Courses

VM 603  Veterinary Science: Research and Methods  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Conduct of responsible research, contributions of research to the practice of veterinary medicine, and career opportunities.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 606  Veterinary Immunology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Infectious agents, immune-mediated diseases, immune deficiencies, and principles of vaccination.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 610  Foundations of Veterinary Medicine I  Credit: 1 (.5-1.5-0)

Course Description: Development of professional skills (ethics, communication, physical exam, surgical skills) necessary for the practice of veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 611  Foundations of Veterinary Medicine II  Credit: 1 (.5-1.5-0)

Course Description: Development of professional skills (ethics, communication, physical exam, surgical skills) necessary for the practice of veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 612  The Healer's Art  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description: Exploration of student experiences, beliefs, and values related to their work as veterinary medical professionals.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Modes: S/U Sat/Unsat Only, Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 616  Functional Anatomy  Credits: 9 (5-8-1)

Course Description: Intensive study of the gross anatomy of domestic animals. Anatomy studied comprises canine, feline, bovine, equine, small ruminant, and porcine species. Emphasis is on canine and equine anatomy. Comparative understanding of the anatomy of organ systems will support clinical instruction in the professional curriculum.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture, lab, and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 618  Veterinary Physiology and Histology  Credits: 7 (6-2-0)

Course Description: Physiology and microscopic anatomy of endocrine, hemopoietic, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems in selected domestic animals.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 619  Veterinary Neurobiology  Credits: 4 (3-3-0)

Course Description: Structural and functional foundations of nervous system activity; introduction to clinical neurology.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 621  Exotic Animal Anatomy and Husbandry  Credits: 2 (1-2-0)

Course Description: Applied veterinary anatomy and husbandry of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 623  Veterinary Nutrition and Metabolism  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Intermediary metabolism, nutrients, and animal nutrition.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 624  Veterinary Feeds and Feeding  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Description, advantages, and limitations of feedstuffs fed to domestic livestock; nutrient requirements and formulation of rations for various needs.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program. Sections may be offered: Online.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 625  Principles of Diagnostic Imaging  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnostic film and digital radiography, computed tomography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance, nuclear medicine, and radiographic and sonographic anatomy.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 637  Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Biology of bacterial and fungal pathogens of animals with emphasis on common infectious diseases encountered in veterinary practice.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 638  Veterinary Parasitology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Biology of helminth, arthropod, and protozoan pathogens of animals with emphasis on common infectious diseases encountered in veterinary practice.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 639  Veterinary Virology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Biology of viral pathogens of animals with emphasis on common infectious diseases encountered in veterinary practice.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 640  Biology of Disease I  Credits: 5 (4-0-1)

Course Description: Introduction to mechanisms of subcellular, cellular, tissue, and organ response to injury and associated pathological processes.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 648  Food Animal Production and Food Safety  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Also Offered As: VS 648.
Course Description: Basic orientation to food animal production units, herd health concepts, and issues of food safety from preharvest through processing and distribution.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program. Credit not allowed for both VM 648 and VS 648.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 707  Emerging Issues in Infectious Diseases  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Influence of microbial, host, and environmental changes on the emergence, control, and prevention of infectious disease of veterinary importance.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 710  Foundations of Veterinary Medicine III  Credit: 1 (.5-1.5-0)

Course Description: Development of professional skills (ethics, communication, physical exam, surgical skills) necessary for the practice of veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 711  Foundations of Veterinary Medicine IV  Credit: 1 (.5-1.5-0)

Course Description: Development of professional skills (ethics, communication, physical exam, surgical skills) necessary for the practice of veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 712  Veterinary Professional Development  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Veterinary professional development including personal and practice finance, legal issues, career development, practice management, client relations.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 714  Veterinary Preventive Medicine  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Principles of health promotion and disease prevention in populations.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 716  Principles of Shelter Veterinary Medicine  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Introduces the principles of veterinary shelter medicine. Emphasis on management of small animals with herd health concepts.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 719  Evidence-Based Medical Herbology  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Critical evaluation, mechanisms of action, indications, contraindications, herb-drug interactions for botanical medicines used in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: S/U Sat/Unsat Only.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 720  Alternative and Complementary Therapeutics  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Course Description: Mechanisms and efficacy of alternative and complementary therapeutics used in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 721  Non-Mammalian Vertebrate Medicine  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of non-mammalian vertebrates.
Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: VM 621.
Restriction: Must not be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 722  Veterinary Pharmacology  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Basic and clinical pharmacology, therapeutic practice, and pharmacy management.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 724  Bioanalytical Pathology  Credits: 6 (4-0-2)

