Year 4 Curriculum

Your fourth year begins in June immediately following the end of your third year and continues through May of the next year. During this time, you must complete the following clinical blocks:

Required Blocks
Weeks Credits
VMB 736 Diagnostic Clinical Path
1 2
VMB 795 Diagnostic Services
2 2
VMC 732 LA Clinical Medicine I
4 6
VMC 734 LA Clinical Surgery I
4 6
VMC 735 Rural Veterinary Practice I
4 6
VMC 737 Veterinary Anesthesiology
3 4
VMC 780 Preceptorship
4 to 8
4 to 8
VMC 782 Large Animal Emergency Care
1 1
VMC 791 Clinical SA Medicine
4 6
VMC 793 Clinical SA Surgery
4 6
VMC 794 OHS SA Primary Care
3 4
VMC 796 Clinical Imaging
2 3
VMC 797 SA Critical Care
1 1

  52
     
4 weeks of 2 different required specialties (in 2-week blocks)   4
VMC 711 Specialty Cardiology
   
VMC 712 Specialy Oncology
   
Additional electives required (3rd and 4th year)
  5 to 9
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The following blocks are available for students interested in pursuing specific areas of interest (descriptions):

Elective Blocks (9 Credits Required) Credits
VMB 726 Pet Birds & Pocket Pets 2
VMB 727 Ornamental Fish Medicine 2
VMB 729 Lab Animal/Primate Medicine 3-12
VMB 749 Wildlife Safari 2
VMB 768 Histopathology* 1
VMB 769 Animal Genomics 1
VMB 772 International Veterinary Medicine 2
VMB 786 Advanced Histopathology 2
VMC 711 Specialty Cardiology 1-3
VMC 712 Specialty Oncology
1-3
VMC 715 Case Studies SA Med I
1
VMC 716 Case Studies SA Med II 1
VMC 717 Case Studies SA Med III 1
VMC 718 SA Preventative Medicine
2
VMC 721 SA Nutrition
1
VMC 726 Small Animal Theriogenology
1
VMC 731 SA Emergency Careā€”Dove Lewis
3
VMC 740 Sheep & Goat Med/Surgery
3
VMC 741 LA GI Surgery
2
VMC 742 Camelid Medicine and Surgery
4
VMC 744 Advanced Lameness in Equine
3
VMC 746 Caine Center Food Animal Medicine
6
VMC 747 Veterinary Anesthesiology II
3
VMC 748 Equine Dentistry
2
VMC 750 Equine Nutrition
1
VMC 751 Ruminant Nutrition
2
VMC 752 Clinical LA Medicine II
3-6
VMC 754 Clinical LA Surgery II
3-6
VMC 755 Rural Veterinary Practice II
3-6
VMC 758 Cattle Production Medicine 1
VMC 759 LA Palpation
1
VMC 763 Advanced Clinical Cardiology
1
VMC 779 Equine Sports Medicine
1
VMC 789 Pet Practice
3
VMC 792 Clinical Small Animal Medicine II
3
VMC 798 Clinical Small Animal Surgery II
3
VMC 799 Topics in Veterinary Medicine
1-16

Other Blocks:

You may have time for additional preceptorships, elective courses or vacation, depending on the number of electives you take during your third year. You may make special arrangements to attend courses at other universities during fall, winter or spring terms.