2016-17 Academic Catalog

College of Veterinary Medicine

KENT H. HOBLET, Dean

Office: College of Veterinary Medicine (Wise Center)
Telephone: (662) 325-3432

Mailing Address: Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100

General Information

The College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1974 by an act of the Mississippi Legislature. The first class was admitted during the 1977-78 academic year and graduated in May of 1981.

The permanent College facilities, completed in the fall of 1981, include the learning resources center, the animal health center, and the research facility. College programs, faculty, students, and staff are located in these facilities.

The primary objective of the College is to serve the needs of Mississippi. In quest of this objective, the College will provide training in the sciences required for a career in veterinary medicine and veterinary medical technology. The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum focuses on the skills of the veterinary practitioner who will serve the animal-owning public of Mississippi while the veterinary medical technology curriculum focuses on the skills necessary to facilitate the work of veterinarians.

Students seeking a degree in either veterinary medicine or veterinary technology should acquire a sound foundation in the biological and physical sciences and a general knowledge of the humanities in high school and college. Because of the increasing use of information technology in veterinary medicine, students are strongly encouraged to acquire familiarity with computers. They must have a demonstrated aptitude for scientific study, and, in addition, experience with animals. An awareness of the requirements and characteristics of the practice of veterinary medicine is desirable in reaching a mature decision to pursue a career in either veterinary medicine or veterinary technology.

Early Entry Program for the College of Veterinary Medicine

The Early Entry Program is offered on a competitive basis to high school seniors who have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement. Applications are available by October 1st of each year and are due for return by January 5th. Online applications are available at www.cvm.msstate.edu. Questions should be addressed to the Office of Student Admissions, College of Veterinary Medicine at (662) 325-9065 or hadaway@cvm.msstate.edu.

The Program is designed so an individual has the opportunity to obtain both a B.S. degree and a D.V.M. degree in seven to eight years. Those accepted into the Early Entry Program are pre-accepted into the professional program at the College of Veterinary Medicine contingent upon their maintaining predetermined qualifications throughout their college career and providing documentation of no less than 480 hours veterinary experience.

Traditional Entrance Requirements

The GRE® general exam (school code 1326) is required for admission consideration – No minimum score is required. Scores must be in the CVM Office of Student Admissions by September 15 of the application year. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) score of 213 is required for applicants whose primary language is not English, also due September 15. Three (3) completed LOR (Letter of Recommendation) forms are required with the completed VMCAS application. At least one evaluator must be a veterinarian. To apply, applicants must have a minimum overall grade point average of 2.80. Minimum GPAs must be maintained throughout the application process. No grade lower than a C- is acceptable in any required course. Remediated and repeated courses must be completed before the application is submitted. Prerequisite courses for entrance into the college must include specific courses:

English composition6
Speech or Technical Writing3
Mathematics (college algebra or higher)6
Biological science with lab8
Microbiology with lab4
Inorganic chemistry with lab8
Organic chemistry with lab8
Biochemistry3
Physics (can be Trig-based)6
Advanced Upper-level Science electives12
Humanities/fine arts/social and Behavioral sciences15
Total Hours79

Science and mathematics courses must be completed or updated within six calendar years prior to the anticipated date of enrollment.

Admission Procedure

Applications are accepted through September 15 each year for the upcoming academic year. Admissions, interviews, and decisions take place in the spring, with new students beginning classes around July 1. All applicants apply electronically through the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS) at www.aavmc.org. Applications are available online from May 15 to September 15 each year.

Further information may be obtained from:

Office of Student Admissions
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
662-325-9065; msu-cvmadmissions@cvm.msstate.edu

DVM Curriculum

The professional curriculum is divided into two phases - Phase 1 (DVM 1 and DVM 2 years) and Phase 2 (DVM 3 and DVM 4 years).

Phase 1 is conducted in a lecture/lab based format.

DVM 1 Courses
Freshmen Fall Courses
CVM 5011Professional Development I1
CVM 5013Veterinary Neuroscience3
CVM 5023Infectious Agents I3
CVM 5033Immunology3
CVM 5036Veterinary Physiology6
CVM 5046Veterinary Anatomy I6
CVM 5073Veterinary Histology3
Freshmen Spring Courses
CVM 5021Professional Development II1
CVM 5022Veterinary Epidemiology2
CVM 5044Veterinary Pathology4
CVM 5072Veterinary Anatomy II2
CVM 5163Veterinary Parasitology3
CVM 5193Veterinary Agents of Infectious Disease II3
CVM 5223Veterinary Pharmacology I3
Total Hours43
DVM 2 Courses
Sophomore Fall Courses
CVM 5111Professional Development III1
CVM 5123Veterinary Clinical Pathology3
CVM 5143Theriogenology3
CVM 5153Equine Medicine & Surgery I3
CVM 5152Toxicology2
CVM 5186Small Anim Med & Surgery I6
CVM 5213Introduction to Veterinary Anesthesiology3
CVM 5553Pharmacology II3
Sophomore Spring Courses
CVM 5121Professional Development IV1
CVM 5133Veterinary Preventive Medicine3
CVM 5173Equine Medicine & Surgery II3
CVM 5162Diagnostic Imaging2
CVM 5175Food Animal Medicine and Surgery5
CVM 5183Special Species3
CVM 5196Small Animal Medicine and Surgery II6
Total Hours47

Clinical and Elective

Phase 2, (DVM3 and DVM4 years) is conducted in a clinical and elective format. Students participate in fourteen required clinical rotations of two to six weeks duration each. In these rotations students actively participate in the clinical diagnosis and management of patients admitted to the Animal Health Center.

During the fourth year (DVM4) students have 7 months of elective options. The options include elective clinical rotations, externship experiences, small group or discussion based courses, and special problems (directed individual study) opportunities. In essence, each student, working closely with a faculty advisor, designs a schedule which most uniquely meets the student’s needs and career preferences.

Conducted in an experiential-learning mode, the clinical rotations and many of the electives continue to make the student responsible for his or her own education. The clinical cases or elective courses provide the environment for continued student growth and development. Students must be mature and responsible learners to obtain the maximum benefit from these courses.

DVM3 Courses
Services and Practices
CVM 5214Laboratory Services4
CVM 5224Radiology4
CVM 5234Anesthesiology4
CVM 5246Community Veterinary Services6
CVM 5256Small Animal Surgery6
CVM 5266Equine Medicine & Surgery6
CVM 5273Population Medicine3
CVM 5276Food Animal Practice6
Total Hours39
DVM4 Courses
CVM 5000Directed Individual Study in CVM1-6
CVM 5182Veterinary Disaster Management2
CVM 5222Small Animal Clinical Nutrition2
CVM 5282Ambulatory/Large Animal Primary Care 12
CVM 5292Flowood/MVRDL Externship 12
CVM 5301Clinicopathological Conference 11
CVM 5310Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine 14-6
CVM 5364Veterinary Specialty Center Rotation 14
CVM 5420Advanced Rotation in Radiology2-4
CVM 5430Advanced Rotation in Anesthesiology2-4
CVM 5452Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation2
CVM 5454Advanced Rotation in Small Animal Surgery4
CVM 5464Adv Rot Eq Med & Surg4
CVM 5474Advanced Rotation in Food Animal Practice4
CVM 5510Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 12-6
CVM 5520Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 22-6
CVM 5530Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 32-6
CVM 5540Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 42-6
CVM 5550Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 52-6
CVM 5560Advanced Clinical Rotation 1 (ACR 1)2-6
CVM 5570Advanced Clinical Rotation 2 (ACR 2)2-6
CVM 5580Advanced Clinical Rotation 3 (ACR 3)2-6
CVM 5602Comparative Endocrinology2
CVM 5640Shelter Medicine Spay Neuter2-6
CVM 5652Equine Podiatry2
CVM 5662Clinical Neurology2
CVM 5672Veterinary Dentistry2
CVM 5682Veterinary Ophthalmology2
CVM 5692Veterinary Art and Business Management2
CVM 5702Clin Hematology & Immunology2
CVM 5722Small Ruminant Production Medicine2
CVM 5754Advanced Small Animal Surgery4
CVM 5764Advanced Equine Reproduction4
CVM 5772Canine Theriogenology2
CVM 5802Practical Small Animal Oncology2
CVM 5812Behavior for the Companion Animal Veterinarian2
CVM 5814The Feline Patient4
CVM 5854Aquarium Health Management4
CVM 5862Equine Lameness2
CVM 5864Bovine Production Medicine4
CVM 5874Bovine Theriogenology4
CVM 5990Special Topics in CVM2-6
Total Hours81-128
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Required

