The graduate program of the Department focuses on two major areas: residency training in preparation for board certification, and research training at the Master's level. The department offers the Master of Science degree with a major in Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, or Theriogenology.
Students in the professional school (College of Veterinary Medicine DVM program) may also enroll in graduate studies in the M.S. program within the department. Only students who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement and are highly motivated will be considered. Students requesting admission as a concurrent student must complete the concurrent degree application in addition to their acceptance in the CVM DVM program
Courses Primarily for Graduate Students, Open to Qualified Undergraduate Students
V C S 590. Special Topics.
Cr. 1 to 3. Prereq: Permission of instructor.
V C S 599. Creative Component.
Cr. var. Prereq: Enrollment in nonthesis master's degree program.
Courses for Graduate Students
V C S 604. Seminar.
Cr. 1 each time taken. F.S.
V C S 640. Advanced Radiology.
(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered 2001. Prereq: 448. Detailed principles of clinical radiology with particular reference to radiographic interpretation.
V C S 644. Advanced Animal Reproduction.
(1-3) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2002. Prereq: 447, 450. A detailed study of reproductive diseases of the male animal.
V C S 645. Advanced Animal Reproduction.
(1-3) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2003. Prereq: 447, 450. A detailed study of reproductive diseases of the female animal.
V C S 671. Advanced General Surgery.
(1-3) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2002. Prereq: 441. An advanced course designed to investigate and discuss the responses of the body to surgical and anesthetic procedures.
V C S 672. Advanced Special Surgery.
(1-3) Cr. 2. Alt. S., offered 2003. Prereq: 449. Advanced procedures in both clinical and research techniques in abdominal, thoracic, orthopedic, cardiovascular, and neurological surgery.
V C S 676. Advanced Medicine.
(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered 2001. Prereq: 445. Principles of general medicine. A study in depth of factors that contribute to the development of clinical signs as related to the pathogenesis of disease.
V C S 677. Advanced Medicine.
(2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. F., offered 2002. Prereq: 445. An advanced study of metabolic diseases.
V C S 699. Research.