DVM Curriculum

The curriculum posted below is accurate as of summer 2018, as approved by the collegiate Committee on Curriculum and Educational Policy. The Core Curriculum at a Glance offers a summary of the DVM curriculum.

Curriculum

Y1 Fall

CVM 6000 Gopher Orientation and Leadership Experience (2 cr) Orientation to the veterinary program, introduction to academic and personal skills necessary for success in the curriculum and profession, peer and faculty mentoring. Small group  Course Coordinators: Trent/Churchill

CVM 6900 Microscopic Anatomy I (2 cr) Introduction to microscopic/ultrastructural morphology of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Collister/ Williams

CVM 6901 Physiology I (5 cr) Fundamental principles of systemic physiology through survey of major organ systems, including physiology basics, muscle, cardiology, and neurobiology. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Collister

CVM 6902 Veterinary Biochemistry, Nutrition, and Genetics (3 cr) Metabolism, structure, and metabolic function of cells and tissues, nutrients and nutrition basics, overview of general, molecular, and cytogenetics. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Mickelson

CVM 6903 Anatomy I (4 cr) Gross anatomy of domesticated mammals. Carnivore dissection uses the dog as a model with comparative features of the cat. Lecture/Laboratory/Small group  Course Cordinator: Clarkson

CVM 6904 Clinical Skills I (1 cr) Basics of animal handling and restraint, foundational clinical skills in large and small animals. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Goldsmith/Torres

CVM 6905 Professional Development I (1 cr) Introduction to the veterinary profession, personal management,animal welfare, ethics and personal finance. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Ward

CVM 6906 Critical Scientific Reading (1 cr) Introduction to critical analysis and review of scientific literature, statistical analysis, evidence-based medicine. Lecture/Small group  Course Coordinator: Washabau

CVM 6911 Immunology (2 cr) Introduction to immunology, including innate and adaptive immunity, cells and molecules involved in protection against infectious agents and cancers. Overview of antibody-antigen-based testing, immune-mediated diseases. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Rutherford

Y1 Spring

CVM 6000 Gopher Orientation and Leadership Experience (2 cr) Orientation to the veterinary program, introduction to academic and personal skills necessary for success in the curriculum and profession, peer and faculty mentoring. Small group  Course Coordinators: Churchill/Trent

CVM 6907 Professional Development II (1.5 cr) Social, economic, legislative, and health consequences of human/animal interaction. Introduction to production agriculture, population medicine, veterinary career paths. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Nault

CVM 6908 Anatomy II (3 cr) Gross and developmental anatomy of domesticated mammals. Ungulate dissection focuses on the horse with emphasis on clinically important aspects of ruminant and swine anatomy. Lecture /Laboratory/Small group  Course Coordinator: Clarkson

CVM 6909 Clinical Skills II (1 cr) Basics of animal handling and restraint, foundational clinical skills in large and small animals. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinators: Goldsmith/Torres

CVM 6910 Physiology II (5 cr) Fundamental principles of systemic physiology through survey of major organ systems, including gastroenterology, urology, and reproductive biology. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Washabau

CVM 6912 Basic Pathology (2 cr) Reactions of cells/tissues to injury, including retrogressive changes, cell death, pigments, circulatory disturbances, inflammation, alterations of cell growth. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: O'Brien

CVM 6913 Agents of Disease I (4 cr) Virology, bacteriology, parasitology of common domestic species. Lecture/Laboratory/Small group  Course Coordinator: Burton

CVM 6914 Preventive Medicine (5 cr) Preventive care of common domestic species. Behavior, nutrition, vaccinology, parasite control, reproduction control, management of neonates, backyard poultry, non-traditional pets, biosecurity. Lecture/Online  Course Coordinator: Root

CVM 6936 Microscopic Anatomy II (2 cr) Continuation of introductory course. Lecture/Laboratory Course Coordinator: Williams

CVM 6981 Clinical Correlations I (1cr) Integrative problem-based discussion in all species. Small group Course Coordinator: Carmody/Trent

Y2 Fall

CVM 6917 Agents of Disease II (5 cr) Virology, bacteriology, parasitology of common domestic species. International diseases. Lecture/Small group  Course Coordinator: Cheeran