Students must take 26 hours of electives during their senior year. Electives can be selected from the above listed CVM courses or from University courses upon advisor’s approval.

Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT)

The Veterinary Medical Technology major (VMT) prepares students for multiple career opportunities. Upon completion of this program, graduates will positively contribute to the veterinary health care team regardless of the area/specialty graduates wish to pursue. Potential work environments for VMTP graduates include but are not limited to private veterinary practice, biomedical research, pharmaceutical industry, zoological parks, humane societies, nutrition companies, United States Department of Agriculture, U.S. military and academic institutions. Students interested in the Veterinary Medical Technology Program will have the option of selecting Pre-VMT as their major at the time of their admission to Mississippi State University. Once students are admitted into the third year of the program, they will be classified as VMT majors.

During the first two years of the curriculum, students are enrolled as pre-vet med tech students. The first two years of the curriculum are mainly composed of general education courses. Students can apply as early as the spring semester of their sophomore year for entry into the junior year of the VMTP if not already accepted under the Pre-admission policy. The third year of the curriculum is competitive and enrollment is limited to 30 students. Entry into the third year of the program requires successful completion of either the Pre-admission or Regular Admission application process. Students will be allowed a maximum of tow times to apply to the VMTP. At that point, if they are not successful, they will be required to seek another major.

Accepted students will begin classes the fall semester following acceptance. The fourth year mainly consists of clinical experiences and begins the fall semester following successful completion of the third year. Students will be evaluated by exams throughout the curriculum for successful program advancement.

Pre-admission Policy

Pre-admission to the junior year is offered on a competitive basis to high school seniors and college students who have only reisded on a college campus for a semester or less. Applicants must have demonstrated significant academic achievement including an overall GPA of 2.8 (80% or higher) for high school seniors or an overall GPA of 2.8 for college freshmen. There is also an ACT requirement of 21 or an SAT requirement of 1470. Complete admissions requirements and online applications are available at www.cvm.msstate.edu. Those granted pre-admission into the VMTP are pre-accepted into the junior year of the VMTP contingent upon maintaining predetermined qualifications during their freshman and sophomore years.

Regular Admission Policy

Applications are available online January 15 - March 1. Admission procedures include a critique of each applicant's academic record, an evaluation of each applicant's references, and a personal interview of selected applicants. Futher information may be obatined from Veterinary Medical Technology Program, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, PO Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS, 39762; 662-325-1103; msuvmt@cvm.msstate.edu

Entrance Requirements to the Junior Year

An applicant to the junior year of the VMTP must successfully complete prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the junior year. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. To apply, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (regular admission) or 2.8 (pre-admission) on a 4.00 scale with no grade less than “C” in any prerequisite course. The minimum GPA must be maintained throughout the application process. Prerequisite courses for entrance into the VMTP must include specific courses:

English Composition6
Mathematics (college algebra or higher)6
Inorganic Chemistry7
Humanities6
Social/Behavioral Sciences6
Public Speaking3
Microbiology with lab4
Biological Science with lab8
Fine Arts3
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
or VS 3014 Anatomy and Physiology
VS 1012Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Careers2
CVM 3101Veterinary Technology Medical Terminology1
Total Hours56

Further information may be obtained from:

Veterinary Medical Technology Program
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State University
PO Box 6100, Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
662-325-1103; www.msuvmt@cvm.msstate.edu

Veterinary Medical Technology

General Education Requirements

English Composition
EN 1103English Composition I3
or EN 1163 Accelerated Composition I
EN 1113English Composition II3
or EN 1173 Accelerated Composition II
Mathematics
MA 1313College Algebra3
MA 1323Trigonometry3
or ST 2113 Introduction to Statistics
Natural Science
BIO 1134Biology I4
BIO 1144Biology II4
Humanities
See General Education courses6
Fine Arts
See General Education courses3
Social/Behavioral Sciences
See General Education courses6
Other courses
CH 1043Survey of Chemistry I (or higher)3
CH 1051Experimental Chemistry (or higher)1
CH 1053Survey of Chemistry II (or higher)3
BIO 3304General Microbiology4
CO 1003Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
or CO 1013 Introduction to Communication
Major Core
ADS 1113
ADS 1121
Animal Science
and Animal Science Laboratory
4
or VS 3014 Anatomy and Physiology
VS 1012Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Careers2
CVM 3112Animal Handling, Husbandry, and Nutrition2
CVM 3243Basics of Practice Procedures and Management3
CVM 3101Veterinary Technology Medical Terminology1
CVM 3014Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technologists4
CVM 3013Small Animal Diseases and Management3
CVM 3022Small Animal Technical Skills & Nursing Care2
CVM 3032Food Animal Diseases and Management2
CVM 3031Food Animal Technical Skills & Nursing Care1
CVM 3042Equine Diseases and Management2
CVM 3041Equine Technical Skills & Nursing Care1
CVM 3232Pharmacology & Toxicology for Veterinary Technologists2
CVM 3111Parasitology for Veterinary Technologists1
CVM 3121Hematology for Veterinary Technologists1
CVM 3132Clinical Pathology Laboratory Techniques2
CVM 3212Anesthesiology for Veterinary Technologists2
CVM 3051Laboratory Animal Health Management1
CVM 3061Laboratory Animal Technical Skills1
CVM 3201Dental Principles for Veterinary Technologists1
CVM 3202Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technologists2
CVM 3222Surgical Skills & Nursing Care for Veterinary Technologists2
CVM 3221Surgical Nursing & Anesthetic Management Laboratory1
CVM 3141Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Techniques1
CVM 4103Large Animal Clinical Experience3
CVM 4113Large Animal Clinical Elective3
or CVM 4223 Small Animal Clinical Elective
CVM 4333Emergency/ICU Clinical Experience3
CVM 4213Small Animal Surgery & Anesthesia Clinical Experience3
CVM 4102Professional Development for Veterinary Technologists2
CVM 4701Application & Process for VTNE1
CVM 4206Small Animal Clinical Experience6
CVM 4003Internship Experience3
CVM 4601Animal Emergency & Referral Center Elective1
Elective Experiences
Choose two of the following:2
Veterinary Technology Academic Elective
Clinical Experience Elective
Diagnostic Laboratory Experience
Biomedical Research Experience Elective
Total Hours120

Graduate Program

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) at Mississippi State University (MSU) provides the following graduate programs:

MS – Veterinary Medical Science (MS-VMS) with Concentrations in:

Population Medicine Non-Thesis (PMNT)

              Requires: 35 hours of coursework

Veterinary Medical Research (VMRC)-default

              Requires: 24 hours of coursework including 1 seminar and 1 statistics + 6 hrs research

Computational Biology (VCBC)

Requires: 24 hours of coursework including 1 seminar, 1 statistics, BCH/PSS 8653 Genomes and Genomics, CSE 6613 Bio-computing, CSE 6623 Computational Biology + 6 hrs research

Infectious Diseases (VIDC)

Requires: 24 hours of coursework including 1 seminar, 1 statistics, CVM 8303 Advanced Immunology, BCH 6013 Principles of Biochemistry or BCH 6713 Molecular Biology + 6 hrs research

Toxicology (VTOX)

Requires: 24 hours of coursework including 1 seminar, 1 statistics, CVM 8543 Mechanisms Toxic Action and CVM 6513 Environmental Toxicology + 6 hours  research

PhD – Veterinary Medical Science (PhD-VMS) with Concentrations in:

General CVM PhD Requirements:  All PhD programs require 60 hours beyond the M.S. degree or 90 hours beyond the B.S. degree.  Students with a M.S. are required to take at least 20 hours of research, 3 seminar courses, and two statistics courses.  The remaining 31 hours can be met by a combination of graduate coursework and research/dissertation (CVM 9000) as approved by the student’s doctoral committee. 

Students with a B.S. degree admitted without a M.S. are required to take a minimum of 24 hours of graduate coursework, at least 20 hours of research, three seminar courses, and two statistics courses.  The remaining 46 hours of credit can be met by a combination of graduate coursework and research/dissertation (CVM 9000) as approved by the student’s doctoral committee.

 Veterinary Medical Research (VMRC)

Default concentration.  See general requirements above.

Computational Biology (VCBC)

See general requirements above.  Coursework must include BCH/PSS 8653 Genomes and Genomics, CSE 6613 Biocomputing, and CSE 4623/6623  Computational Biology

Infectious Diseases (VIDC)

See general requirements. Coursework must include CVM 8303 Advanced Immunology, BCH 6013 Principles of Biochemistry or BCH 6713 Molecular  Biology

These graduate programs provide advanced educational opportunities for students in a broad range of biomedical and veterinary sciences. The goal of the VMS and ENVT programs is to provide training for the next generation of scientists and educators who will be leaders in biomedical and veterinary research and education.  Faculty in CVM’s Department of Basic Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, and Department of Pathobiology & Population Medicine lead each student’s graduate education.  Involvement in ongoing research projects conducted by the faculty is an important part of each degree program. 

Students pursuing admission to one of the MS or PhD programs in CVM must complete all admission requirements of the MSU Office of Graduate Studies (OGS).   From the MSU Office of Graduate Studies page, students should click on “Apply Online Now” to be directed to the MSU Graduate Admission Online Application site.  In addition to the MSU OGS application, the CVM Graduate Faculty would like to evaluate prospective student’s research interests using the CVM Graduate Student  – Background and Interest Form.  Students interested in the CVM graduate program should complete the form and submit to the CVM ORGS Office by emailing the form to lawrence@cvm.msstate.edu.  The Background and Interest Form will be used to evaluate the student’s research interests and place students within the appropriate research program when admitted to the CVM Graduate Program.  The form is also used to determine/award available graduate research assistantships/grants. 

In addition to the traditional MS and PhD programs in the College, there is a path within the DVM program in which students may pursue a DVM-PhD or DVM-MS Dual Degree.  Information concerning the DVM Dual Degree programs can be found at the Combined DVM-Graduate Degree Programs site. 

If you have additional questions or need assistance concerning CVM graduate education, please call 662-325-1417 or email the ORGS Office at lawrence@cvm.msstate.edu

Veterinary Medicine Courses

CVM 1001 First Year Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. First-year seminars explore a diverse arrary of topics that provide students with an opportunity to learn about a specific discipline from skilled faculty members

CVM 2443 Essentials of Biotechnology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. An introduction to principles and applications of biotechnology. (Same as FO 2443)

CVM 2990 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CVM 3013 Small Animal Diseases and Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: admission to the junior year of the veterinary medical technology program). Three hours lecture. Pathophysiology, transmission, diagnostic process, clinical management and prevention of canine and feline diseases as well as emergency and critical care

CVM 3014 Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technologists: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Study of anatomical and physiological systems of animals commonly encountered by veterinary technologists with emphasis of species differences and clinical applications. (Offered to students enrolled in the Veterinary Technology Program ONLY)

CVM 3022 Small Animal Technical Skills & Nursing Care: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admissions to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program). One hour lecture . Two hours laboratory. Principles of small animal medical management topics and techniques, behavior, and an overview of critical care techniques for small animals

CVM 3031 Food Animal Technical Skills & Nursing Care: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology program). Two hours laboratory Fundamentals of handling of the food animal species. Breed identification, specimen collection, physical exam, medication administration and other nursing care procedures relevant to the species

CVM 3032 Food Animal Diseases and Management: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology program). Two hours lecture. Diseases, husbandry, preventative health care,epidemiology, public health and client education for the food animal species

CVM 3041 Equine Technical Skills & Nursing Care: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program). Two hours lecture/laboratory. Fundamentals of handling of the equine species. Breed identification, specimen collection, physical exam, medication administration and other nursing care procedures relevant to the species

CVM 3042 Equine Diseases and Management: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology program).Two hours lecture. Diseases,husbandry, preventative health care and client education for the equine species

CVM 3051 Laboratory Animal Health Management: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One hour lecture. Diseases, husbandry and preventative health care for the Laboratory animal species

CVM 3061 Laboratory Animal Technical Skills: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program). Two hours laboratory. Fundamentals of the handling of the laboratory animal species. Species and breed identification, specimen collection, physical exam, medication administration and other nursing care procedures

CVM 3101 Veterinary Technology Medical Terminology: 1 hour.

One hour lecture.Veterinary medical terminology, focusing on fundamental recognition, interpretation and usage of medical terms

CVM 3111 Parasitology for Veterinary Technologists: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).Two hour lecture/laboratory. Parasites of veterinary and public health importance,including gross and microscopic morphology, transmission, and control

CVM 3112 Animal Handling, Husbandry, and Nutrition: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: admission to the veterinary medical technology program). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. General handling and restraint, basic husbandry techniques, and the nutritional needs for companion animals and production animals

CVM 3121 Hematology for Veterinary Technologists: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program)One hour lecture. Structure and function of normal blood cells, cellular and humoral immunity, mechanisms of hemostasis, blood group serology, transfusion medicine and vaccinology

CVM 3132 Clinical Pathology Laboratory Techniques: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: admission to the junior year of the veterinary medical technology program). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Procedures in hematology, serology, and ELISA methodology, cytology, urology, chemistries, and microbiology (culture and sensitivity)

CVM 3141 Anatomical Pathology Laboratory Techniques: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).Two hours lecture/laboratory. Veterinary anatomical pathology laboratory including necropsy,sample collection and submission, and disposal of animal tissues

CVM 3201 Dental Principles for Veterinary Technologists: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the junior year of the Veterinary medical Technology program).One hour laboratory. Students are expected to become proficient in dental techniques of all small animal species, instrumentation, and dental radiology positioning in additions to common dental disorders

CVM 3202 Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technologists: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the junior year of the Vet Tech program) One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Diagnostic imaging (x-ray,CT, MRI, ultrasound), production of images, use of screens and grids, handling film, imaging quality, film processing, patient positioning,and radiation safety

CVM 3212 Anesthesiology for Veterinary Technologists: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year of the Vet Tech Program).Two hours lecture. Pharmacologic action of pre-anesthetic and anesthetic drugs. Principles and techniques of induction, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery of the patient.Humane methods of euthanasia

CVM 3221 Surgical Nursing & Anesthetic Management Laboratory: 1 hour.

