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College of Veterinary Medicine

Glendale, AZ Campus

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College of Veterinary Medicine

Abbreviation/Number
Course Name

CVM 1901

Small Animal Surgery

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Students will participate in the care of surgery patients in the CVM clinic. Students will care for soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological patients under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon.

Credits: 6

CVM 1902

Small Animal Medicine

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During this rotation, students will provide care to animals in the CVM clinic that are presented for preventative wellness care as well as common and complicated medical illnesses.

Credits: 6

CVM 1903

Equine Ambulatory

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Students will participate in the diagnosis and management of equine medical and surgical problems under the direct supervision of an equine veterinarian. During this rotationstudents are expected to expand their knowledge of equine physical examination and medical and surgical diseases. In addition, students will be required to refine patient care skills, client communication skills, and medical record keeping.

Credits: 6

CVM 1904

Food Animal Ambulatory

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Students will participate in the diagnosis and management of food animal medical and surgical problems under the direct supervision of a food animal veterinarian. The rotation will also focus considerably on herd health management.

Credits: 6

CVM 1905

Shelter Medicine

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This course will introduce students to the care and management of companion animals in a shelter environment. Students will participate in shelter activities such as spay/neuter surgeries, vaccination and preventative health maintenance, trauma management, and medical management of ill patients.

Credits: 6

CVM 1906

Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging

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This rotation will provide students with knowledge and practical experience in diagnostic imaging techniques. Caseload will be derived from in-house patients and external referrals. Students will be expected to learn patient positioning and restraint techniques, protocols for contrast studies, and other skills related to performing these radiologic studies. Students will also gain experience in diagnostic interpretation under the supervision of a veterinary radiologist.

Credits: 6

CVM 1907

Anesthesiology/ICU

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The course will include pharmacology of anesthetic agents and how these agents interact with different species. It will also discuss the techniques of anesthesia in the various species encountered in veterinary practice, pre- and post-anesthetic assessment of clinical patients, and anesthetic complications. As students rotate through the ICU they will gain experience in dealing with critically ill patients and learn the practical side of working in the emerging specialty of emergency medicine.

Credits: 6

CVM 1908

Large Animal General Practice

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Students will work at a local large animal practice. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients at that hospital. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 0/6/12

CVM 1909

Small Animal General Practice

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Students will work at a local small animal practice and will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients at that hospital. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 12/6/0

CVM 1960

Senior Presentation

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Each student is required to do a professional presentation in front of faculty members and peers. The presentation will be of continuing education caliber.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites



CVM 1921

Advanced Clinical Oncology

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This is an elective rotation in which students will participate in the oncology service of the CVM clinic. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of oncology patients. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1922

Advanced Clinical Ophthalmology

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This is an elective course in which students will rotate through a veterinary ophthalmology practice. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of ophthalmology patients referred to the practice. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1923

Advanced Clinical Neurology

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This is an elective rotation in which students will rotate through a veterinary neurology practice. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of neurology patients referred to the practice. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1924

Advanced Clinical Cardiology

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This is an elective rotation in which students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients in a cardiology practice. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1925

Clinical Pharmacy

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This is an elective rotation in which students will work under the supervision of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital pharmacist. Students will assist drug dispensing, compounding, and pharmaceutical consultations.

Credits: 6

CVM 1926

Advanced ICU / Emergency Medicine

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Students will assist n the management of critical clinical patients in the CVM veterinary clinic. In addition, students will also assist in the triage of/assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of emergent patients at the CVM veterinary clinic.

Credits: 6

CVM 1927

Zoological/Avian/Exotic Animal Medicine

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This is an elective course in which students will rotate through a zoo or a practice that has a heavy exotic animal caseload. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1928

Small Animal Externship

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This is an elective rotation in which students will rotate through a small animal referral practice. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to the practice. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1929

Large Animal Externship

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This is an elective rotation in which students will rotate through a large animal referral practice. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients referred to the practice. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation include history and physical examination skills, client communication, patient care, and basic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1930

Advanced Shelter Medicine

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This is a rotation in which students will work at a shelter or humane society and help perform elective sterilizations. Students will assist in the evaluation and treatment of patients. Skills that students will be expected to refine during this rotation are surgical and anesthetic technical skills.

Credits: 6

CVM 1931

Forensic Pathology and Medicine

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This is an elective rotation in which a student can work with a shelter veterinarian on forensic veterinary cases. Exposure to laws affecting animals and their owners, and the enforcement of these laws, will occur.

Credits: 6

CVM 1932

Canine Rehabilitation

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The participating student will work with a canine rehabilitation specialist and will learn current theory and practice of rehabilitation medicine.

Credits: 6

CVM 1934

Veterinary Dentistry Practice

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This is an elective rotation. The participating student will work in a dental referral practice and will participate in the preventative care and treatment of patients presented to the practice.

Credits: 6

CVM 1935

Laboratory Medicine

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This is an elective in which a student spends time rotating through the CVM clinic service laboratories. They will work closely with the faculty member(s) supervising the labs, as well as with the technologists/scientists performing the test procedures.

Credits: 6

CVM 1950

Advanced Clinical Techniques

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This is an elective course in which students will refine advanced technical skills. Examples of skills that will be performed include central line placement, chest tube placement, and diagnostic peritoneal lavage.

Credits: 6

CVM 1965

Laboratory Animal Medicine

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A student electing this rotation will spend full time working with a laboratory animal veterinarian, managers and caretakers at a research facility. They will learn about lab animal husbandry, facility management, disease prevention, and medical/surgical procedures unique to laboratory animals.

Credits: 6