DVM Program

The faculties of the department include tenured and tenured track faculty, joint faculty, and adjunct faculty. They provide instruction in the veterinary curriculum in the area of microbiology and infectious diseases as well as teach courses for the department's graduate programs. In addition, faculty from other departments and federal laboratories participate in the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine’s (VMPM) graduate programs (Table 1). An additional strength of VMPM includes a high level of sponsored research funds per tenure-track faculty member.

The Department of VMPM maintains several formal cooperative research programs with other units of the University, including Zoology and Genetics, Animal Science, and three USDA laboratories (National Animal Disease Center, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, and the National Soil Tilth Laboratory). Some graduate students conduct their research at these USDA laboratories.

The Department adheres to all university guidelines including those pertaining to academic dishonesty, disability accommodation, harassment and discrimination and others.

V MPM 378 -- Case Study IV

Clinical application of basic science.

  • 2 Credits ( 2-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Kevan Flaming and Dr. Gayle Brown
  • Prerequisite: Second-year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 380 -- Veterinary Immunology

Structure and function of the immune system in animals.

  • 2 Credits ( 2-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. James Roth
  • Prerequisite: first year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 386 -- Veterinary Microbiology I

Bacteria and fungi of veterinary importance with emphasis on mechanisms of disease production and laboratory diagnostic procedures.

  • 5 credits ( 3-5 )
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Ron Griffith
  • Prerequisite: second year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 387 -- Veterinary Microbiology II

The nature and ecology of animal viruses; pathogenesis of viral diseases; the role of the immune response in pathogenesis and immunity to viral diseases.

  • 3 Credits ( 3-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Brett Sponseller
  • Prerequisite: second year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 388 -- Public Health for Veterinary Medical Students

Principles and practice of epidemiology. Relationships of animals to human health and well being, including zoonotic diseases, sanitation of food products of animal origin, water safety and handling of animal wastes.

  • 3 Credits ( 3-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Radford Davis
  • Prerequisite: second year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 390 -- Topics in Veterinary Medical History

Significant persons, noteworthy events, and pivotal scientific discoveries in the course of the development and advancement of veterinary medicine from ancient times to the present.

  • 1 Credit ( 1-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring, 8 weeks
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Russel Currier
  • Prerequisite: none

V MPM 409 -- Infectious Diseases of Captive Wild Animals

NOT OFFERED FALL 2017 OR SPRING 2018

Infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, mycotic and protozan) of elephants, non-human primates, birds, ruminants, cool-blooded animals and carnivores.

  • 1 Credit ( 0-2 )
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring, 1st half semester
  • Instructor in charge: 
  • Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in microbiology/biology or second semester first year classification in veterinary medicine or second year classification in veterinary medicine, or permission of the instructor in charge.

V MPM 428 -- Principles of Epidemiology and Population Health

Epidemiology and ecology of disease in populations. Disease causality and epidemiologic investigations. Issues in disease prevention, control, and eradication. This course is available on campus and by distance.

  • 3 Credits ( 3-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Annette M O'Connor
  • Prerequisite: second year classification in veterinary medicine
  • Dual-listed with VMPM 528, Cross-listed with VDPAM

V MPM 437 -- Infectious Diseases and Preventive Medicine

Etiology, epidemiology, laboratory diagnosis, regulatory control and preventive medicine aspects of the infectious diseases of swine, sheep, goats, cattle and horses.

  • 3 Credits ( 3-0 )
  • Semester Offered: Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Ron Griffith
  • Prerequisite: third year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 486 -- Laboratory in Public Health

Laboratory exercises and field trips related to veterinary public health.

  • 2 Credits
  • Semester Offered: Fall and Spring
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Radford Davis
  • Prerequisite: fourth year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 490 -- Independent Study

  • Cr. arranged. Repeatable.
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Radford Davis
  • Prerequisite: permission of instructor and department chair

V MPM 491 -- CDC Epidemiology Elective Preceptorship

Introduction to preventive medicine, public health and the principles of applied epidemiology within the working atmosphere of the Center for Disease Control.

  • 6 Credits
  • Semester offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Instructor in charge: Dr. Radford Davis
  • Prerequisite: permission of instructor

V MPM 494 -- Zoo Preceptorships

Elective course in zoo veterinary medicine.

  • 1-8 Credits. Repeatable
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Instructor in charge: 
  • Prerequisite: fourth year classification in veterinary medicine

V MPM 496 -- Wildlife Immobilization & Conservation

International Preceptorship and Study Abroad to South Africa.

  • 1-12 Credits (0-40)
  • Semester Offered: Fall, Spring and Summer
  • Instructor in charge: 
  • Prerequisite: second year classification in veterinary medicine