Veterinary Medicine Courses (VM)

VM Class Schedule

Courses

VM 601   Clinical Practice I   credit: 4 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on exposure to the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only.

VM 602   Structure and Function I   credit: 9.5 Hours.

Teaches gross anatomy of the limbs of the dog, cat, horse, and ox; histology of basic tissues, and endocrines, immune, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems; early development; cell physiology and endocrinology; neurobiology of excitable tissues including brain, nerves, and muscles; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601. No graduate credit. 9.5 professional hours.

VM 603   Structure and Function II   credit: 9 Hours.

Teaches gross anatomy of the thoracic and abdominal cavity of the dog, cat, horse, ox, sheep, goat and pig; histology and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems; neurobiology of the autonomic system and pain; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601. No graduate credit. 9 professional hours. Prerequisite: VCM 602 and good-standing in the veterinary professional curriculum or consent of instructor.

VM 604   Structure and Function III   credit: 9.5 Hours.

Teaches gross anatomy of the pelvic cavity and head of the dog, cat, horse, ox, sheep, goat and pig; histology of the reproductive, urinary, and special senses systems; reproductive and renal physiology; neurobiology of cranial nerves and special senses; basic animal nutrition; and clinical correlations between these subjects and the clinical experiences of VM 601. Course Information:No graduate credit. 9.5 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 603 and good-standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 605   Pathobiology I   credit: 9.5 Hours.

Teaches principles of pharmacology; general pathology; immunology; medical genetics; and mechanistic toxicology. No graduate credit. 9.5 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 604 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 606   Clinical Practice II   credit: 4 Hours.

Teaches in greater depth the clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on exposure to the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 4 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 601, VM 604, and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 607   Pathobiology II   credit: 10 Hours.

Infectious disease concepts in parasitology, protozoology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology; and introduces basic antimicrobial pharmacology. No graduate credit. 10 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 605, VM 606, and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum; or consent of instructor.

VM 608   Pathobiology III   credit: 9 Hours.

Pathology, clinical pathology, and imaging of organ systems; epidemiology and food safety; and includes an integrative laboratory covering commonly encountered problems in infectious diseases. No graduate credit. 9 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 607 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 609   Medicine and Surgery I   credit: 10.5 Hours.

Teaches the practice of medicine and surgery of anesthesiology, neurology, ophthalmology, reproduction, and neonatology. Surgery and Theriogenology laboratories occur throughout this course. No graduate credit. 10.5 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 608 and good-standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 610   Medicine and Surgery II   credit: 10.5 Hours.

Teaches and practice of medicine and surgery of dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and urology. Surgery and Theriogenology laboratories continue throughout this course. No graduate credit. 10.5 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 609 and good-standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 611   Medicine and Surgery III   credit: 9.5 Hours.

Teaches the practice of medicine and surgery of animal behavior, cardiology, clinical toxicology, imaging, musculoskeletal diseases, oncology/hematology/immune-related diseases, and respiratory diseases. Surgery laboratories continue through the course. No graduate credit. 9.5 professional hours. Prerequisite: VM 610 and good standing in the veterinary professional curriculum, or consent of instructor.

VM 612   Clinical Practice III   credit: 8 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 611.

VM 613   Clinical Practice IV   credit: 13 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 13 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 611.

VM 614   Clinical Practice V   credit: 8 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 611.

VM 615   Clinical Practice VI   credit: 8 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No graduate credit. 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 611.

VM 616   Clinical Practice VII   credit: 8 Hours.

Teaches clinical skills, practices, and procedures used in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and provides hands-on experience in the methodologies used to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease in animals. No gractuate credit. 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 611.

VM 617   Professional Development   credit: 8 Hours.

Provides students with a capstone experience near graduation to enhance their educations with advanced professional experiences tailored to their career needs and/or to strengthen perceived areas of weakness in their professional education and development. No graduate credit. 8 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: VM 616 and good-standing in the veterinary professional curriculum.

VM 620   Canine Feline Behavior   credit: 1 or 3 Hours.

This lecture/discussion course examines the evolutionary histories, domestication process, development behavior social behavior and problem behavior of the dog and the cat. Topics also include learning theory, training methods, and behavior modification approaches for companion animals. Analysis and discussion of behavior/training case studies are included, and lectures and discussions focus on issues that are relevant to the involved in-depth analysis of behavior problem case studies. No graduate credit. 1 or 3 professional hours.

VM 622   Research Project I   credit: 2 Hours.

In this lecture/discussion course, students will work in groups, each led by a faculty mentor. Each group will develop a research question, design experiments to answer the question, and write a project proposal. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Good standing in the veterinary curriculum.

VM 623   Research Project II   credit: 2 Hours.

In this lecture/discussion course, which is a continuation of VM 622, students will work in groups, each led by a faculty mentor. The groups will conduct the research project that was planned and proposed in VM 622, analyze the data, and prepare a scientific manuscript for publication. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Good standing in the veterinary curriculum.

VM 626   The Basics of Business   credit: 1 Hour.

Business principles related to managing a veterinary practice including economics, negotiations, finance, communication and interpersonal skills, accounting, and management. 1 graduate hour. 1 professional hour. Prerequisite: Third year standing in the veterinary curriculum or consent of instructor.

VM 627   Fundamentals of Finance   credit: 1 Hour.

Provides students with a strong introductory background in the basic aspects of personal and corporate finance. Topics addressed include financial statements, budgeting, debt management, interest rates, personal investment strategies, developing and managing a portfolio of investments, time value of money, financial decision making, and managing financial risk. No graduate credit. 1 professional hour. Approved for S/U grading only.

VM 635   Veterinary Medical Spanish   credit: 2 Hours.

In this course second year veterinary students will learn basic veterinary Spanish terminology to enable them to communicate effectively with clients. This involves language skills necessary to describe diseases of various animals and discuss treatment options, their benefits and side effects, and cost of treatment with the client. No graduate credit. 2 professional hours. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisites: Students should have basic writing, reading, and speaking skills in Spanish. Second year students only.

VM 642   Contemporary Issues in Vet Med   credit: 1 Hour.

An introductory course for first year veterinary students that will explore issues affecting the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, as well as career opportunities. Approved for S/U grading only.

VM 643   Fundamentals of Management   credit: 1 Hour.

An introductory course for second year veterinary students that explores the aspects of managing people in a business setting. Compliance, motivation, engagement, persuading, developing, and retaining employees will be covered as well s cross generational issues in the work place. No graduate credit. 1 professional hour. Approved for S/U grading only.

VM 645   Communications in Practice   credit: 1 Hour.

An introductory course for third year veterinary students that will explore the service and communication side of veterinary medicine as well as facilitate in educating students on personal finance, resume development, interviewing contracts and negotiation, and intra and interpersonal communication. No graduate credit. 1 professional hour. Approved for S/U grading only.

VM 694   Veterinary Medicine   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

To be used to designate a trial or experimental course for five or more students. It is designed to be an elective fin the CVM professional curriculum. A course can be taught under this designation two times within a two-year period and cannot be renewed as a VM 694 course. No graduate credit. 1 to 4 professional hours. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours if topics vary. Prerequisite: Registration in the veterinary medicine curriculum or consent of instructor.