CVM 6918 Pharmacology I (2 cr) Principles of pharmacokinetics as applied to the use of antimicrobials and other drugs in animal patients. Clinical pharmacology of antibacterial, antifungal and anti-parasitic drugs. Principles of pharmacodynamics and adverse drug reactions. Pharmacology of drugs affecting the autonomic nervous system and the medically-important target organs it innervates. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Brown

CVM 6919 Systemic Pathology (5 cr) Reactions of specific organs systems to injury. Applications to diagnosis of specific diseases at gross/microscopic level. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinators: Porter

CVM 6920 Clinical Pathology I (2.5 cr) Hematology, cytology. Integration of diagnostic plan, generation of clinical pathology data, statistical concepts, interpretation of results to guide patient management. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Seelig

CVM 6921 Clinical Skills III (2 cr) Advanced clinical skills in large and small animals. Experiential learning at the CVM and external sites. Experiential  Course Coordinators: Firshman/Kiefer

CVM 6922 Clinical Epidemiology (1.5 cr) Statistical and epidemiological concepts applied to veterinary medicine. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Wells

CVM 6923 Public Health (2 cr) Epidemiological approach to veterinary public health. Major zoonoses, animal sentinels, meat/milk inspection, food safety, environment, occupational health/safety, euthanasia and carcass disposal methods, cruelty investigation, animal welfare issues. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Minnicucci

CVM 6924 Small Animal Medicine I (2 cr) Multi-systemic infectious diseases and hematological and immunological disorders of dogs and cats. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Patterson

CVM 6925 Diagnostics Laboratory (2 cr) Hands-on diagnostics laboratory, including sample handling, parasitology, microbiology, urinalysis, serologic testing. Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Burton

CVM 6928 Large Animal Medicine I (2 cr) Multi-systemic infectious diseases and hematological and immunological disorders of large animals. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Ward

CVM 6938 Professional Development III (1 cr) Problem-oriented medical records, clinical decision-making, clinical communications. Lecture/Small group  Course Coordinator: Todd

Y2 Spring

CVM 6926 Small Animal Medicine II (5 cr) Common disorders of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and urinary systems in dogs and cats. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Polzin

CVM 6927 Small Animal Surgery I (3 cr) Orthopedic disorders and lameness, and abdominal surgery in small animals. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Conzemis

CVM 6929 Large Animal Surgery I (3 cr) Orthopedic disorders, lameness, hoof and foot disorders, and abdominal surgery in large animals. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Trent

CVM 6935 Veterinary Imaging I (3 cr) General principles of interpretation of diagnostic radiographs, musculoskeletal and abdominal radiography in large and small animals. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Anderson

CVM 6937 Pharmacology II (2 cr) Pharmacology of drugs affecting the urinary and digestive systems. Pharmacological alleviation of inflammation and pain in animal patients. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Brown

CVM 6941 Clinical Skills IV (2 cr) Advanced clinical skills in large and small animals. Experiential learning at the CVM and external sites. Experiential  Firshman/Keifer

CVM 6942 Clinical Pathology II (3 cr) Serum chemistry analysis. Integration of diagnostic plan, generation of clinical pathology data, statistical concepts, interpretation of results to guide patient management. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Heinrich

CVM 6943 Avian Core (2 cr) Avian nutrition, physiology, anatomy, and disease. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Willette/Porter

CVM 6945 Large Animal Medicine II (3 cr) Common disorders of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and urinary systems in large animal species. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Ward

CVM 6971 Dermatology (2cr) Case-based discussion of common dermatological conditions that affect dogs and cats. Lecture Course Coordinator: Torres

CVM 6982 Clinical Correlations II (1 cr) Integrative problem-based discussion in all species. Small group  Course Coordinator: Carmody/Trent

Y3 Fall

CVM 6944 Small Animal Surgery II and Anesthesia (3 cr) Surgery of the urogenital and cardiopulmonary systems in small animal species. Clinical principles of anesthesia in small animal and exotic species, including anesthetic protocols and monitoring, anesthetic equipment, pain control. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Gordon-Evans

