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Oklahoma State University

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
VMED 7144 Gross and Developmental Anatomy
VMED 7152 Zootechnology 2
VMED 7162 Orientation to the Veterinary Medical Profession 2
    Total: 18

Year 1, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7221 Evidence Based Medicine and Epidemiology 1
VMED 7223 Parasitology I
VMED 7235 Veterinary Physiology III
VMED 7243 Comparative Anatomy
VMED 7253 Veterinary Immunology
VMED 7264 General Pathology 4
    Total: 19

Year 2, Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7311 Introduction to Clinics I 1
VMED 7323 Parasitology II
VMED 7333 Pharmacology I
VMED 7342 Clinical Anatomy
VMED 7354 Infectious Diseases I
VMED 7363 Clinical Pathology 3
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 19

Year 2, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7412 Anesthesiology 2
VMED 7413 Food Safety & Public Health
VMED 7432 Pharmacology II
VMED 7443 Diagnostic Imaging
VMED 7454 Infectious Diseases II
VMED 7482 Hemolymphatic/Oncology System* 2
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 19

Year 3, Fall Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7502 Ophthalmology  2
VMED 7533 Toxicology
VMED 7563 Musculoskeletal System*
VMED 7583 Dermatology and Endocrinology*
VMED 7674  Theriogenology* 
VMED 7592 Junior Surgery I 2
  Electives (4 hours required) 4
    Total: 21

Year 3, Spring Semester

Course Number Course Title Credits
VMED 7601 Junior Surgery II 1
VMED 7564 Alimentary System*
VMED 7612 Clinical Neurology*
VMED 7614 Cardiopulmonary System* 4
VMED 7652 Introduction to Clinics II
VMED 7662 Urinary System* 2
VMED 7781 Professional Veterinary Medicine 1
  Electives (3 hours required) 3
    Total: 19

Year 2 and 3 Electives (Varies from year-to-year)

  • Advanced Small Animal Medicine: Problem Based Learning
  • Advanced Veterinary Clinical Parasitology
  • An Introduction to Integrative Medicine: An Investigation into Holistic Veterinary Medicine
  • Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine
  • Avian Biology for Veterinarians
  • Best Practices: Business Model for Veterinarians
  • Bovine Theriogenology Laboratory
  • Case Studies in Clinical Neurology: Neurology Rounds
  • Clinical Endocrinology
  • Cytology
  • Developing Solutions to Challenges in the Veterinary Medical Profession
  • Diseases & Management of Free-Ranging Wild Animals
  • Equine Theriogenology Laboratory
  • Essentials in Equine Practice: Equine Medicine
  • Food Animal Advanced Techniques
  • Food Animal Production Medicine: Herd Health
  • Food Animal Surgery
  • International Veterinary Medicine
  • Intro to Beef Production
  • Introduction to Behavioral Medicine
  • Introduction to Food Animal Production Systems
  • Introduction to Shelter Medicine
  • Introduction to Ultrasound
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Problem Based Ophthalmology
  • Research Elective
  • Small Animal Medical Diagnosis: Signs and Symptoms
  • Small Animal Nutrition
  • Small Ruminant Production, Management, Medicine & Surgery
  • Special Topics in Applied Anatomy: A Case Based Approach
  • Systemic Pathology: Case Studies & Mechanisms of Disease
  • TCVM Mixed Animal Acupuncture
  • Techniques in Equine Surgery & Sports Medicine
  • The Healer’s Art
  • Veterinary Emergency Response and Disaster Management
  • Veterinary Practice Management
  • Veterinary Study Abroad

Year 4, Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

Core Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
VCS 7813 Preceptorship Clinic 6
VCS 7703  Intensive Care 3
VCS 7713 Radiology Clinic 3
VCS 7723 Equine Medicine Clinic 3
VCS 7843 Anesthesiology Clinic 3
VCS 7733 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

Course Number Course Title Credits
 VCS 7003 Elective I  6
 VCS 7013 Elective II
 VCS 7023 Elective III
 VCS 7033 Elective IV
 VCS 7710 Non-OSU Clinics 1-6 
 VCS 7720 Special Clinics

Year 4 Electives Available (Varies from year-to-year)

  • Animal Shelter
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pathology/Parasitology
  • Equine Medicine
  • Equine Theriogenology
  • Field Services
  • Ophthalmology
  • Ultrasound
  • Zoo, Exotics and Wildlife

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.

To view and print a PDF version, view the DVM Curriculum PDF.