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Professional Curriculum

Fourth Professional Year

The fourth professional year consists of a 17-block rotation continuing in the student's clinical track choice. A total of 156 credits are required for graduation from the professional program. Curriculum requirements are subject to change without published notice.

All students will be registered for VCS 86000 Emergency Medicine/ICU. Over the course of the entire fourth year, students will be assigned and evaluated on skills in emergency medicine and ICU duties.

 

One of the 17 blocks will be a vacation block. Students may choose to take this block as a break in their studies or substitute another elective block to enhance their studies. Plans of study for the seven clinical tracks include the following:

 

Companion Animal Track

Required Courses: 10 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
VCS 86100 (Small Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86201 (Small Animal General Surgery I)
VCS 86202 (Small Animal Surgery-Orthopedic/Neurosurgery I)
VCS 86502 (Large Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 87201 (Clinical Veterinary Anesthesiology)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 81000 (Externship), 6 weeks

Choose one:

VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)

Choose one:

VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice), 3 weeks 
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice), 6 weeks

Electives: Choose four electives unless Pet Practice was chosen above; in that case, choose three electives.

CPB 88400 (Laboratory Animal Medicine)
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 81900 (Small Animal Dentistry)
VCS 82100 (Neurology)
VCS 86001 (Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care)
VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 86800 (Equine Community Practice II)
VCS 87000 (Clinical Cardiology)
VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87102 (Oncology I)
VCS 87104 (Clinical Investigation in Oncology II)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice) 6 weeks
VCS 87202 (Small Animal General Surgery II)
VCS 87203 (Small Animal Surgery-Orthopedic/Neurosurgery II)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 87700 (Large Animal Lameness)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 88500 (Large Animal Medicine III-Equine)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Equine Track

Required Courses: 12 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
VCS 86500 (Large Animal Medicine I-Equine)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87201 (Veterinary Anesthesia)
VCS 87500 (Large Animal Medicine II-Equine)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 88500 (Large Animal Medicine III-Equine)
VCS 88600 (Large Animal Surgery III)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 81000 (Externship), 6 weeks

Electives: Choose four

CPB 88300 (Public Health)
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 86800 (Equine Community Practice II)
VCS 87700 (Large Animal Lameness)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 89101 (Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Food Animal Track

Required Courses: 9 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
VCS 86502 (Large Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 87201 (Veterinary Clinical Anesthesiology)
VM 81000 (Externship), 6 weeks

Choose three:

VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 87903 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine II)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)
VCS 88001 (Ruminant Production Medicine II)
VCS 88800 (Swine Production Medicine II)

Electives: Choose four

CPB 88300 (Public Health)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 86800 (Equine Community Practice II)
VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 87903 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine II)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)
VCS 88001 (Ruminant Production Medicine II)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 88800 (Swine Production Medicine II)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 87800 (Swine Herd Health and Diagnostic Pathology)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Large Animal Track

Required Courses: 11 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
VCS 86502 (Large Animal Medicine I-Mixed)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87201 (Veterinary Anesthesia)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II-Mixed)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 81000 (Externship) 6 weeks

Choose two:

VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)

Electives: Choose four

CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 86800 (Equine Community Practice II)
VCS 87700 (Large Animal Lameness)
VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 87903 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine II)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 88500 (Large Animal Medicine III-Equine)
VCS 88600 (Large Animal Surgery III)
VCS 88601 (Large Animal Surgery III-Food Animal)
VCS 88800 (Swine Production Medicine II)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)
VM 87800 (Swine Herd Health/Diagnostic Pathology)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Mixed Animal Track

Required courses: 10 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)
VCS 86100 (Small Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86201 (Small Animal General Surgery I)
VCS 86202 (Small Animal Surgery-Orthopedic/Neurosurgery I)
VCS 86502 (Large Animal Medicine I-Mixed)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 87201 (Clinical Veterinary Anesthesiology)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 81000 (Externship) 6 weeks

Choose one:

VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II-Mixed)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)

Choose one:

VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice) 3 weeks
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice) 6 weeks
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)

Electives: Choose four electives unless Pet Practice was chosen above; in that case, choose three electives.