(Prerequsisite:Admission to the junior year of Vet Med Tech Program). Two hours laboratory. Principles and techniques in veterinary surgical nursing and anesthesia

CVM 3222 Surgical Skills & Nursing Care for Veterinary Technologists: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to the junior year Vet Med Tech Prog) Two hours lecture. Role of the veterinary technician as a member of the veterinary surgical team

CVM 3232 Pharmacology & Toxicology for Veterinary Technologists: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to junior year of Vet Med Tech Prog) Two hours lecture. Characteristics,classification and usage of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Introduction to and application of dosage and formulation calculations. Overview of common toxins, clinical signs and associated treatments

CVM 3243 Basics of Practice Procedures and Management: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to junior year of Vet Med Prog). Three hours lecture.Veterinary practice economics, personnel management, professional and client communications, inventory control, and marketing techniques

CVM 4000 Directed Individual Study in Veterinary Medicine: 1-6 hours.

CVM 4003 Internship Experience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).Three hours practicum. Students choose a facility to complete a three week internship. Choices include zoos, laboratory, research, equine, emergency, and small animal. Facility is approved by director

CVM 4101 Veterinary Technology Academic Elective: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One hour practicum. The student will work one on one with a faculty member in areas of academic standard, course design, laboratory/lecture preparation, and other aspects of undergraduate programs

CVM 4102 Professional Development for Veterinary Technologists: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).Two hours lecture. Professional, ethical, and legal considerations of clinical practice. Professional development, career opportunities, and advancements in veterinary technology. Interdisciplinary, teams and human-animal bond in community and practice

CVM 4103 Large Animal Clinical Experience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: admission to the senior year of the veterinary medical technology program). Three hour practicum. Supervised rotation through the MSU-CVM Large Animal Clinics (Equine and Food Animal) and Large Animal Ambulatory Rotation

CVM 4113 Large Animal Clinical Elective: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission into the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program). Lecture/Practicum. Lecture component on an advanced large animal topic. Practicum component consists of rotating through one of the large animal services

CVM 4134 Aquatic Animal Health Management: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory.(Prerequisite: One course in microbiology and one course in physiology). Fundamentals concepts of preventing , diagnosing and treating economically important diseases in wild and cultured stocks and invertebrates through didactic and laboratory instruction

CVM 4180 Emergency Prep for Animal Health: 1-5 hours.

Introduction to emergency preparedness concerning health/well-being of animals. Incident Command System (ICS) leading to subjects pertinent to animal health during natural/man-made disasters

CVM 4193 Medical Pharmacology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites for undergraduates: BIO 3014 or BIO 4514 and BCH 4013 or 4603; Prerequisites for graduates: graduate standing and instructor’s consent). Three hours lecture. This course is an introduction to basic and clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on major drug groups, their mechanisms of action, and therapeutic use

CVM 4201 Clinical Experience Elective: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One hour practicum. This course allows senior students in an elected clinical experience, either within MSU-CVM or at an outside approved facility; animal clinic/hospital, laboratory, research

CVM 4206 Small Animal Clinical Experience: 6 hours.

(Prerequisites: admission to the junior year of the veterinary medical technology program). Six hour practicum. Students will rotate through 3 weeks in Community Veterinary Services, 1 week in laboratory animal, 1 week in shelter medicine, and 1week in internal medicine

CVM 4213 Small Animal Surgery & Anesthesia Clinical Experience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program) Three hour practicum. Students will manage surgical/anesthetic cases at MSU-CVM. Students participate in surgical preparation, OR operations, induce/monitor anethesia,pre/post-op and all technical aspects of patient care

CVM 4223 Small Animal Clinical Elective: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program). Lecture/Practicum. Lecture component on an advanced small animal topic. Practicum component consists of rotating through one of the small animal services

CVM 4333 Emergency/ICU Clinical Experience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Admission to Senior year of Vet Med Tech Prog) Three hours practicum.Supervised rotation through the Small Animal Emergency/Critical Care Unit. Students particpate in all technical aspects of the patients

CVM 4501 Diagnostic Laboratory Experience: 1 hour.

(Prerequisites: Admission to the senior year of the veterinary medical technology program). One hour practicum. Supervised rotation through the State Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl, MS

CVM 4511 Biomedical Research Experience Elective: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One week rotation at the Laboratory Animal Facilities, University of Mississippi Medical Center. Principles of animal research and application animal welfare regulations

CVM 4513 Environmental Toxicology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: 8 hours biological sciences and 8 hours chemistry). Three hours lecture. The disposition and toxicological effects of environmentally-relevant toxicants (such as agrochemicals, petroleum and industrial pollutants) within organisms, and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

CVM 4601 Animal Emergency & Referral Center Elective: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One week practicum. Supervised rotation through the Animal Emergency and referral Center in Flowood. Students participate in technical aspects of referral center and emergency and critical care nursing

CVM 4701 Application & Process for VTNE: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: admission to the senior year of the Veterinary Medical Technology Program).One hour lecture. VTNE application process and how to review for the national board examination

CVM 4990 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CVM 5000 Directed Individual Study in CVM: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CVM 5011 Professional Development I: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). One hour lecture. This course will include veterinary career pathways, personal finance, cultural competence, ethical issues, dealing with stress, and study skills

CVM 5013 Veterinary Neuroscience: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Two hours lecture. One hour laboratory. Basic anatomic and physiologic concepts foundational to understanding animal behaviors and veterinary neurology

CVM 5021 Professional Development II: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program.) One hour lecture. This course will include presentations and discussions on ethics, jurisprudence, business and professionalism

CVM 5022 Veterinary Epidemiology: 2 hours.

Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program. Two hours lecture. Presentation of basic concepts and principles of epidemiology and the relationship to animal and human health

CVM 5023 Infectious Agents I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture. Principles regarding the classification, pathophysiological mechanisms, control, diagnosis, and zoonotic potential of bacteria of importance in veterinary medicine

CVM 5032 Immunology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Presentation of the priniciples regarding immune responses in health and disease

CVM 5033 Immunology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture. Presentation of the principles regarding immune responses in health and disease . Introduction to Veterinary Immunology

CVM 5036 Veterinary Physiology: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program).Six hours lecture. Presentation of fundamental concepts, principles, and issues in veterinary physiology specifically related to cellular physiology, muscle and nerve function,cardiovascular,respiratory , urinary,digestive, endocrine and reproductive physiology

CVM 5044 Veterinary Pathology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program.) Four hours lecture. Introduction to the host response to endogenous and exogenous injury. Emphasis will be on general and systematic anatomic patholog

CVM 5046 Veterinary Anatomy I: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Eight hours lecture-lab combination. Study of gross anatomy through dissection with intergration of embryological and radiographic anatomy. Hindlimb/forelimb, vertebral column, head, and the neck. Canine and equine models primarily

CVM 5072 Veterinary Anatomy II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: CVM 5046 and enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture and laboratory. Study of anatomy through dissection with integration of embryological/radiographic anatomy. Alimentary system/abdomen, urogential system, pelvic cavity, and mammary gland. Canine, equine, and bovine models primarily

CVM 5073 Veterinary Histology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Basic microscopic anatomy cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems

CVM 5106 First Year CVM Medicine: 6 hours.

