DVM Course Information
Our DVM professional curriculum is designed to provide a balanced educational foundation for the varied opportunities available to the veterinary graduate. Our program is concerned not only with the normal anatomy and physiology of animals, but also with disease processes, clinical diagnosis, and medical management responsibilities which set the veterinary profession apart from other animal, biological, and zoological science professions.
Our goal is to educate veterinarians with a firm foundation of basic biomedical knowledge and with the ability to apply this information in a problem-solving setting in order to provide excellent patient care and to increase scientific knowledge for the benefit of animals, human beings, and the environment.
In 2016, we launched a new curriculum which combines the basic and applied sciences through integrated courses based on function.
- The first two years are focused on developing core knowledge, skills, and attributes across the species and through integration of the basic and clinical sciences.
- At the end of the second year, students enter clinics for the first time and complete five clinical rotations over the summer.
- In the third year, students come back into the classroom to focus on an area of their interest through our five tracking options: Small Animal, Equine, Food Animal, Mixed Animal, and Public/Corporate.
- Students finish the last nine months of the DVM program with 12 clinical rotations.
The curriculum is constantly monitored and reviewed by the Curriculum Committee of the college. It is, therefore, subject to change as needs and circumstances dictate.
We offer a unique tracking curriculum, where students can focus on, or "track," their primary area of interest. Students will choose a track at the end of their first clinical rotations. This curriculum is intended to provide a core knowledge necessary for entry-level practice regardless of discipline. The track options are: