Year 3 Curriculum

YEAR 3 FALL SEMESTER COURSES

VET430 - Core Stream

CORE - 4 Units Total

Longitudinal stream to include law, ethics, regulatory medicine, business, communication and disaster medicine.
VET431 - Anesthesia/Surgery Stream

CORE - 4.5 Units Total

Introduction to surgical anatomy, operative and anesthetic skills.
VET432A - Comparative Stream I

CORE - 2 Units

Approach commonly encountered diseases and medical problems across multiple species. Development of problem-solving skills related to the medical problems of all species from the level of individual animals to groups/herds/populations.
VET432B - Comparative Stream II

CORE - 2 Units

Approach commonly encountered diseases and medical problems across multiple species. Development of problem-solving skills related to the medical problems of all species from the level of individual animals to groups/herds/populations.
VET433A - Small Animal Stream I

ELECTIVE - 9 Units

Clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, and the medical and surgical approaches to the infectious, musculoskeletal, neurologic and ophthalmologic diseases of small animals.
VET433B - Small Animal Stream II

ELECTIVE - 9 Units

Clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, and the medical and surgical approaches to the dermatologic, dental, and gastrointestinal diseases of small animals as well as preventative medicine and nutrition.
VET434A - Large Animal Stream I

ELECTIVE - 9 Units

Fundamentals of entry level large animal medicine and surgery to promote development of problem-solving skills for diagnosis, treatment and control of various disease conditions.
VET434B - Large Animal Stream II

ELECTIVE - 9 Units

Continuation of fundamentals of entry level large animal medicine and surgery to promote development of problem-solving skills for diagnosis, treatment and control of various disease conditions.

YEAR 3 SPRING SEMESTER CORE COURSES

VET430 - Core Stream

CORE - 4 Units Total

Longitudinal stream to include law, ethics, regulatory medicine, business, communication and disaster medicine.
VET431 - Anesthesia/Surgery Stream

CORE - 4.5 Units Total

Introduction to surgical anatomy, operative and anesthetic skills.
VET432C - Comparative Stream III

CORE - 4 Units

Approach commonly encountered diseases and medical problems across multiple species. Development of problem-solving skills related to the medical problems of all species from the level of individual animals to groups/herds/populations.
VET433C - Small Animal Stream III

ELECTIVE - 10 Units

Clinical manifestations, diagnostic methods, and the medical and surgical approaches to the cardiorespiratory, endocrine, and urinary medicine as well as diagnosis and therapy of oncologic diseases in small animals. Introduction to companion, avian, and exotic pet medicine and surgery.
VET435A - Large Animal Stream - Equine Emphasis

ELECTIVE - 12 Units

Fundamental and advanced levels of equine medicine, surgery, lameness and reproduction. Focus on management of individual equids.
VET435B - Large Animal - Livestock Emphasis

ELECTIVE - 12 Units

Fundamental and advanced levels of livestock medicine and surgery of individual animals and population health. Focus on all livestock species including cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry.
VET435C - Large Animal Stream - Zoological Medicine Emphasis

ELECTIVE - 12 Units

Taxon- and topic-based approach to learning zoological medicine. Anatomy, physiology, nutrition, management, anesthesia, medicine, surgery and pathology on non-domestic free-ranging and captive species.
VET436 - Companion Small Mammal

ELECTIVE - 3 Units

Fundamental understanding of the etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, treatment, prevention, and control of medical diseases of companion small exotic mammals.
VET437 - Avian/Reptile

ELECTIVE - 3 Units

Organized by organ systems to present reptile and avian health issues. An overview of applied anatomy, physiology and clinical pathology of common species will be provided through laboratory opportunities and discussion of common diseases and treatments.
VET438 - Poultry

ELECTIVE - 3 Units

Introduction to practical poultry medicine. Gross pathology, biosecurity and basic diagnostic tests. Visits to hatcheries, broiler, layer and turkey farms.
VET439 - Laboratory Animal

ELECTIVE - 3 Units

Basics of laboratory animal medicine including diseases, medicine, and surgery and comparative biology of the most common species and introduction to regulations. Course will be a combination of lecture, wet labs and projects.
VET440 - Business and Communication

CORE - 1.5 Units

Develop professional communication and business skills that are directly applicable in veterinary clinical practice by actively participating in a wide variety of interactive learning opportunities.
VET441 - Clinical Pathology

CORE - 1.5 Units

Application of problem-solving and microscopy skills to laboratory data and laboratory specimens. Sections to include hematology, immunology, body fluids, exfoliative cytology, urinalysis, microbiology and clinical chemistry data and interpretation.