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Focus Area for Mixed Animal Practice

Description of the Focus Area

This focus area is designated for the student who would like to have a broad clinical education. Each student will choose an advisor, who will help to guide the choices among the selectives and electives.

Recent/Current Number of Mixed Animal Focused Students

Advisors

You may choose an advisor from any practice area.  Be sure that the individual knows that you are interested in mixed animal practice, so that you can design a suitable plan of study.

Steps to pursue a focus in mixed animal practice

  1. Identify an advisor
  2. Take selectives that will give you a broad background and that will allow you get into your desired 4th year rotations
  3. Plan your summer experiences in mixed animal practice to confirm that you enjoy this area of practice
  4. Take the required 4th year rotations. Plan your elective blocks to gain additional experience in areas of interest.

Year 1-3 Requirements

Selectives and electives will be chosen with the guidance of the advisor. There are no required selectives for this focus area. Please note, however, that some senior rotations have prerequisite selective or electives that must be completed if the student wishes to take the senior rotation.

Year 1-3 Recommended Courses

Selectives and electives will be chosen with the guidance of the advisor. There are no required selectives for this focus area. Please note, however, that some senior rotations have prerequisite selective or electives that must be completed if the student wishes to take the senior rotation.

Fourth Year Required Rotations

Core Senior Clinical Rotations - all are required

**All Extramural Rotations (in 4th year) - maximum of 6 credits (3 rotations) total

One rotation from the following group

One rotation from the following group

One rotation from the following group

Three rotations from the following group

Other Experiences

Summer practice experiences should be arranged to gain experience in the particular practice areas the student wishes to incorporate into a mixed practice.  Consult your advisor.

Other Useful Information

A good place to look for experiences: http://ruralvets.com/