CVM 6946 Large Animal Surgery II (1.5 cr) Surgery of the urogenital and respiratory systems in large animal species. Principles of field anesthesia and analgesia. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Malone

CVM 6947 Veterinary Imaging II (2 cr) Interpretation of diagnostic radiographs of the thorax, spine, and urogenital structures. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Ober

CVM 6949 Comparative Theriogenology (3 cr) Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/control of common reproductive disorders, breeding soundness examination, and reproduction management in large and small animals. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Madill

CVM 6952 Clinical Skills V (1 cr) Advanced clinical skills in large and small animals. Hospital clerk duty. Experiential  Course Coordinator: Chow/Wefel

CVM 6953 Professional Development IV (2.5 cr) Economics, marketing, personnel management, client relations, accounting issues in veterinary practice. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Lee

CVM 6954 Small Animal Medicine III (5 cr) Common disorders of the cardiopulmonary and neurological systems. Basic principles of oncology in small animal species. Lecture   Course Coordinator: Slaughthammer

CVM 6969 Large Animal Medicine III (4.5 cr) Common medical disorders of the large animal neurological, muscular, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems, as well as core medical problems of swine. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Ward

CVM 6972 Ophthalmology (1.5 cr) Common procedures for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of eye disorders in various species. Lecture Course Coordinator: Torres

CVM 6974 Veterinary Toxicology (2 cr) Mechanisms by which common toxicants encountered in residential, natural, and agricultural or industrial settings exert their deleterious effects in animals. Approaches to treating common toxicoses arising from toxicant exposure. Lecture Course Coordinator: Brown

Y3 Spring

CVM 6956 Small Animal Selective I (4 cr) Track-specific knowledge and skills for any student intending to work with dogs and cats. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Churchill

CVM 6957 Small Animal Selective II (4 cr) Track-specific knowledge and skills for any student intending to work exclusively with dogs and cats. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Lulich

CVM 6958 Small Animal Problems (2 cr) Problem-oriented approach to canine and feline cases. Discussion  Course Coordinator: Granick

CVM 6959 Orientation to Clinics (2.5 cr) Medical records (UVIS), infection control and isolation procedures, communications review, hospital policies and procedures, radiation safety, rotation assessment, state and national licensure. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Madill

CVM 6960 Equine Selective I (2.5 cr) Track-specific knowledge and skills for any student intending to work with horses. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Trent

CVM 6961 Equine Selective II (3 cr) Track-specific knowledge and skills for any student intending to work exclusively with horses. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Ward

CVM 6962 Equine Problems (2 cr) Problem-oriented approach to equine cases. Discussion  Course Coordinator: McCue

CVM 6963 Food and Fiber Selective I (4 cr) Therapeutic principles and vaccinology, animal housing and welfare, diagnostic approaches for populations, and biosecurity across multiple livestock species. Lecture  Course Coordinators: Davies

CVM 6964 Food and Fiber II: Production Medicine (4 cr) Detailed understanding of general principles of swine and bovine health and production, analytical skills applied to production records and economics, and therapeutic and preventative decision-making for prevalent clinical diseases and syndromes in US swine and bovine herds. Course Coordinators: Cramer/Boyer

CVM 6967 Food and Fiber Animal Problems (2 cr) Problem-oriented approach to food animal cases. Discussion  Course Coordinator: Royster

CVM 6968 Obstetrics Laboratory (0.5 cr) Obstetrical procedures including fetotomy in cattle. LaboratoryCourse Coordinator: Madill

CVM 6970 Professional Development V (1 cr) Advanced clinical communications and cultural competence. Experiential Course Coordinator: Clarkson

CVM 6973 Behavior (1 cr) Introduction to abnormal and undesired animal behavior, diagnostic procedures, and behaviour and pharmacological modifications. Lecture Course Coordinator: TBD

CVM 6975 Mixed Animal Problems (2 cr) Problem-oriented approach to small animal, large animal, and laboratory animal cases. Discussion  Course Coordinators: Shappa, O'Brien

