Year 2 Curriculum

YEAR 2 FALL SEMESTER COURSES

VET408 - Cardiovascular/Respiratory

CORE - 9 Units

Normal cardiovascular and respiratory system biology and the integrated response of those systems to injury or disease.
VET409 - Renal/Urinary

CORE - 6 Units Total

Examine and explore the normal morphology (gross and microscopic), physiology, pathology and imaging of the upper and lower urinary tract in multiple species.
VET410 - Endocrine/Reproduction

CORE - 9 Units

Anatomy and histology of endocrine glands and reproductive systems in males and females. Understand the physiology and pathology at the molecular, cellular and organismal level.
VET411 - Skin

CORE - 3 Units

Structure and functions of the skin and specialized keratinized structures in veterinary species. Review mechanisms by which skin responds to perturbations and discuss wound healing and skin pathology.
VET416 - VMTH Rotation

CORE - 1.5 Units Total

Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment.
VET417 - Professional & Clinical Skills

CORE - 2.5 Units Total

Builds on foundations from freshman year in communication, history-taking, client interactions, team-building, conflict and stress management and professional behaviors.

YEAR 2 SPRING SEMESTER CORE COURSES

VET412 - Oncology

CORE - 3 Units

Covers basic mechanisms, etiology, causes and the approach to diagnosis and treatment of cancer with emphasis on veterinary patients.
VET413 - Immunology/Infectious Disease

CORE - 12 Units

Integrates immunology, microbiology, virology, parasitology of common infectious, zoonotic and foreign animal diseases.
VET414 - Population Health

CORE - 6 Units

Principles of evidence-based medicine, study design and inference, and disease transmission in populations. Topics include biostatistics, outbreak investigation and response, diagnostic tests, vaccine strategies, food safety, foreign animal diseases, and impact of environmental health on animals and humans.
VET415 - Clinical Foundations

CORE - 9 Units

Essential concepts that are shared across year three blocks. Includes foundational material in anesthesia, surgery and emergency medicine with cases that include interpretation of clinical pathology and imaging.
VET416 - VMTH Rotation

CORE - 1.5 Units Total

Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment.
VET417 - Professional & Clinical Skills

CORE - 2.5 Units Total

Builds on foundations from freshman year in communication, history-taking, client interactions, team-building, conflict and stress management and professional behaviors.