Course Description: Mechanisms, interpretation, and applications of laboratory analyses for solving diagnostic problems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 726  Principles of Imaging Interpretation I  Credits: 2 (1-0-1)

Course Description: Clinical indications and interpretation for imaging modalities in examination of body systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 728  Principles of Imaging Interpretation II  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Interpretation of clinical imaging techniques used in diagnosis of specific diseases of organ systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 730  Applied Animal Behavior  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Identification, characterization, and treatment of common disorders of animal behavior encountered by practicing veterinarians.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 731  Biology and Diseases of Small Mammals  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnosis and treatment of diseases of small mammals.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must not be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 732  Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation  Credit: 1 (1-0-0)

Also Offered As: VS 732.
Course Description: An introduction to the principles and practice of sports medicine and rehabilitation in veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: VM 732: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program. VS 732: DVM or equivalent professional degree or consent of instructor.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 733  Principles of Surgery  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Principles and concepts of general and orthopedic surgery.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 737  Principles of Anesthesia  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Integration of physiological and pharmacological principles in clinical anesthesia.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 741  Biology of Disease II  Credits: 4 (3-0-1)

Course Description: Pathogenesis of organ system diseases and integrated systemic pathology.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and recitation. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 742  Biology of Disease III  Credits: 3 (2-0-1)

Course Description: Pathogenesis of disease in organ systems, systemic pathology.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 744  Theriogenology  Credits: 3 (2-2-0)

Course Description: Reproductive function and disease, including mammary gland and endocrine regulation of reproduction and lactation.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Must register for lecture and laboratory. Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 745  Clinical Sciences I  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnostic approaches to common medical problems of cardiovascular, urinary, and digestive-hepatic systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 747  Clinical Sciences II  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnostic approaches to common medical problems of organ systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 749  Clinical Sciences III  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnostic approaches to common medical problems of organ systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 751  Veterinary Clinical Toxicology  Credits: 2 (2-0-0)

Course Description: Common toxicants and poisonous plants encountered by companion and farm animal species, their pathophysiological effects, and clinical treatments.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Graduate cooperative program, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 753  Clinical Sciences IV  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Diagnostic approaches to common medical problems of organ systems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 757  Bovine Herd Medicine  Credits: 3 (3-0-0)

Course Description: Health management, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of food animals.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 763  Equine Medicine and Surgery  Credits: 5 (5-0-0)

Course Description: Health management, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of horses.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 773  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery I  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Health management, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dogs and cats.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 774  Small Animal Medicine and Surgery II  Credits: 4 (4-0-0)

Course Description: Health management, and diagnosis and treatment of diseases of dogs and cats.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 786A  Junior Practicum  Credits: Var[6-8] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Training in clinical procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 786B  Senior Practicum  Credits: Var[1-22] (0-0-0)

Course Description: Training in clinical procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 795  Independent Study  Credits: Var[1-18] (0-0-0)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Grade Mode: Instructor Option.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 796J  Group Study: Swine Medicine  Credit: 1 (0-0-1)

Course Description:
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Term Offered: Fall.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.

VM 796R  Group Study: Food Animal Clinical Problems  Credits: 3 (0-0-3)

Course Description: Diagnostic, therapeutic, management, and monitoring tools used to deal with food animal health problems.
Prerequisite: None.
Restriction: Must be a: Graduate, Professional.
Registration Information: Admission to professional curriculum in veterinary medicine. All courses must be taken in prescribed sequence in the PVM program.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring.
Grade Mode: Traditional.
Special Course Fee: No.