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2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Medicine, DVM


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About the Program

The veterinary profession is a diverse, exciting and rewarding occupation that allows for pursuits in a variety of fields including community health, food resource management, wildlife preservation, marine biology and many others. It allows you to take your passions and apply them to advance animal, and even human, health. If you are ready to explore what it takes to become a veterinarian, check out our DVM Program for requirements and additional information including an early admission program for high achieving high school seniors. Whether you are in high school, middle school or grade school, it’s never too early see what drives you. For high school and middle school students interested in a week long summer camp to experience the world of veterinary medicine, we host Boiler Vet Camp every summer.

Degree Requirements


165.5 Credits Required

Program Requirements


18 Credits


Year 3


  • Core/elective approach
  • Courses organized along species lines
  • Core courses  1) required for all tracks  2) cover all major domestic species and all major disciplines
  • ​Electives  1) chosen based on track and student’s career goals  2) choices made in consultation with faculty advisor

Year 4


  • See Academic Advisor: The fourth year consists entirely of clinical rotations. There are no didactic courses in the fourth year. The fourth year begins the Monday following semester 6 final examinations and continues for a full 12 months.
  • The fourth year curriculum is determined by the student’s track. Track selection occurs during semester 5 while selecting electives for semester 6. The track chosen determines the required and elective blocks for the fourth year.

There are seven tracks:

1. Veterinary Medicine Equine Track  

2. Veterinary Medicine Food Animal Track  

3. Veterinary Medicine Small Animal Track  

4. Veterinary Medicine Companion Animal Track   (horses and small animals)

5. Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Track   (horses and food animals)

6. Veterinary Medicine Mixed Animal Track   (all species)

7. Veterinary Medicine Non-Practice Track   (for individuals targeting a career in industry or research)

Notes


  • First year year students will have a co-curricular requirement to complete all of the online modules in the PVM Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program.
  • For the D.V.M. program, a passing grade is defined as a grade of C- or higher with weighted grades, Pass or Satisfactory.
  • Achieved a minimum program index of 2.00.

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