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College of Veterinary Medicine

Note: The Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine reserves the right to alter its curriculum to address evolving college goals and resources.
Total credits first year - 56.5
Total credits second year - 57
Total credits third/fourth years - 128 Total for program completion - 241.5

First Year Total:56.5
Fall Quarter Total
ANATG 1555Veterinary Anatomy I6
BIOCG 1555Veterinary Biochemistry3
COREG 1560Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
PHYSG 1512Veterinary Physiology I3
VMEDG 1501Practice of Veterinary Medicine I4
Total16.5
Winter Quarter
ANATG 1556Veterinary Anatomy II6
BIOCG 1566Fundamentals of Animal Genetics and Nutrition3
COREG 1570Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
MICRG 1522Veterinary Immunology3
PHYSG 1522Veterinary Physiology II2
VMEDG 1502Practice of Veterinary Medicine II3
VMEDG 1591One Health I - Principles of Epidemiology and Public Health3
Total20.5
Spring Quarter
COREG 1580Interprofessional Healthcare0.5
PHYSG 1533Veterinary Physiology III4
VMEDG 1503Practice of Veterinary Medicine III3
VMEDG 1520Clinical Anatomy4
VMEDG 1531Anesthesia / Pain Management5
VMEDG 1592One Health II - Zoonosis an Emerging Diseases2
VMEDG 1571Boving Theriogenology Skills Lab1
VMEDG 1302, 1312OPTIONAL Research Elective1
Total19.5

Second Year Total:57
Fall Quarter
MICRG 1671Veterinary Microbiology I4
PHARG 1660Veterinary Pharmacology I3
VMEDG 1604Practice of Veterinary Medicine IV3
VMEDG 1641Veterinary Pathology I5
VMEDG 1651Principles of Surgery with Surgery Lab I4
Total19
Winter Quarter
MICRG 1672Veterinary Microbiology II3
PHARG 1661Veterinary Pharmacology II3
VMEDG 1605Practice of Veterinary Medicine V3
VMEDG 1642Veterinary Pathology II5
VMEDG 1652Surgery Lab II2
VMEDG 1635Diagnostic Imaging3
Total19
Spring Quarter
MICRG 1673Veterinary Parasitology3
VMEDG 1606Practice of Veterinary Medicine VI3
VMEDG 1645Clinical Pathology4
VMEDG 1648Clinical Toxicology2
VMEDG 1653Surgery Lab III2
VMEDG 1655Small Animal Medicine and Surgery I5
VMEDG 1302, 1312OPTIONAL Research Elective1
Total19

Third Year Total:38
Fall Quarter
VMEDG 1707Practice of Veterinary Medicine VII3
VMEDG 1756Small Animal Medicine and Surgery II5
VMEDG 1761Equine Medicine and Surgery I4
VMEDG 1766Food Animal Medicine I4
VMEDG 1301, 1311Elective - CVM2
Total18
Winter Quarter
VMEDG 1708Practice of Veterinary Medicine VIII3
VMEDG 1757Small Animal Medicine and Surgery III5
VMEDG 1762Equine Medicine and Surgery II4
VMEDG 1767Food Animal Medicine II3
VMEDG 1776Lab Animal and Exotic Species Medicine3
VMEDG 1301, 1311Elective - CVM2
Total20

Elective Clinical Courses (Rotations)a, b 
Students must successfully complete a minimum of 22 weeks (33 hours) of elective rotations and externships during their clinical program.  Students may complete a maximum of 8 weeks of elective rotations at any one site.  To be eligible for academic credit, an externship rotation must be planned with the assistance and approval of the student's advisor and the Associate Dean for Clinical Education.  Students have 4 weeks available for vacation during the clinical program, but vacation time cannot be taken during a required clinical rotation.  The timing of a student's vacation must be approved in advance by the Associate Dean for Clinical Education and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  

a1.5 credits awarded/week of clinical rotation
 bMinimum of 4 weeks of externship is required

Clinical Total:90
Required Clinical Rotations
VMEDG 1801Small Animal Primary Care39
VMEDG 1802Emergency/ICU6
VMEDG 1803Shelter Medicine6
VMEDG 1804Pathology6
Total57
On-Campus Clinical Electives
VMEDG 1800On-Campus Clinical ElectivesVaries
VMEDG 1800Anesthesiology and Pain Management3-6
VMEDG 1800Clinical Pathology3-6
VMEDG 1800Diagnostic Imaging3-6
VMEDG 1800Equine Medicine & Surgery12
VMEDG 1800Food Animal Medicine & Surgery12
VMEDG 1800Oncology3-6
VMEDG 1800Pathology3-6
VMEDG 1800Small Animal Internal Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1800Small Animal Orthopedics3-6
VMEDG 1800Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery3-6
TotalVaries
Off-Campus Clinical Electives
VMEDG 1811Off-Campus Clinical ElectivesVaries
VMEDG 1811Avian/Exotic Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Beef Cattle Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Behavior3-6
VMEDG 1811Camelid Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Cardiology3-6
VMEDG 1811Critical Care3-6
VMEDG 1811Oncology3-6
VMEDG 1811Ophthalmology3-6
VMEDG 1811Shelter Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1811Small Animal General Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Small Animal Internal Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1811Small Animal Surgery3-6
VMEDG 1811Swine Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Theriogenology3-6
VMEDG 1811Zoological Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1811Dairy Cattle Practice3-6
VMEDG 1811Dentistry3-6
VMEDG 1811Dermatology3-6
VMEDG 1811Equine Primary Care3-6
VMEDG 1811Equine Sport Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1811Laboratory Animal Medicine3-6
VMEDG 1811Neurology3-6
TotalVaries