Year 1 Curriculum

YEAR 1 FALL SEMESTER COURSES

VET400 - Professional and Clinical Skills

CORE - 6 Units Total

Outline expectations and skill set required to participate successfully in the DVM curriculum to include curriculum mapping, bioinformatics, student-centered learning and an introduction to critical thinking, problem solving and working in teams.
VET401 - Basic Foundations

CORE - 12 Units Total

Essential basic information regarding histology, general pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology and population health that is foundational to all blocks.
VET402 - Immunology/Hematology/Coagulation

CORE - 6 Units

The lexicon, morphology, production, structure and function of peripheral blood cells, their bone marrow precursors and the lymphoid system, the process and regulation of hemostasis, and the laboratory evaluation of all of these in health and disease.
VET406 - Pharmacology/Nutrition/Toxicology

CORE - 6 Units

Focuses on the basic principles of nutrition and toxicology as well as pathophysiologic changes, diagnostic procedures and treatments of nutritional diseases and intoxications of domestic animals and wildlife. Incorporates case examples and self-directed learning to reinforce important concepts.
VET407 - VMTH rotation

CORE - 1.5 Units Total

Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment.

YEAR 1 SPRING SEMESTER COURSES

VET400 - Professional and Clinical Skills

CORE - 6 Units Total

Outline expectations and skill set required to participate successfully in the DVM curriculum to include curriculum mapping, bioinformatics, student-centered learning and an introduction to critical thinking, problem solving and working in teams.
VET403 - Musculoskeletal

CORE - 9 Units

Anatomy, histology, and physiology necessary for understanding form and function of the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons in producing locomotion; and the pathologic processes that produce typical responses to injury of musculoskeletal structures in domestic animals.
VET404 - Neuroscience/Senses/Behavior

CORE - 10.5 Units

Provides an integrated study of normal neurobiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neurpharmacology, neurotoxicology, ophthalmology and behavior. The major goal is to provide a basis for students to engage in studies of clinical neurology, ophthalmology, and behavior.
VET405 - Gastrointestinal/metabolism

CORE - 9 Units

Examines interrelatedness and functions of the organs associated with the gastrointestinal tract. Applied problems in pharmacology, physical examination, diagnostic testing, and imaging are used to reinforce a basic understanding of organ anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and nutrition/metabolism.
VET407 - VMTH Rotation

CORE - 1.5 Units

Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment.