Food Animal Option - Class of 2021

Required Block: (Total 20 Credits required of all students)

Course Title Credits
VCS 453 Small Animal Medicine I and II 2
VCS 457/VCS 464/VCS 458 Equine Medicine (457)/Equine Field Service (464)/Equine Surgery (458)
(must have one equine course as assigned by the schedule optimizer)
2
VCS 460 Radiology 2
VCS 463 Primary Care 2
VCS 466 Anesthesiology 2
VCS 468 Intensive Care/Emergency Med 4
VCS 473 Small Animal Surgery (1 week Ortho and 1 week Soft Tissue) 2
VDPAM 477 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VPTH 456 and 457 Necropsy and Clinical Pathology (Taken together as one 2-week block) 2
VCS 495 Seminar (non-credit) R
    20


Required courses for Food Animal Option ONLY= 4 credits:

Course Title Credits
VDPAM 488/VDPAM 455 Clinical Microbiology and D Lab (Taken together as one 2-week block) 2
VDPAM 476 Food Animal and Camelid Field Services 2

 

Selectives (Total = 10 credits required):

Selectives can usually be taken more than once, but do not dually count. Choose from list below.

Course Title Credits
VDPAM 420 Preceptorship in Veterinary Medical Practice 1-2
VDPAM 420A Mixed Animal Practice w Food Animal Emphasis Preceptorship 1-6
VDPAM 420B General Mixed Animal Practice Preceptorship 1-6
VDPAM 420C Government Preceptorships 1-6
VDPAM 421A-P Great Plains Vet Education Center (see dept. complete listing) 1
VDPAM 422 Beef Cattle Calving (Prereq. VDPAM 310) 1-2
VDPAM 424 Diagnostic Pathology preceptorship 2
VDPAM 451 Clinical Embryo Transfer 2
VDPAM 455 Diagnostic Lab Practicum 2
VDPAM 463 Iowa Feedlot (requires 421D) 2
VDPAM 464 Advanced Feedlot (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 465 Animal Welfare 2
VDPAM 471 Theriogenology: Food Animal 2
VDPAM 476 Food Animal and Camelid Field Service (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 477 Food Animal and Camelid Medicine and Surgery 2
VDPAM 478 Swine Production Management and Consulting 2
VDPAM 479 Applied Swine Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 1-6
VDPAM 480 Advanced Swine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 481 Advanced Cow/Calf (prereq. 2 sem. of VDPAM 436) 2
VDPAM 482 Applied Beef Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 1-6
VDPAM 483 Beef Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 484 Dairy Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 485 Applied Dairy Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 484) 1-6
VDPAM 488 and 455 Clinical Microbiology (488 1 cr.) and D Lab (455 1 cr.)(Taken together as one 2-week block)  2
VDPAM 494 Advanced Dairy Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 495 Advanced Small Ruminant Production Medicine (prereq. VDPAM 486) 2
VPTH 456 and 457 Necropsy (456) and Clinical Pathology (457) (Taken together as one 2-week block) 2

 

Electives: 10 credits required

Electives may include external experiences for credit (i.e., preceptorships) that fulfill the requirements for VCS 419 (Preceptorships in small animal or equine) or VDPAM preceptorships (VDPAM 420, 424, 466, 479, 482, or 485) or Zoo and Exotic preceptorship (VMPM 494) or any rotations offered in the 4th year. Preceptorships must follow guidelines to qualify for credit.

Additional Time Off (Total = 4 blocks [8 weeks]): This time will fall randomly throughout the schedule to allow time for interviews, unapproved preceptorships, additional rotations and/or personal time.


Food Animal Option credit summary:

Required = 20, Option required = 4, Selectives = 10, Electives = 10

Total = 44