Electives

CVM 6001 International and Cultural Immersion (0.5 cr) Years 1-3 Finding, applying, and securing funding for international travel opportunities. Topics in culture competence. Presentations from students who have participated in international projects. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Hamilton

CVM 6005 Foundations of Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration (1 cr) Knowledge of other health professions and experiential team-based communications in interprofessional groups. Small group  Course Coordinator: Clarkson

CVM 6007 Global perspectives and intercultural development (0.5 cr) Years 1-3 Finding, applying, and securing funding for international travel opportunities. Topics in culture competence. Presentations from students who have participated in international projects. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Hamilton

CVM 6222 Advanced Clinical Epidemiology (1 cr) Year 2 Application of epidemiologic principles to control infectious diseases in animal populations, review of scientific literature. Global impact of infectious disease, diagnostic tests, disease outbreak investigation, economics of disease control/surveillance. Lecture  Course Coordinator: VanderWaal

CVM 6497 Avian Medicine and Surgery (1.5 cr) Year 3 Bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases of companion birds, including caged birds, raptors, racing pigeons, and waterfowl. Behavioral components of common problems. Capture/restraint, radiology, anesthesia. Overview of problems managed surgically. Lecture/Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Willette

CVM 6512 Zoo and Wildlife Rounds (0.5 cr) Years 1-3 Zoo, wildlife, and exotic pet conservation. Lecture/Discussion  Course Coordinator: Wuenschmann

CVM 6560 Public Health Issues and Veterinary Medicine Opportunities (1 cr) Years 1-2 Introduction to public health practice and veterinary medicine. Day-to-day work of public health professionals. Public health principles in context. Veterinary medicine related to public health research/practice. Students interact with advocacy groups, media, lobbyists, legislators, regulatory officials, industry leaders, and public health professionals. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Scheftel

CVM 6690 Integrative Medicine (1 cr) History and principles of acupuncture. Chiropractic and other commonly used complementary approaches to care for domestic animals. Lecture Course Coordinator: Choi

CVM 6702 Large Animal Palpation Laboratory (1.5 cr) Year 3 Hands-on clinical experiences in equine and bovine reproductive status/disorders. Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Madill

CVM 6721 Neonatology (1 cr) Year 1 Instruction, emergency duty, and practical application of principles in evaluating and treating sick equine neonates. Seasonal participation in clinically managing hospitalized foals and periodically reviewing past cases. Lecture/Experiential  Course Coordinator: Madill/Ward

CVM 6727 Equine Palpation Laboratory (0.5 cr) Year 3 Hands-on clinical experiences in equine reproductive status/disorders. Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Kuhle

CVM 6800 Bovine Palpation Laboratory (1 cr) Year 3 Hands-on clinical experiences in bovine reproductive status/disorders. Laboratory  Course Coordinator: Madill

CVM 6865 Introduction to Swine Production Medicine (1 cr) Year 1 Contemporary approaches to swine practice, including swine production, disease diagnosis, control, treatment, eradication, and preventive care. Lecture  Course Coordinator: Boyer/Torremorell

CVM 6932 Introduction to Non-domestic Veterinary Medicine (1 cr) Year 1 Overview of professions, including zoo, rehabilitation, wildlife, and conservation medicine. Restraint, evaluation, treatment, and management of nondomestic species. Lecture/Discussion  Course Coordinator: Trent

CVM 6934 Topics in Zoo Animal Medicine (2 cr) Year 1 Overview of expertise required by a zoo veterinarian. Lecture/Discussion  Course Coordinator: Trent

CVM 6984 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine Year 3 Introduction to varying ethical perspectives on the use and the role and mechanism of regulatory oversight of animal research. Basic concepts related to care and husbandry of laboratory animal species and to understand the unique anatomic, behavioral, and physiological aspects of common laboratory animal species and identify common clinical diseases of laboratory animals, including pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Lecture Course Coordinator: Suckow

Rotations

All rotations are worth 2 credits and are experiential.

Core Rotations

CVM 6500 Veterinary Public Health – Clinical rotation – CVM – Public health, regulatory, and community activities, roles in food industry, public/environmental/occupational health, zoonoses, food safety, euthanasia and carcass disposal, emergency preparedness, USDA accreditation.

CVM 6502 Necropsy – Clinical rotation – VDL – Necropsy performance, tissue collection, interpretation and reporting of clinicopathologic findings.  

CVM 6520 Advanced Small Animal Theriogenology and Pediatrics - Clinical rotation - On-line course - Didactic coursework reviewing basics of small animal theriogenology and providing students with oppurtunities to further investigate advanced topics in small animal theriogenology and pediatrics.

CVM 6532 Clinical Laboratory Medicine – Clinical rotation – CVM – One-week intensive rotation in veterinary clinical laboratory medicine. Hematology, cytology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, microbiology, sample handling and submission, laboratory test methodology.

CVM 6601/6602 Small Animal Medicine – Clinical rotation – VMC – Primary case responsibility for wide range of clinical diseases. History taking, physical examination, problem definition, diagnostic and treatment planning, case management.

CVM 6662 Comparative Anesthesiology – Clinical rotation – VMC and Equine Center – Practical experience in sedating/anesthetizing routine clinical cases. Student exposure to healthy, normal animals, and high-risk anesthesia patients. Creation of anesthetic plan, patient monitoring and management, teamwork, pain control.

CVM 6663 Small Animal Surgery – Clinical rotation – VMC – Diagnostic and therapeutic management of surgical patients. History taking, physical examination, communication, problem-solving, and surgical techniques, economic issues, teamwork.

CVM 6668 Small Animal Radiology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Positioning and use of equipment for radiography, interpretation of diagnostic radiographs in small animal species. Survey films, special studies.

CVM 6669 Radiology: Mixed Animal – Clinical rotation – VMC and Equine Center – Positioning and use of equipment for radiography, interpretation of diagnostic radiographs in large and small animal species. Survey films, special studies, some ultrasonography and computed tomography.

CVM 6711 Large Animal Medicine – Clinical rotation – VMC and Equine Center – Medical diseases of horses, cattle, small ruminants, camelids, potbellied pigs. History taking, physical examination, clinical diagnosis, treatment, and patient management.

CVM 6715 Large Animal Surgery – Clinical rotation – VMC and Equine Center – General surgery, lameness in horses, with exposure to cattle, small ruminants, camelids. History taking, physical examination, diagnostic and therapeutic management.

Elective Rotations – Comparative Services

CVM 6503 Exotic Animal Necropsy – Clinical rotation – VDL – Pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of disease in non-domestic animals.

CVM 6521 Avian and Exotic medicine - Clinical rotation - VDL and external sites - Avian medicine and surgery related to companion birds. Case management and pathobiology of disease in non-domestic animals. 

CVM 6634 Comparative Ophthalmology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Entry-level clinical ophthalmology. Diagnosis and treatment of common ophthalmic disorders in large and small animals.

CVM 6691 Veterinary Acupuncture – Clinical rotation – VMC – Basic veterinary acupuncture theory, point combination, diagnosis and treatment of disease.

CVM 6933 Zoological Medicine – Clinical rotation – Minnesota Zoo – Introduction to all aspects of health care of zoo animals. Housing, nutrition, preventive health programs. Students assist zoo veterinarians with immobilizations, examinations, necropsies, laboratory work, and record keeping.

 

Elective Rotations – Equine

CVM 6712 Equine Ambulatory – Clinical rotation – West Metro Equine Clinic – On-site history taking, physical examination, diagnostic and treatment planning, and case management of equine cases.

CVM 6733 Equine Dentistry and Nutrition – Clinical rotation – Equine Center – Dental health care and nutrition for horses.

CVM 6736 Equine Lameness and Podiatry – Clinical rotation – Equine Center – Diagnosis and treatment of equine lameness and hoof disorders.

CVM 6747 Equine Theriogenology – Clinical rotation – Equine Center – Handling of mares and stallions, practice in basic techniques in equine reproduction.

CVM 6750 Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation – Clinical rotation – Equine Center – Exercise physiology, rehabilitation therapy, prevention and management of common injuries, practices of athletic conditioning and performance testing.