Six hours non-gradable course. This course is used in summer terms (only) to establish First Year CVM students fall enrollment elgibility

CVM 5111 Professional Development III: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). One hour lecture. Application of evidence based medicine and quantitative skills in veterinary medicine

CVM 5121 Professional Development IV: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). One hour lecture. Application of evidence based medicine and quantitative skills in veterinary medicine

CVM 5123 Veterinary Clinical Pathology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program.) Three hours lecture. This course covers the basic concepts of hematology, clinical chemistry, and cytology. The interpretation of laboratory methods in evaluation will also be covered

CVM 5130 VNI Clinical Rotation: 2-6 hours.

(Prerequisite: enrollment in the CVM professional curriculum). Two to six (2-6) credit hours practicum. Clinical rotation at Veterinary Neurology & Imaging, where students participate in the care of patients referred to specialists in the field of veterinary neurology/neurosurgery

CVM 5132 Anes & Pharm II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Two hours lecture. Principles of anesthetic techniques in various species along with systems oriented anesthesia. Mechanisms of antimicrobial action with an emphasis on antimicrobial therapy

CVM 5133 Veterinary Preventive Medicine: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Three hours lecture. Management and prevention of animal diseases that impact animal and human health

CVM 5143 Theriogenology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. The pathogenesis, diagnosis, pathology, medical and surgical treatment, and prevention of diseases related to the urogenital system of domestic species

CVM 5152 Toxicology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Diagnosis and management of animal intoxications

CVM 5153 Equine Medicine & Surgery I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture/lab. Clinical reasoning, principles of diagnosis and the medical and surgical management of multi-systemic disorders involving the equine cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, immune and urinary systems

CVM 5162 Diagnostic Imaging: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Two hours lecture. This course introduces the fundamental principles of radiographic diagnosis of abnormal body systems. Included are the physics and principles of interpretation and visual perception

CVM 5163 Veterinary Parasitology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Present- ation of principles essential to understanding the classification, pathophysiological mechanisms, control and diagnosis of parasites of importance in veterinary medicine

CVM 5173 Equine Medicine & Surgery II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture/lab). The principles of diagnosis and management of disorders involving the cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, nervous, immune and urinary systems

CVM 5175 Food Animal Medicine and Surgery: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Four hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Disease and common surgical conditions of food animals including history, clinical signs, diagnostic methods, medical treatment, surgical correction, prognosis, and prevention

CVM 5182 Veterinary Disaster Management: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program. Not open to students who have completed CVM 4180/CVM 6180). Veterinary disaster management concerning animal health and well-being before, during, and after disasters. Includes general incident management training for local, state and federal levels

CVM 5183 Special Species: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in profesisonal veterinary degree program.) Three hours lecture. This course will cover applied anatomy, physiology, husbandry and common diseases in avian, aquatic, reptiles, amphibians, rodents and other minor species

CVM 5186 Small Anim Med & Surgery I: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Five hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course covers diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the urogenital, gastrointestinal, cardiorespiratory, hematologic, and nervous systems, plus emergency medicine

CVM 5193 Veterinary Agents of Infectious Disease II: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: C or better in CVM 5023). Three hours lecture. A systematic presentation of viruses and fungi and their features of importance in veterinary medicine including disease synonyms morphology, classification, and character of the disease

CVM 5195 Small Anim Med & Surgery II: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program.) Four hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Course covers diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the musculoskeletal, digestive, and endocrine systems

CVM 5196 Small Animal Medicine and Surgery II: 6 hours.

(prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Five hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course covers diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical conditions of the musculoskeletal, endocrine, and integumentary systems, plus selected topics in small animal oncology

CVM 5206 Second Year Vet. Medicine: 6 hours.

Six hours non-gradable course. This course is used in summer terms (only) to establish Second Year CVM students fall enrollment elgibility

CVM 5210 Advanced Clinical Rotation - Comparative Ophthalmology.: 2-6 hours.

Advanced clinical rotation in comparative ophthalmology. Veterinary students will actively participate in care and examination of referred ophthalmology patients

CVM 5213 Introduction to Veterinary Anesthesiology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course is an introduction to principles of anesthesia for the common veterinary species, and includes equipment, drugs, methods of administration, monitoring, and methods for specific disease states

CVM 5214 Laboratory Services: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. Supervised rotation through the Diagnositc Laboratory of the Animal Health Center. Responsibilities include diagnostic techniques and data interpretation in clinical pathology, pathology, parasitology and bacteriology

CVM 5222 Small Animal Clinical Nutrition: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Eligible to take 4th year electives.) Two hours lecture. Applied clinical nutrition focusing on the nutritional needs of the healthy and diseased small animal patient and utilization of current diets to impact patient health

CVM 5223 Veterinary Pharmacology I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Three hours lecture. Molecular basis for absorption, mechanism of action, metabolism, excretion and toxicity focusing on pharmaceuticals used to treat hemostatic, neoplasitc, parasitic, and inflammatory disorders

CVM 5224 Radiology: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. Supervised rotation in Radiology. Areas of study include radiographic and ultrasound techniques and interpretation and radiotherapy

CVM 5234 Anesthesiology: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. Supervised rotation in Anesthesiology. Areas of study include preanesthetic patient evaluation, anesthetic induction, maintenance and monitoring and postanesthetic patient management

CVM 5246 Community Veterinary Services: 6 hours.

Six hours practicum. Supervised through the Community Veterinary Service of the Small Animal Health Center. Students participate in all aspects of patient care and health management

CVM 5256 Small Animal Surgery: 6 hours.

Six hours practicum. Supervised rotation through Small Animal Surgery. Students participate in the receiving, analysis, surgery and management of patients referred for surgical care

CVM 5266 Equine Medicine & Surgery: 6 hours.

Six hours practicum. Supervised rotation through the Equine unit of the Large Animal Clinic. Students participate in the receiving, analysis, and management of patients referred for care

CVM 5273 Population Medicine: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. This course focuses on animal health assessment at the population level. It emphasizes decision making and best practices to maintain health in large and small animal populations

CVM 5276 Food Animal Practice: 6 hours.

Six hours practicum. Supervised rotation through the Food Animal section of the Animal Health Center. Students participate in problem analysis, case management and development of health maintenance programs

CVM 5282 Ambulatory/Large Animal Primary Care: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in professional veterinary degree program). Two hours practicum. Supervised clinical rotation through the Ambulatory/Large Animal Primary Care service. Students participate in large animal medicine and surgery in a field setting

CVM 5292 Flowood/MVRDL Externship: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the CVM professional curriculum). Two credit hours practicum. Supervised clinical rotation at the Animal Emergency and Referral Center, Flowood, MS where veterinary students will actively participate in all aspects of patient care. Additional clinical experiences will provided at the Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

CVM 5301 Clinicopathological Conference: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. One hour laboratory. Advanced communication skills. Professional writing and public speaking to the scientific audience

CVM 5310 Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine: 4-6 hours.

Variable hours, four to six hours practicum. Supervised clinical rotation in the small animal intensive care and emergency services. Emphasis on the evaluation and management of the critically ill or injured animal. Grading will be Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory

CVM 5364 Veterinary Specialty Center Rotation: 4 hours.

(Four weeks). Four hours practicum. Senior veterinary students will participate in care of veterinary patients referred to Neurology, Ophthalmology, and Oncology

CVM 5380 Small Animal Internal Medicine: 6-8 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Advanced supervised rotation through the Small Animal Clinic. Students participate in the receiving, analysis, and management of patients referred for medical care

CVM 5392 Pharmacy: 2 hours.

Two hours practicum. Supervised clinical rotation in the pharmacy of the Animal Health Center. Students participate in all activities of these units

CVM 5420 Advanced Rotation in Radiology: 1-6 hours.

