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DVM Professional Degree Program

Third Year Professional Program

Fall Semester

VMB 954 - Veterinary Toxicology and Poisonous Plants – Pharmacological basis and pathological features of diseases of animals and birds caused by common toxic chemicals and plants with emphasis on clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. 3 semester hours.

VMC 951 - Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery – This course is an overview of medical and surgical management of selected metabolic, neoplastic, nutritional, immune-mediated, developmental, and degenerative diseases of companion animals. 5 semester hours.

VMC 952 - Equine Medicine & Surgery – Medical conditions in large domesticated animals are presented in this course. Discussions involve the agents causing diseases and the therapeutic methods used to correct. 4 semester hours.

VMC 953 - Laboratory Animal and Special Species Medicine – The biology, use, and diseases of laboratory animal species are presented. Emphasis is on signs, epizootiology, pathogenesis, treatment, and disease control programs for the more significant diseases of these animals. Clinically important conditions of wildlife, zoo species caged birds, and aquarium fishes are presented. 3 semester hours.

VMC 957 - Introduction to Clinical Practice – The problem-oriented approach to diagnosis is introduced through exposure to clinical case studies, supervised visits with local veterinary practitioner, and participation in the medicine and surgery services in The Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Familiarity is gained with admission procedures, medical records, patient management, and clinical rounds. 1 semester hour.

VMC 933 - Theriogenology – The physiology, endocrinology, and pathology of the reproductive system are presented. Emphasis includes genital anatomy and function, endocrine interrelationships, and methods for examination of mammary gland and reproductive tract function, including diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders. 3 semester hours.

VMP 956 - Health Maintenance and Animal Production III – This course is part III of a series designed to instruct students in procedures for maintaining the health and well-being of horses and food-producing animals. Students learn how to prevent diseases and promote animal production, including production of safe meat and milk. 1 semester hour.

VMP 958 -Exotic and Emerging Diseases– Zoonoses and food safety issues will be reviewed. Students will be challenged to discuss and articulate the role of veterinarians in ensuring the public health. 1 semester hour.

Spring Semester

VMB 960 - Veterinary Radiology and Radiobiology – Fundamentals of radiographic diagnosis and radiation safety. 3 semester hours.

VMC 961 - Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery II – This course is an overview of medical and surgical management of selected metabolic, neoplastic, nutritional, immune-mediated, developmental, and degenerative diseases of companion animals. 4 semester hours.

VMC 962 - Animal Welfare, Ethics and Societal Responsibility - This course examines the social, legal and ethical issues behind the science of veterinary medicine and allows for critical evaluation and discussion of a variety of controversial issues challenging current belief systems.  Provides the basic leadership and operational training necessary to become a Credentialed Responder for the State of North Carolina. 2 semester hours.

VMC 965 - Large Animal Surgery & Diagnostic Techniques – This lab emphasizes practical skills in large animal surgical and diagnostic techniques. 1 semester hour.

VMP 956 - Health Maintenance and Animal Production III – This course is part III of a series designed to instruct students in procedures for maintaining the health and well-being of horses and food-producing animals. Students learn how to prevent diseases and promote animal production, including production of safe meat and milk. 1 semester hour.

VMP 962 - Food Animal Medicine & Surgery – The principles of medical and surgical disorders of ruminants are presented. This includes the cause of the disorders and the diagnostic, therapeutic and prophylactic measures necessary to correct, reduce or prevent these problems. 3 semester hours.

VMP 964 - Swine and Poultry Medicine – Lecture series supplemented with projected illustration on the most economically important diseases of poultry and swine. Emphasis is placed on definition of diseases, etiology, characteristics of the disease, and diagnosis. The economics related to occurrence, prevention, treatment, and control are presented. 3 semester hours.