year 4

The fourth-year program allows veterinary students some flexibility to concentrate on 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 they may pursue a more 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

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.