Two to four hours practicum. (Prerequisite: CVM 5204). (May be repeated for credit). Areas of study include advanced radiographic and ultrasound techniques and interpretation and use of radioisotopes in therapy

CVM 5430 Advanced Rotation in Anesthesiology: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (Prerequisite: CVM 5414). (May be repeated for credit). Advanced rotation in Anesthesiology. Areas of study include pre-anesthetic patient evaluation, and advanced techniques in anesthetic induction, anesthetic maintenance, patient monitoring and post-anesthetic care

CVM 5452 Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Two hours clinical instruction. Practical application of physical rehabilitation in the small animal patient

CVM 5454 Advanced Rotation in Small Animal Surgery: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. (Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor). (May be repeated for credit). Students assume primary responsibility for the receiving, diagnosis, treatment and management of small animal surgery patients

CVM 5460 Advanced Rotation in Equine Medicine and Surgery: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite:CVM 5266). Variable hours 0-4. Practicum .Students assume primary responsibilty for the resloving, diangosis, treatment and management of equine patients. May be repeated for credit

CVM 5464 Adv Rot Eq Med & Surg: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. (Prerequisite: CVM 5266). (May be repeated for credit). Students assume primary responsibility for the resolving, diagnosis, treatment and management of equine patients

CVM 5474 Advanced Rotation in Food Animal Practice: 4 hours.

Four hours practicum. (Prerequisite: CVM 5276). (May be repeated for credit). Students assume primary responsibility in problem analysis, case management and development of health maintenance programs for food animals

CVM 5510 Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 1: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Rotation through private industry dealing with one of the major animal commodities. Rotation may include poultry, catfish, swine, dairy, beef or other commercial animal operation

CVM 5520 Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 2: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Rotation through private industry dealing with one of the major animal commodities. Rotation may include poultry, swine, dairy, beef or other commercial animal operation

CVM 5530 Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 3: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Rotation through private industry dealing with one of the major animal commodities. Rotation may include poultry, catfish, swine, dairy, beef or other commercial animal operation

CVM 5540 Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 4: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Rotation through private industry dealing with one of the major animal commodities. Rotation may include poultry, catfish, swine, dairy, beef or other commercial animal operation

CVM 5550 Veterinary Medicine/Animal Industry Externship 5: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. Rotation through private industry dealing with one of the major animal commodities. Rotation may include poultry, catfish, swine, dairy, beef or other commercial animal operation

CVM 5552 Veterinary Cardiology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Senior year elective class focusing on the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of diseases or conditions affecting the cardiovascular system of veterinary patients

CVM 5553 Pharmacology II: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. There is an emphasis on antimicrobial therapy. The course also addresses regulatory issues, vaccinology, and the management of disease syndromes

CVM 5560 Advanced Clinical Rotation 1: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). Supervised rotation through one of the defined units of the Animal Health Center. Students assume primary responsibility for patient diagnosis and care

CVM 5570 Advanced Clinical Rotation 2: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). Supervised rotation through one of the defined units of the Animal Health Center. Students assume primary responsibility for patient diagnosis and care

CVM 5580 Advanced Clinical Rotation 3: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). Supervised rotation through one of the defined units of the Animal Health Center. Students assume primary responsibility for diagnosis and care

CVM 5602 Comparative Endocrinology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in Phase II of the professional veterinary degree program). Two week practicum. An in-depth analysis including the pathophysiology,diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine disease in veterinary species,with emphasis on small animal patients

CVM 5640 Shelter Medicine Spay Neuter: 1-6 hours.

(Prerequisite:CVM 5246 ) Variable credit hour practicum. This course will provide in-depth understanding and practical experience in dealing with issues surrounding pet over population, responsible pet ownership, shelter medicine and surgery

CVM 5652 Equine Podiatry: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in CVM professional curriculum). One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Includes fundamental of horseshoeing, anatomy, diseases of the equine digit, and therapeutic techniques

CVM 5662 Clinical Neurology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Phase 2 elective emphasizes basic procedures and concepts required to diagnose and manage neurologic diseases

CVM 5672 Veterinary Dentistry: 2 hours.

Two hours practicum. (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Phase 2 elective emphasizing diagnostic and therapeutic approach to dentistry in small animals and equine species

CVM 5682 Veterinary Ophthalmology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Two hours lecture. Phase 2 elective emphasizing the diagnosis and treatment of ophthalmic diseases

CVM 5692 Veterinary Art and Business Management: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites:Consent of Instructor). Two hours lecture. Lecture, group discussion, and focused independent study of the art and business of veterinary medicine. This course will emphasize non-technical veterinary skills. ( Phase 2 elective )

CVM 5702 Clin Hematology & Immunology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite:Enrollment in Phase II of the professional veterinary degree program). Two week practicum. Assessment of clinical disease in small animal patients suffering from hematologic and immunologic disorders, with an emphasis on case management with interactive discussions

CVM 5722 Small Ruminant Production Medicine: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: CVM 5276). Two hours practicum. An elective focused on sheep and goat production. Experience in common surgery/treatment procedures provided. Small ruminant production medicine topics and current literature review discussed

CVM 5754 Advanced Small Animal Surgery: 4 hours.

One hour lecture. Three hours laboratory. Exercises to provide additional understanding and "hands-on" experience for students interested in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and other selected soft tissue procedures

CVM 5764 Advanced Equine Reproduction: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Four hours lecture. Phase 2 elective emphasizing review of basic equine reproduction and exposure to advanced diagnostic and therapeutic modalites

CVM 5772 Canine Theriogenology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.) Two hour practicum. Advanced study of canine reproduction. Review of basic diagnostics and procedures followed by an introduction to assisted reproductive technology (ART)

CVM 5784 Clinical Behavioral Medicine: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Four hours lecture and discussion. Case oriented study of normal and abnormal behaviors and underlying influences in domestic animals, with focus on dogs, cats, and horses

CVM 5802 Practical Small Animal Oncology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites:Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program ). Two week practicum.Practical clinical oncology at the general practice level to include an overview of individual disease behaviors and diagnostic techniques and an introduction to therapy modalities

CVM 5812 Behavior for the Companion Animal Veterinarian: 2 hours.

Introduction of learning theory, reducing stress in the veterinary hospital, normal and abnormal behavior, treatment and prevention of behavioral problems for the companion animal veterinarian

CVM 5814 The Feline Patient: 4 hours.

Four hours lecture. Lecture, group discussion, and focused independent study on a variety of feline-related topics, with emphasis on medical problems which are unique to the cat

CVM 5844 Clinical Pharmacology: 4 hours.

Four hours lecture. Use of pharmacologic agents in the treatment of disease syndromes. Emphasis will be placed on therapeutic alternatives for the treatment of specific diseases or syndromes

CVM 5854 Aquarium Health Management: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Concepts and techniques for the maintenance of common aquarium species. this course will provide students opportunities to develop selected skills relating to aquarium medicine

CVM 5862 Equine Lameness: 2 hours.

Two hours practicum. Advanced study of equine lameness. Provides opportunities to develop and use problem-solving skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lameness and related topics

CVM 5864 Bovine Production Medicine: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the CVM professional curriculum). Four hours lecture. Reproductive and nutritional management, record-keeping, data analysis, herd health programs, and other advanced bovine production topics will be covered, building on student’s core veterinary education

CVM 5874 Bovine Theriogenology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor). Four hours practicum. Advanced study of bovine theriogenology. Review of basic diagnostics, surgical procedures, and obstetrics followed by an introduction to assigned reproductive technology (ART)

CVM 5906 Tropical Veterinary Medicine and One Health: 6 hours.