CPB 88300 (Public Health)
CPB 88400 (Laboratory Animal Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 81900 (Small Animal Dentistry)
VCS 82100 (Neurology)
VCS 86001 (Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care)
VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 86800 (Equine Community Practice II)
VCS 87000 (Clinical Cardiology)
VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87102 (Oncology I)
VCS 87104 (Clinical Investigation in Oncology II)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice), 6 weeks
VCS 87202 (Small Animal General Surgery II)
VCS 87203 (Small Animal Orthopedic and Neurosurgery II)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II-Mixed)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 87700 (Large Animal Lameness)
VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 87903 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine II)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)
VCS 88001 (Ruminant Production Medicine II)
VCS 88100 (Small Animal Medicine III)
VCS 88500 (Large Animal Medicine III-Equine)
VCS 88600 (Large Animal Surgery III)
VCS 88601 (Large Animal Surgery III-Food Animal)
VCS 88800 (Swine Production Medicine II)
VCS 89101 (Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)
VM 87800 (Swine Herd Health and Diagnostic Pathology)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Non-practice Track

Required courses: 8 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
VCS 86100 (Small Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86201 (Small Animal General Surgery I)
VCS 86502 (Large Animal Medicine I-Mixed)
VCS 86600 (Large Animal Surgery I)
VCS 87201 (Veterinary Anesthesia)
VM 81000 (Externship), 6 weeks

Choose one:

CS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II-Mixed)

Choose one:

VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice) 3 weeks
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice), 6 weeks
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)

Eectives: Choose six electives unless Pet Practice was chosen above; in that case, choose five electives.

CPB 88300 (Public Health)
CPB 88400 (Laboratory Animal Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Clinical Microbiology Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 82100 (Neurology)
VCS 86202 (Small Animal Orthopedic/Neurosurgery I)
VCS 86001 (Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care)
VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice)
VCS 86700 (Equine Community Practice I)
VCS 87000 (Clinical Cardiology)
VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 87102 (Oncology I)
VCS 87104 (Clinical Investigation in Oncology II)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice) 6 weeks 
VCS 87202 (Small Animal General Surgery II)
VCS 87203 (Small Animal Orthopedic/Neurosurgery II)
VCS 87502 (Large Animal Medicine II-Mixed)
VCS 87600 (Large Animal Surgery II)
VCS 87700 (Large Animal Lameness)
VCS 87800 (Swine Production Medicine I)
VCS 87900 (Bovine Theriogenology and Production Medicine I)
VCS 88000 (Ruminant Production Medicine I)
VCS 88100 (Small Animal Medicine III)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 88600 (Large Animal Surgery III)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VCS 89101 (Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

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Small Animal Track

Required courses: 10 blocks

CPB 88501 (Necropsy)*
CPB 88502 (Microbiology)*
CPB 88503 (Clinical Pathology)*
VCS 86100 (Small Animal Medicine I)
VCS 86202 (Small Animal Surgery-Orthopedic/Neurosurgery I)
VCS 87100 (Small Animal Medicine II)
VCS 88100 (Small Animal Medicine III)
VCS 86201 (Small Animal General Surgery I)
VCS 87201 (Clinical Veterinary Anesthesiology)
VCS 89100 (Diagnostic Imaging)
VM 81000 (Externship), 6 weeks

Choose one:

VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice), 3 weeks
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice), 6 weeks

Choose one:

VCS 82100 (Neurology)
VCS 87000 (Clinical Cardiology)
VCS 87102 (Oncology I)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)

Electives: Choose three electives unless Small Animal Community Practice was chosen above. Choose two electives if Pet Practice was chosen.

CPB 88300 (Public Health)
CPB 88400 (Laboratory Animal Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88600 (Diagnostic Pathology Clerkship)
CPB 88700 (Avian Medicine Clerkship)
CPB 88800 (Microbiology II Clerkship)
CPB 88900 (Clinical Pathology II Clerkship)
VCS 81900 (Small Animal Dentistry)
VCS 82100 (Neurology)
VCS 86300 (Small Animal Community Practice)
VCS 87000 (Clinical Cardiology)
VCS 87102 (Oncology I)
VCS 87104 (Clinical Investigation in Oncology II)
VCS 87105 (Pet Practice), 6 weeks
VCS 87202 (Small Animal General Surgery II)
VCS 87203 (Small Animal Surgery-Orthopedic/Neurosurgery II)
VCS 88300 (Clinical Investigation in Theriogenology)
VCS 89101 (Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound)
VCS 89400 (Comparative Ophthalmology I)
VM 89000 (Adjunct Independent Study)
VM 89100 (Off-Campus Block)

* CPB 88501, 88502 and 88503 are taken concurrently in a single block.

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