 

Elective Rotations – Food Animal

CVM 6531 Biosecurity/Containment for Food Animals – Clinical rotation – VMC – Review and application of principles of bioexclusion and biocontainment of infectious organisms for individual animals and herds.

CVM 6789 Fresh Dairy Doe and Newborn Goat Kid Management – Clinical rotation – Poplar Hill Goat Dairy – Seasonal rotation reviewing clinical management of illnesses of fresh dairy does and kids, including infectious diseases and nutritional deficiencies.

CVM 6792 Small Ruminant Health and Production – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Nutrition/reproductive and health management and diagnosis, treatment, and control/prevention of common diseases in sheep, goats, llamas, and farmed deer.

CVM 6794 Camelid Medicine, Surgery, Reproduction, and Health Management – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Physical examination, basic techniques and common field surgeries, preventive care, tuberculosis testing, necropsy.

CVM 6796 Advanced Feedlot Herd Health – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Beef cattle feedlot production, medicine, health management, production systems, risk assessment and management, common procedures including necropsy and field pathology sampling.

CVM 6797 Cow-Calf Herd Health and Production – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Cow-calf production, medicine, health management, facilities assessment, field diagnostics, preventive care, common field surgeries.

CVM 6807 Food Animal Surgery and Anesthesia – Clinical rotation – VMC – Technical skills in management of surgical disorders of food animals and management of food animal sedation and anesthesia. 

CVM 6806 Food Animal Disease and Diagnostics – Clinical rotation – VDL – Food animal necropsy, diagnostic assays.

CVM 6811 Bovine Theriogenology and Lameness Overview – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Reproductive management, assessment of data from on-farm reproductive record systems and Dairy Herd Improvement Association reports, bovine foot management.

CVM 6817 Bovine Theriogenology and Lameness Advanced – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Reproductive management, assessment of data from on-farm reproductive record systems and Dairy Herd Improvement Association reports, bovine foot management.

CVM 6813 Farm Animal Reproduction and Delivery Management (MOB) – Clinical rotation – Minnesota State Fair Miracle of Birth Center – Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association reproduction building at the Minnesota State Fair. Students participate in delivery of calves, lambs, and piglets, and educate the public about processes related to large animal delivery and veterinary care.

CVM 6821 Dairy On-Farm Clinical – Clinical rotation – New Sweden Dairy – Typical transition cow management, clinical veterinary care. Students assist in all day-to-day veterinary management of the dairy.

CVM 6826-6829 Dairy Production Medicine series – Clinical rotation – VMC and New Sweden Dairy – All management aspects of dairy production medicine, including mastitis control, milking equipment, reproductive function of dairy cattle, preventive medicine, economic aspects of dairy production, animal welfare, youngstock management, genetic improvement.

CVM 6831 Overview of Dairy Production Medicine – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Dairy production medicine concepts/skills, including reproductive management, mastitis control, epidemiology, nutrition, youngstock management, housing, lameness, records.

CVM 6842 Swine Disease Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Prevention – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Major diseases and health technologies, facilities assessment, slaughter checks.

CVM 6854 Introduction to Swine Health and Production – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Field trips to enterprises representing all components of pork production from feed mill to animal production to slaughter and processing. Problem definition and investigation.

CVM 6856 Advanced Swine Health and Production – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – Solving of complex, real-life problems in swine production and health.

CVM 6884 Poultry Medicine Clerkship – Clinical rotation – VMC and external sites – All aspects of poultry production and flock management.

 

Elective Rotations – Other

CVM 6506 Directed Studies: Large Animal – Clinical rotation – Variable – Student, under guidance of a faculty member, conducts a special project in large animal medicine or surgery.

CVM 6507 Directed Studies: Small Animal– Clinical rotation – Variable – Student, under guidance of a faculty member, conducts a special project in small animal medicine or surgery.

CVM 6508 Directed Studies: Pathobiology – Clinical rotation – Variable – Student, under guidance of a faculty member, conducts a special project in pathobiology.

CVM 6509 Directed Studies: Diagnostic Medicine– Clinical rotation – Variable – Student, under guidance of a faculty member, conducts a special project in diagnostic medicine.

CVM 6510 Master’s Project: Public Health Practice – Clinical rotation – Variable – Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice.

