Mixed 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 Mixed Animal Option ONLY= 6 credits:

Course Title Credits
VCS 452 Dermatology 2
VCS 469 Ophthalmology      2
VDPAM 488 and VDPAM 455 Clinical Microbiology (488 1cr) and D Lab (455 1cr) 2


Selectives: Group A (Total = 6 credits required):

Selectives can usually be taken more than once, but do not dually count. Choose from list below,
Or any courses listed as required selectives for the Food Animal or Equine Option.

Course Title Credits
VCS 457 Equine Medicine 2
VCS 458 Equine Surgery 2
VDPAM 476 Large Animal Ambulatory (prereq. VDPAM 310) 2
VDPAM 477 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery 2


Selectives: Group B (Total = 2 credits required):

Selectives can usually be taken more than once, but do not dually count. Choose from the list below and/or courses listed as required for the small animal option.

Course Title Credits
VCS 409 Oncology 2
VCS 452 Dermatology (repeatable by permission 2
VCS 453 Small Animal Medicine 2
VCS 455 Soft Tissue Surgery 2
VCS 456 Orthopedic Surgery 2
VCS 459A, B or C Small Animal (Over) Population Medicine and Surgery 2
VCS 463 Primary Care 2
VCS 469 Ophthalmology 2
VCS 476 Anesthesiology 2
VCS 471E,S Equine or Small Animal, Reproduction 2
VMPM 486 Public Health 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.


Mixed Animal Option credit summary:

Required = 20, Option required = 6, Selectives Group A = 6, Selectives Group B = 2, Electives = 10

Total = 44