Six hours study abroad. Course involves travel to Uganda to study Tropical Veterinary Medicine including; International Animal production and Health, Disease Surveillance, Public Health and Food safety, One Health, cultural emersion and opportunities for networking and global career development

CVM 5990 Special Topics in CVM: 1-6 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). Special topics in veterinary medicine offers the opportunity to explore selected veterinary topics in depth

CVM 6021 Essentials of Research Practice & Professions: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. An introduction to fundamental research methodologies, compliance, communication, and basic research ethics to prepare students for becoming a member of a research team

CVM 6023 Infectious Agents I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program and enrollment in a Ph.D program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Completion of project assigned by course leader required. Principles regarding immune responses and classification, pathophysiological mechanisms, control/diagnosis of viruses, bacteria, and fungi in veterinary medicine

CVM 6033 Immunology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program and enrollment in a Ph.D program). Three hours lecture. Completion of project assigned by course leader required. Presentation of the principles regarding Immune responses in health and medicine

CVM 6036 Veterinary Physiology: 6 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program and enrollment in a PhD program). Completion of project assigned by course leader required. Six hours lecture. Fundamental concepts, principles, and details of veterinary physiology specifically related to cellular, membrane, muscle, cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and reproductive systems

CVM 6134 Aquatic Animal Health Management: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory.(Prerequisite: One course in microbiology and one course in physiology). Fundamentals concepts of preventing , diagnosing and treating economically important diseases in wild and cultured stocks and invertebrates through didactic and laboratory instruction

CVM 6163 Veterinary Parasitology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program). Two hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. Completion of project assigned by course leader required. Presentation of principles essential to the classification, pathophysiological mechanisms, control/diagnosis of parasites of importance in veterinary medicine

CVM 6180 Emergency Prep for Animal Health: 1-5 hours.

Introduction to emergency preparedness concerning health/well-being of animals. Incident Command System (ICS) leading to subjects pertinent to animal health during natural/man-made disasters

CVM 6193 Medical Pharmacology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites for undergraduates: BIO 3014 or BIO 4514 and BCH 4013 or 4603; Prerequisites for graduates: graduate standing and instructor’s consent). Three hours lecture. This course is an introduction to basic and clinical pharmacology with an emphasis on major drug groups, their mechanisms of action, and therapeutic use

CVM 6223 Pharmacology I: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: Enrollment in the professional veterinary degree program and enrollment in a Ph.D program). Three hours lecture. Completion of project assigned by course leader required. Molecular basis for absorption, mechanisms of action, metabolism, excretion and toxicity focusing on pharmaceuticals used to treat haemostatic, neoplastic, parasitic, and inflammatory disorders

CVM 6263 Wildlife Diseases: 3 hours.

Two hours lecture. Four hours laboratory, alternate weeks. Effects and management of parasites and diseases in wild bird and mammal populations. (Same as WF 4263/6263)

CVM 6513 Environmental Toxicology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: 8 hours biological sciences and 8 hours chemistry). Three hours lecture. The disposition and toxicological effects of environmentally-relevant toxicants (such as agrochemicals, petroleum and industrial pollutants) within organisms, and aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems

CVM 6602 Comparative Endocrinology II: 2 hours.

(Prerequisiste:Enrollment in a veterinary graduate degree program;instructor approval). Two week practicum. An in-depth analysis including the pathophysiology,diagnosis, and treatment of endocrine disease in veterinary species, with emphasis on small animal patients

CVM 6990 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CVM 7000 Directed Individual Study in Veterinary Medicine: 1-6 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

CVM 8000 Thesis Research/ Thesis in Veterinary Medicine: 1-13 hours.

Thesis Research/Thesis. Hours and credits to be arranged

CVM 8011 Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour lecture. A seminar which provides the student with a forum for presentation of current topics in veterinary medical research

CVM 8013 Poultry Virology: 3 hours.

Description of the viruses of importance. Topics on individual agents: morphology, classification, character of disease, epizootiology, pathogenesis, immunity, cultivation, diagnosis, prevention, control, and zoonotic potential

CVM 8031 Current Topics in Molecular Mechanisms of Disease: 1 hour.

1.5 hours discussion. The molecular biology of pathogens, hosts and their interactions are covered by students presenting recently published papers. This course can be taken six times

CVM 8033 Poultry Histopathology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Microscopic Anatomy and diagnosis of major poultry diseases. Tissues histologic reactions to injury from physical-mechanical, genetic-base, metabolic, viral, bacterial, protozoan insults. Writing histopathology reports

CVM 8041 Advanced Clinical Radiology Seminar: 1 hour.

(May be repeated for credit). (Prerequisite:Course leader approval). A Bi-weekly seminar to present, discuss, and interpret radiographic, ultrasound, CT scan, and other advanced diagnostic imaging findings of current and archived clinical cases

CVM 8051 Advanced Clinical Pathology Seminar: 1 hour.

(May be repeated for credit).(Prerequisite:Course leader approval). Bi-weekly seminar to present, discuss, and interpret body fluid analysis,cytology, biopsy, toxicology, and /or necropsy findings and other findings of current and archived clinical cases

CVM 8061 Small Animal Surgery Literature Seminar: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Weekly seminar focusing on current literature pertaining to small animal surgery

CVM 8071 Small Animal Internal Medicine: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the M.S. or Ph.D. program in Veterinary Medical Sciences.) One hour credit per semester. Repeatable course (students are able to repeat the course a total of 9 times). Graduate students and faculty in the Clinical Sciences Department will review and study physiology, pathophysiology, diagnostics, and treatments of commonly encountered small animal internal medicine diseases and medical conditions enhance the training of the graduate students

CVM 8081 Clinical Sciences Journal Review: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Enrollment in the M.S. or Ph.D. program in Veterinary Medical Sciences). One hour of credit per semester. Repeatable course (students are able to repeat the course a total of 9 times). Graduate students and faculty in the Clinical Sciences Department will review and study current and relevant peer-reviewed journal articles to enhance the learning and training of the graduate students

CVM 8091 Current Topics in Production Animal Medicine: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor). 1.5 hour discussion. A weekly seminar to address issues of current interest in production animal medicine (i.e., cattle, swine, poultry, aquaculture). May be repeated four times for credit

CVM 8101 Case Studies in Scientific Research Ethics: 1 hour.

One hour seminar. Practical application of research ethics using case scenarios to direct discussions on data ownership plagiarism, authorship, conflict of interest, and other regulatory compliance related issues. (Same as PHI 8101 )

CVM 8105 Avian Externship: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Extensive field experience with poultry companies is provided. Breeder, pullet, layer, and broiler management, ration formulation, poultry inspection, and hatchery practices are emphasized

CVM 8113 Advanced Diseases of Poultry: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Advanced study of the major poultry diseases; the mechanisms of each disease, diagnosis, prevention and control

CVM 8134 Advanced Fish Diseases: 4 hours.

Prequisite: CVM 6134 or permission).Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. Detailed investigations into the mechanisms involved in the development and management of infectious and non-infectious diseases in fish

CVM 8153 Histopathology of Fish Diseases: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:CVM 4134/6134 or equivalent). Three hours seminar. Study of the pathophysiology response of fish to a variety of environmental,infectious,parasitic, and neoplastic diseases based upon histologic interpretation of case materials

CVM 8190 Aquatic Diagnostic Investigation: 1-9 hours.

(Prerequisite: CVM 6134, equivalent, or consent of instructor). Variable hours prcticum. (May be repeated for credit). A practical exercise in diagnosis and therapeutic recommendation for health management and maintenance in aquatic animal medicine

CVM 8301 Advanced Topics in Comparative Immunology: 1 hour.

