Equine Option

**Equine option students, VCS 7457 and 7464 each must be taken at least once.  One of the courses satisfies the overall required block requirement, the other satisfies the equine option requirement.

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

Course Title Credits
VCS 7453 Small Animal Medicine I and II 2
VCS 7455 or VCS 7456 Small Animal Soft Tisse or Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery 2
VCS 7457/VCS 7464/VCS 7458 Equine Medicine (7457)/Equine Field Service (7464)/Equine Surgery (7458)
(must have one equine course as assigned by the schedule optimizer)
VCS 7460 Radiology 2
VCS 7463 Primary Care 2
VCS 7466 Anesthesiology 2
VCS 7468 Intensive Care/Emergency Med 4
VDPAM 7477 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery 2
VPTH 7456 and 7457 Necropsy and Clinical Pathology (Taken together as one 2-week block) 2
VCS 7495 Seminar (non-credit) R

Required courses for Equine Option = 6 credits:

Course Title Credits required for equine option (total credits: 6**) Credits
VCS 7457 Equine Medicine 2 (unless taken to satisfy core requirement above)** 2
VCS 7458 Equine Surgery 2 (unless taken to satisfy core requirement above)** 2
VCS 7464 Equine Field Services 2 (unless taken to satisfy core requirement above)** 2
VDPAM 7471E Equine Reproduction   2

**NOTE: For Equine Option students, the following rotations must all be taken at least once: Equine Medicine (VCS 7457), Equine Surgery (VCS 7458), and Equine Field Services (VCS 7464).  One of these rotations fulfills the core equine requirement, the other 2 rotations fulfill requirements of the Equine Option.

Selective choices (Total = 12 credits required):

Selectives can usually be taken more than once. Choose from the list below.

Course Title Credits
VCS 7447 Equine Veterinary Diagnostic Skills 2
VCS 7452 Dermatology (repeatable by permission) 2
VCS 7457 Equine Medicine 2
VCS 7458 Equine Surgery 2
VCS 7464 Equine Field Services 2
VCS 7465 Farrier 2
VCS 7469 Ophthalmology 2
VDPAM 7471C Comparative Reproduction 2
VDPAM 7471E Equine Reproduction 2
VCS 7476E Equine Anesthesia 2
VCS 7481 Equine Dentistry 2

Electives: 6 credits required

Electives may include external experiences for credit (i.e., preceptorships) that fulfill the requirements for VCS 7419, VCS 7437, or VCS 7482 (Preceptorships in small animal, equine or zoo and exotics) or VDPAM preceptorships (VDPAM 7420, 7424, 7479, 7482, or 7485) 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.

Equine Option credit summary:

Required = 20, Option required = 6, Selectives = 12, Electives = 6

Total = 44