Students

First Year Curriculum

FIRST YEAR FALL SEMESTER COURSES
Course Number Type  Units  Title Description
VET400 Core 6 total Y1-Prof/Clin Skills 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 Core  13.5 Basic Foundations Essential basic information regarding histology, general pathology, biochemistry, pharmacology and population health that is foundational to all blocks.
VET402 Core  6 Heme/Lymph/Coag 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.
VET403 Core  9 total Musculoskeletal 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.
VET407 Core 1.5 total VMTH rotation Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment. 
FIRST YEAR SPRING SEMESTER COURSES
VET400 Core 6 total Y1-Prof/Clin Skills 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 Core  9 total Musculoskeletal 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 Core  12 Neuroscience/Senses/Behavior 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 Core  10.5 Gastrointest/Metabolism 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.
VET406 Core  3 Nutrition/Tox 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 Core 1.5 total VMTH rotation Integrate basic and preclinical material working with senior student in a clinical environment.