CVM 6515 Externship – Clinical rotation – Variable – Students participate in veterinary medicine at a practice or other professional setting.

CVM 6516 Externship in Public Health Practice – Clinical rotation – Variable – Directed field experience or clinical rotation in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge/skills in population science for public health.

CVM 6518 Public Policy – Clinical rotation – External sites including distant travel – Public policy-making at state, national, or international level. Integration of knowledge/skills in animal health, public health, and food safety policy development.

CVM 6525 Rotation at Other Institution – Clinical rotation – External site – Students spend time in an organized program at another degree-granting institution in an area not offered at the University or in one that complements experience in a clinical rotation at the University.

CVM 6526 Dermatology Rotation at Other Institution – Clinical rotation – External site – Students spend time in an organized dermatology program at another degree-granting institution.

CVM 6527 Anesthesiology Rotation at Other Institution – Clinical rotation – External site – Students spend time in an organized anesthesia program at another degree-granting institution.

CVM 6528 Radiology Rotation at Other Institution – Clinical rotation – External site – Students spend time in an organized radiology program at another degree-granting institution.

CVM 6529 Equine Medicine Rotation at Other Institution – Clinical rotation – External site – Students spend time in an organized equine medicine program at another degree-granting institution.

 

Elective Rotations – Small Animal

CVM 6137 Nutrition – Clinical rotation – VMC – Clinical nutrition in small animal patients, including managing nutritional needs of patients, performing nutritional assessments of ICU patients, performing internal or referral nutritional consults, and seeing outpatient appointments.

CVM 6312 Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery – Clinical rotation – VMC – Students diagnose dental concerns and create treatment plans. Hands-on training in basic periodontal procedures and extractions, dental radiography, dental charting.

CVM 6605 Banfield – Clinical rotation – Banfield, the Pet Hospital, various locations – Students participate in veterinary medicine at a Banfield practice under the direct supervision of a veterinarian.

CVM 6609 Emergency/Critical Care – Clinical rotation – VMC – Diagnosis and treatment of emergency admissions and management of critical patients in ICU. Hands-on training in common procedures.

CVM 6630 Behavior – Clinical rotation – VMC – Students participate in behavior consultations, including historytaking, diagnosis, outline of treatment protocols, sample collection, demonstration of training techniques, writing of treatment plans, and case follow-up.

CVM 6632 Dermatology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Routine dermatologic problems in companion animal practice. History taking, clinical diagnosis, patient management, client education.

CVM 6636 Cardiology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Clinical problem-solving in cases of cardiopulmonary disease. History taking, physical examination, cardiac diagnostic procedures.

CVM 6644 UMN Spay-Neuter – Clinical rotation – CVM or Animal Humane Society – Elective ovariohysterectomy or castration of dogs and cats, including pre-surgical evaluation, anesthesia induction and maintenance, surgery, and post-operative patient care.

CVM 6644/6649 Primary Care – Clinical rotation – VMC – Students manage their own cases. History taking, physical examination, creation of diagnostic and treatment plans, case management, communications, client education.

CVM 6648 Oncology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Students receive oncology referrals, work with emergency cases and special procedures, assist in treatment decisions and therapeutic options and manage ongoing chemotherapy/radiation therapy patients. Case management and patient care emphasized.

CVM 6651 Small Animal Ultrasound – Clinical rotation – VMC – Physics of ultrasound, use of ultrasound equipment, review of common ultrasonographic scans and introduction to cardiac ultrasound. 

CVM 6661 Neurology – Clinical rotation – VMC – Medical and surgical neurology. History taking, physical and neurologic examination, diagnosis, treatment, and management of neurology cases in small animals.

CVM 6665 Small Animal Rehabilitation – Clinical rotation – VMC – Students work closely with a veterinary technician who is a certified canine rehabilitation practitioner under the guidance of a board-certified veterinarian. Establishment of treatment goals, creation of a treatment plan, application of various modalities.

CVM 6883 Raptor Center – Clinical rotation – The Raptor Center – Students participate in all aspects of raptor medicine, surgery, and rehabilitation.