DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM Curriculum

Dvm Year 2 Curriculum 2020

Semester One: Fall

(Implemented 8/19/19)

18 Credits

VM 530 Veterinary Sciences II

4 Credits, 4 Weeks

Host, agent, environment interaction for disease causation.

​VM 531 Immunologic and Hematologic Systems II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Immunologic and hematologic disorders of animals.

VM 536 Respiratory Systems II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Respiratory system disorders of animals.

VM 534 Cutaneous System II

2 Credits, 2 Weeks

Cutaneous system disorders of animals.

VM 535 Reproductive System II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Reproductive system disorders of animals.

VM 507 One Health III

1 Credit, Semester-long

Social issues of relevance to animals and the veterinary community. Emphasis on issues related to cutaneous, hematologic, immunologic, reproductive, and respiratory systems.

VM 508 Veterinary Doctoring III

1 Credit, Semester-long

Professionalism, communication, medical ethics, social competence, and clinical doctoring skills, with emphasis on issues and skills involving disorders of the cutaneous, hematologic, immunologic, reproductive, and respiratory systems.

VM 509 Practice Management and Finances III

1 Credit, Semester-long

Veterinary business finance including financial statement literacy and ratio analysis. Cost-of-care estimates and their communication to clients. Giving and receiving feedback, building positive work relationships, conflict management.

Semester Two: Spring

19 credits

VM 575 Digestive System II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Digestive system disorders of animals.

VM 569 Musculoskeletal System II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Musculoskeletal disorders of animals.

VM 571 Nervous System II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Nervous system disorders of animals.

VM 568 Urinary System II

3 Credits, 3 Weeks

Urinary system disorders of animals.

VM 565 Cardiovascular System II

2 Credits, 2 Weeks

Cardiovascular system disorders of animals.

VM 577 Endocrine System II

2 Credits, 2 Weeks

Endocrine system disorders of animals.

VM 510 One Health IV

1 Credit, Semester-long

Social and medical issues of relevance to animals and the veterinary community. Emphasis on issues related to cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous, and urinary systems.

VM 512 Veterinary Doctoring IV

1 Credit, Semester-long

Professionalism, communication, medical ethics, social competence, and clinical doctoring skills, with emphasis on issues and skills involving disorders of the cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, musculoskeletal, nervous, and urinary systems. Writing prescriptions, discharge instructions, and patient records. Managing emotions in work settings.

VM 537 Practice Management and Finances IV

1 Credit, Semester-long

Productivity and profitability, marketing, writing resumes and cover letters, interview strategies, professional development, and team selection, communication, and evaluation.