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Oklahoma State University
Center for Veterinary Health Sciences

Healthy Animals - Healthy People

DVM Curriculum

Year 1, Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7114

Veterinary Physiology I

4

VMED 7113

Veterinary Physiology II

3

VMED 7123

Histology

3

VMED 7144

Gross and Developmental Anatomy

4

VMED 7152

Zootechnology

2

VMED 7162

Orientation to the Veterinary Medical Profession

2

Total Credit Hours:

18

Year 1, Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7221

Evidence Based Medicine and Epidemiology 1

VMED 7223

Parasitology I

3

VMED 7235

Veterinary Physiology III

5

VMED 7243

Comparative Anatomy

3

VMED 7253

Veterinary Immunology

3

VMED 7264

General Pathology

4

Total Credit Hours:

19

Year 2, Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7311

Introduction to Clinics I

1

VMED 7323

Parasitology II

3

VMED 7333

Pharmacology I

3

VMED 7342

Clinical Anatomy

2

VMED 7354

Infectious Diseases I

4

VMED 7363

Clinical Pathology

3

 

Electives (3 hours required)

3

Total Credit Hours:

19

Year 2, Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7412

Anesthesiology

2

VMED 7413

Food Safety & Public Health

3

VMED 7432

Pharmacology II

2

VMED 7443

Diagnostic Imaging

3

VMED 7454

Infectious Diseases II

4

VMED 7482

Hemolymphatic/Oncology System*

2

 

Electives (3 hours required)

3

 

Total Credit Hours:

19

Year 3, Fall Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7502

Ophthalmology

2

VMED 7533

Toxicology

3

VMED 7563

Musculoskeletal System*

3

VMED 7583

Dermatology and Endocrinology*

3

VMED 7674

Theriogenology*

4

VMED 7592 Junior Surgery I 2
 

Electives (4 hours required)

4

 

Total Credit Hours:

21

Year 3, Spring Semester

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VMED 7601

Junior Surgery II

1

VMED 7564

Alimentary System*

4

VMED 7612

Clinical Neurology*

2

VMED 7614

Cardiopulmonary System*

4

VMED 7652

Introduction to Clinics II

2

VMED 7662

Urinary System*

2

VMED 7781

Professional Veterinary Medicine

1

 

Electives (3 hours required)

3

 

Total Credit Hours:

19

Year 2 & Year 3 Electives

Advanced Equine Medicine

Diagnostic Ultrasound

Ophthalmology

Advanced Oncology

Drug Metabolism

Practice Management

Advanced Small Animal Medicine

Equine Diagnostic Imaging

Research

Advanced Small Animal Surgery

Exercise Physiology

Small Animal Medical Diagnosis

Avian Biology

Food Animal Production

Small Animal Nutrition

Avian and Exotic Pet Medicine

Food Animal Surgery

Small Ruminants

Beef Production

Food Animal Techniques

Theriogenology

Behavioral Medicine

Integrative & Holistic Medicine

Veterinary Business Models

Case Studies in Small Animal Neurology

International Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Emergency Response & Disaster Management

Clinical Endocrinology

Intro to Shelter Medicine

Veterinary Study Abroad

Cytology

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Zoonotic Diseases

Dermatology

   

Year 4, Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

Core Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VCS 7700

Preceptorship Clinics

3

VCS 7703

Intensive Care/EMS Clinic

3

VCS 7713

Radiology Clinic

3

VCS 7723

Equine Medicine Clinic

3

VCS 7730

Anesthesiology Clinic

3

VCS 7733

Small Animal Community Practice

3

VCS 7743

Small Animal Internal Medicine Clinic

3

VCS 7753

Small Animal Surgery Clinic

3

VCS 7763

Food Animal Medicine Clinic

3

VCS 7793

Equine Surgery Clinic

3

VCS 7912

Clinic Conference (fall and spring)

2

VMED 7933

Diagnostics

3

VMED 7941

Clinical Skills Outcome/Assessment

1

Electives for Year 4

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

VCS 7003

Elective I

6

VCS 7013

Elective II

3

VCS 7023

Elective III

3

VCS 7033

Elective IV

3

VCS 7710

Non-OSU Clinics

1-6

VCS 7720

Special Clinics

3

4th Year Electives Available

Animal Shelter

Field Services

Applied Diagnostic Medicine

Ophthalmology

Cardiology

Ultrasound

Clinical Pathology/Parasitology

Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife

Equine Theriogenology

Oncology

 

DVM Program -  165 credit hours

50 credit hours required in 4th year

13 credit hours of electives required during 2nd & 3rd years

*Systems-based core clinical sciences (pathology, medicine, and surgery) covering all major species. Each module will deal with a single or limited number of related systems. Each has a lecture-laboratory format.

For course descriptions, please visit the Office of the Registrar.

 

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