June 14, 2021 8:26 AM

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center will allow clients into the building with patients. Find details here.

Any patient presented to the MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will undergo an initial medical evaluation to determine if urgent care is needed, and whether hospitalization is warranted. The MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will only hospitalize patients that our clinicians consider to be unstable or to have life-threatening conditions.

DOCTOR OF VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM Curriculum

Dvm Year 3 Curriculum 2020

Semester Five: Fall

(Implemented 8/19/19)
19 credits

539 Veterinary Career and Practice Management V

1 credit, Semester-long

Students will understand legal requirements for veterinary medical record management and veterinary business, understand the role of veterinary practice boards and malpractice, and demonstrate competency in interviewing and contract negotiation.

578 Clinical Reasoning I

8 Credits, 8 Weeks

Students will develop clinical reasoning skills in veterinary medicine with a focus on common and critical conditions in animals.

579 Clinical Reasoning II

7 Credits, 7 Weeks

Students will develop advanced clinical reasoning skills development, including complex cases that involve multiple systems, animal populations, and public health implications.

580 Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesia

3 Credits, Semester-long

Students will understand and develop basic veterinary surgical and anesthesia skills.

SEMESTER SIX: SPRING

(Implemented 8/19/19)
17 Credits

581 Clinical Reasoning III

5 Credits, 8 Weeks

Students will develop advanced clinical reasoning skills in veterinary medicine and integrating societal, cultural, economic and ethical components of veterinary decision-making.

582 Junior Surgery

3 Credits, 8 Weeks

Students will understand, develop and demonstrate essential veterinary surgical and anesthesia skills.

Clinical Veterinary Clerkship

3 Credits, 3 weeks

Clinical Veterinary Clerkship

3 Credits, 3 weeks

Clinical Veterinary Clerkship

3 Credits, 3 weeks