1.5 hours discussion. Current controversies, discoveries, and experimental approaches in comparative immunology will be covered by students' presentations. This course can be taken 4 times for repeated credit

CVM 8303 Advanced Immunology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 6413 or equivalent or consent from the instructor). Three hours lecture. Advanced theory and concepts of immunology, structure and function of immune mechanisms are discussed in detail

CVM 8323 Zoonotic Disease in Public Health: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Major zoonotic diseases affecting humans,their role in bioterrorism and CDC category A and B disease are studied, with focus on epidemiology and prevention

CVM 8333 Food Safety and Security in Public Health: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: enrolled in graduate school,MPH program, or consent of instructor.)Three hours lecture. Epidemiology and risk factors of illness from microbial food contaminates. Pre and post-harvest interventions will be addressed. (Same as FNH 8333)

CVM 8343 Biosecurity in Environmental Health: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Enrolled in graduate school or permission of instructor).Three hour lecture.Application of biosecurity principles, focusing on food producing animals, especially relating to bioterrorism and foreign animal disease

CVM 8403 Principles of Pharmacology and Pharmacokinetics: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. This course addresses basic principles of how the body reacts to the presence of a drug or toxin and the mathematical expression of drug residues

CVM 8503 Epidemiology/Biostatistics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: ST 8114) Three hours lecture. Fundamental principles of descriptive and analytical epidemiology

CVM 8513 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. Applications of qualitative veterinary epidemiology in animal and human health. Includes uses of epidemiologic methodology in field investigations and disease control programs

CVM 8523 Organ Systems Toxicology I: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course covers an in depth understanding of toxic responses of the liver, kidney,lung, cardiovascular, blood, and immune system

CVM 8533 Organ Systems Toxicology II: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course covers an in depth understanding of toxic responses of the nervous, reproductive, endocrine,eye and skin systems

CVM 8543 Mechanisms of Toxic Action: 3 hours.

Three hours lecture. The course covers the basic mechanisms underlying the toxicity of chemicals in animals

CVM 8552 Foreign and Emerging Animal Diseases: 2 hours.

(Prerequisites: not open to students who have completed CVM 5133). Study of the recognition,treatment, and prevention of economically important animal diseases considered foreign to the US. Overview of factors affecting emerging animal diseases

CVM 8614 Helminthology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1144 or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Three hours laboratory. This course will cover current concepts in morphology and identification, life cycle, and host-parasite relationships of helminthic parasites

CVM 8624 Protozoology: 4 hours.

(Prerequisite: BIO 1504 or equivalent). Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory. This course will cover the morphology and identification, life cycles, epidemiology and control of protozoans in vertebrates

CVM 8701 Veterinary Histopathology Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: CVM 5044 or consent of instructor). (Course can be repeated for credit). One hour lecture. A weekly seminar to present and discuss current topics relevant to veterinary pathology and diagnostic medicine. Emphasis on the characterization of disease using histopathology

CVM 8721 Gross Veterinary Pathology Seminar: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:CVM 5044 or consent of instructor). One hour seminar. Weekly seminar on the gross pathologic lesions of diseases. Emphasis will be on classical diseases and gross changes encountered and brief discussion of pathogenesis and etiology. (May be repeated for credit)

CVM 8733 Pathological Basis of Disease: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:Acceptance to Dual Degree DVM/MS Program or Consent of instructor ). Three hour lecture. The course covers basic mechanisms of disease in mammals. Topics include cellular and organism response to inflammatory, hemodynamic,genetic, immunological, and neoplastic disorders

CVM 8743 Emerging Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Acceptance to dual degree program or consent of instructor). Three hours seminar. An advanced discussion of emerging and currently relevant veterinary health issues with emphasis on zoonoses

CVM 8790 Laboratory Diagnostic Services: 1-9 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). Experimental training in laboratory investigation of animal health-related problems to include pathological, microbiological, parasitic, and toxicological problems

CVM 8801 Seminars in Veterinary Anesthesiology: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite: DVM or equivalent degree, or permsission from instructor). One hour seminar. Topics include physiology and pharmacology in veterinary anesthetic practice, anesthesia equipment, and anesthetic techniques

CVM 8802 Canine Theriogenology: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.) Two hours practicum. Advanced study of canine reproduction. Review of basic diagnostics and procedures followed by an introduction to assisted reproductive technology (ART)

CVM 8805 Adv Sm Anim Clinic Neuro: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: Must already have registerable veterinary degree and consent of instructor). Five hours practicum. Ad- vanced-level study of neurologic disease in small animals, with an emphasis on case management, oral and written presentation skills, and student teaching

CVM 8812 Equine Reproductive Ultrasound: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.) One hour lecture. Two hours laboratory. Advanced study of ultrasound diagnostics of the equine urogenital systems in the male and female

CVM 8822 Advanced Surgical Techniques: 2 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Four hours laboratory. Study of advanced principles and surgical skills in the management of clinical patients and the application of advanced surgical skills in veterinary medicine

CVM 8825 Large Animal Urogenital Surgery: 5 hours.

(Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.) Three hours lecture. Four hours laboratory. Urogenital surgery of the male and female in the equine and bovine species

CVM 8890 Economic and Performance Medicine: 1-9 hours.

Variable hours practicum. (May be repeated for credit). (Prerequisite: Consent of instructor). Advanced training in the identification and management of health realted problems in commerical food animal production units

CVM 8961 Nobel Topics in Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Graduate standing or consent of instructor). One hour seminar. The course will provide historic and current understanding of topics awarded with a Nobel Prize.(Same as GNS 8961 and FO 8961). May be repeated three times for credit)

CVM 8971 Current Topics in Parasitology: 1 hour.

(Prerequisite:Graduate Standing and consent of instructor ). One hour lecture with discussion. Students will critically analyze peer-reviewed publications on current research in parasitoloty. This course can be repeated for credit up to four times

CVM 8973 Scientific Writing: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. The course provides advanced training in research proposal, grant proposal,and manuscript writing. (Same as ADS 8973 and FO 8973)

CVM 8983 Advanced Biotechnology: 3 hours.

(Prerequisite:BCH 6603,BCH 6613,BCH 6713 or consent of instructor).Three house lecture. Advanced biotechnology course with an emphasis on environmental,biopharmaceutical,industrial, and medical technologies.(Same as FO 8983)

CVM 8990 Special Topics in Veterinary Medicine: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

CVM 8993 Functional Genomics: 3 hours.

(Prerequisites: BCH 6713 Molecular Biology and ST 6243 Data analysis or consent of instructor). Three hours lecture. Fundamental concepts, technology, and applications of functional genomics, such as microarray, yeast hybrid systems, and RNA inference, emphasizing experimental design, analysis, and applications in biomedical research

CVM 9000 Dissertation Research/ Dissertation in Veterinary Medicine: 1-13 hours.

Hours and credits to be arranged

Veterinary Science Courses

VS 1012 Introduction to Veterinary Medicine Careers: 2 hours.

Two hour online course covering the history and importance of the veterinary profession. Various careers in the profession with primary focus on veterinarians and technicians as well as the concept of veterinary health care teams

VS 2990 Special Topics in Animal Health Sciences: 1-9 hours.

Credit and title to be arranged. This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not covered in existing courses. (Courses limited to two offerings under one title within two academic years)

VS 3014 Anatomy and Physiology: 4 hours.

Three hours lecture. Two hours laboratory. A survey of structure and function of animal body systems and a study of their interrelationships