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DVM Professional Degree Program

Second Year Professional Program

Fall Semester

VMB 930 - Anesthesiology - Anesthetic principles, agents, and techniques of mammalian, avian, and rodent species. 2 semester hours.

VMB 933 - Introductory Pharmacology – The action of drugs in animals and man including basic principles of drug disposition and pharmacokinetics is discussed. Modification of physiological processes by drugs influencing coordination by the nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems are described. 5 semester hours.

VMC 932 - Principles of Surgery and Introduction to Small Animal Surgical Diseases – Principles of the science, art and craft of surgery are presented as a foundation for applied clinical applications. Asepsis, instrumentation suture technique, and wound healing are emphasized. 3 semester hours.

VMC 937 - Introduction to Physical Examination Skills - Small Animal – Introduction to physical examination, laboratory sample collection, and medication administration skills in dogs and cats. Students will also be taught how to understand and use the problem oriented approach for patient management. Students must be enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. 1 semester hour. (Note: moving to Year 1, Spring effective Spring 2015)

VMP 930 -Infection and Immunity 3 - effective 8/2013. Infection & Immunity 3, VMP 930, is designed to serve as a continuation of Infection & Immunity 1 & 2 (first-year curriculum) for the second-year veterinary student. This course is designed to reinforce principles of infectious disease and immunity introduced in the first year of the DVM curriculum and expand upon specific groups of parasites. This course will cover the diagnosis, treatment and control of major endo and ecto parasites of domesticated animals. 3 semester hours.

VMP 931 - Veterinary Pathology I – Introduction to the basic pathologic changes which occur in animal tissues. Developmental processes and resulting morphology observed at gross, cellular, and subcellular level emphasized. 4 semester hours.

VMP 934 - Problem Solving Cases Infectious Disease & Immunity 2 - This course is intended to challenge first-year veterinary students to reach a diagnosis of realistic cases involving either infectious diseases or immune pathology. The first part of the course is an introduction to diagnostic laboratory procedures. The second portion of the course requires the students to develop a list of differential causes to assigned clinical cases, choose a presumptive diagnosis based on available data and ordering of diagnostic tests to confirm the presumptive diagnosis. The individual cases are discussed in a small group format with a faculty facilitator. 2 semester hours.

VMP 936 - Health Maintenance and Animal Production II – This course is part II of a series with VMP 916 and 956 designed to introduce students to procedures for health maintenance and care of horses and food-producing animals. Students learn how to care for animals, prevent diseases, and milk cows in laboratories. 1 semester hour.

Spring Semester

VMB 943 - Pharmacology and Veterinary Therapeutics – A course in clinical pharmacology with emphasis on the pharmacology of antimicrobial drugs, systematic pharmacology, pharmacology applied to special species, prescription writing, and benefit-risk assessment. 3 semester hours.

VMB 965 - Veterinary Nutritional Health – The role of nutrition in veterinary medicine. Development, diagnosis and prevention of nutritional problems in a variety of species will be discussed, frequently employing a comparative approach. 2 semester hours. 

VMC 931 - Introduction to Physical Examination Skills - Laboratory Animal and Zoological Species - Introduction to the biology, husbandry, physical examination, laboratory sample collection, and medication administration skills in laboratory animals and zoological species. 1 semester hour.

VMP 936 - Health Maintenance and Animal Production II – This course is part II of a series with VMP 916 and 956 designed to introduce students to procedures for health maintenance and care of horses and food-producing animals. Students learn how to care for animals, prevent diseases, and milk cows in laboratories. 1 semester hour.

VMP 941 - Veterinary Pathology II – Systemic Pathology - A study of how organ systems respond to pathogenic influences with emphasis on specific diseases and the lesions these diseases produce in the body. 5 semester hours.

VMP 942 - Veterinary Clinical Pathology – Introduction to the mechanisms which produce abnormal physiologic parameters within the animal during illness, with emphasis on the techniques for determining those abnormalities in the living animal. 3 semester hours.

VMP 945 - Epidemiology & Public Health – The focus of this course is to construct a foundation for clinical medicine by acquiring a holistic view of disease, exploring optimal preventive medicine strategies while developing a critical thinking skills and quantitative reasoning techniques. The teaching/learning format of the course will include lecture, in-class exercises, discussions and case studies. 3 semester hours.