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Student Life

Student Life at the College of Veterinary Medicine


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ISU Student Organizations

Off and on-campus jobs are plentiful and are conveniently listed online. Once enrolled, all students have access to it.

So, what is life like at the College of Veterinary Medicine? A veterinary medical education is an intense four years of study, following two to four years of undergraduate work. They are challenging, exhilarating, and always interesting. Typically your studies will consist of:

Year 1 Structure and function of the normal animal, including cases studies.

Year 2 Diseases and how animals respond to them, treatment fundamentals, pharmacology, and communications skills.

Year 3 Specific diseases in companion and food animals, surgery, and developing clinical and diagnostic skills.

Year 4 Clinical skills and medical decision-making applied in the medical center.

Experience the world of veterinary medicine as you gain a solid academic base and explore your special interests with

  • Elective Courses
  • Summer Research Programs
  • Faculty-Student Mentoring
  • Experiences at Veterinary Practices
  • Guest Lectures
  • Field Trips
  • Study Abroad
  • Workshops

Sharpen you leadership, communications and teamwork skills with a choice of more than 30 student organizations!