Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Click here for the Course Schedule)

VMS 7301       Topics(cr. arr.). Organized study of select topics. Prerequisites: junior standing and instructor’s consent. Graded A-F.

VMS 7303       Advanced Topics in Veterinary Anesthesia(1 cr).  Same as VMS 6993. Graded A-F.

VMS 7304       Advanced Equine Surgery(2 cr). The purpose of the course is to aid in the preparation of the resident for board certification in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Prerequisites include a DVM or equivalent degree, acceptance to the graduate school, acceptance to the residency program, and instructor approval. Graded A-F.

VMS 7320       Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care (3 cr).  On-Line course only (cross-leveled with BIOMED 4320). This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to assist in a small animal medical emergency and critical care facility. Graded A-F.

VMS 7328       Introductory Radiation Biology (3 cr). Same as Nuclear Engineering 7328, Radiology 7328, Biological Sciences 7328. Prerequisite: junior standing sciences/engineering: one course in biological sciences and physics/chemistry; or instructor’s consent. Graded A-F.

VMS 7351       Advanced Surgical Techniques (cr. arr.). Special application to large, small animals. Prerequisite: DVM. Graded A-F.

VMS 7355       Advanced Techniques in Radiology. (cr. arr.). Special application to domestic animals. Prerequisite: DVM. Graded A-F.

VMS 7370       Orthopaedic Biomechanics(3 cr). cross-listed Biol-En 7370.  Engineering sciences will be leverage to create a comprehensive study of orthopaedic biomechanics.  The tissue mechanics of bone and soft tissue will be studied along with applying structural analysis of the musculoskeletal system. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: ENGINR 1200, BIOL_EN 3170; departmental consent.

VMS 7385       Problems in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (cr. arr.). Studies in specific areas of veterinary medicine and surgery. Graded A-F.

VMS 7510       Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs (1 cr). Basic Foundation in selected aspects of equine clinical anatomy for veterinary technicians, pre-veterinary students, and other students wishing to enhance their understanding of anatomical structure of the horse's forelimbs. Prerequisites: A bachelor's degree in a biological science or veterinary technology, or DVM degree, or instructor's consent.  Distance Learning course only. Graded on A-F basis only.

VMS 8021       Neurology Journal Review (1 cr). Weekly journal review and seminar on current topics in veterinary neurology, related clinical disciplines, and basic neurosciences. Prerequisites: DVM degree. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8022       Internal Medicine Clinicopathologic Conference (1 cr). Advanced discussion of small animal medicine cases with an emphasis on pathophysiology and clinicopathologic findings.  Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8023       Internal Medicine Journal Review (1 cr). Resident led review of the current veterinary internal medicine literature. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8024       Medicine-Surgery-Pathology Conference (1 cr). This is a case-based course in which clinical and pathologic findings of interesting cases from the VMTH are presented by those who treated and interpreted the case.  Dogs, cats, cows, horses, and small ruminants are included with occasional non-traditional species.  Graded on S/U basis only.

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VMS 8025       Equine Medicine Journal Review (1 cr). Aid residents in preparing for Board certification in ACVIM and ACVS. Articles pertaining to current equine veterinary literature are reviewed on a weekly basis. Participants select, distribute articles to group prior to meeting, then present short review with discussion following. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8026       Surgery Journal Review (1 cr). Resident led review of the current veterinary surgical peer-reviewed literature.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.  Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8027       Food Animal Medicine Journal Review(1 cr). Critical review of the scientific literature with a focus on ACVIM board preparation.  May also be used as a forum for information exchange relevant to ACVIM board preparation. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8028       Cardiovascular Medicine Journal Review (1 cr). Resident led review of the current veterinary cardiovascular medicine literature. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8029       Emergency and Critical Care Journal Review (1 cr). This course will concentrate on review of emergency and critical care literature. Prerequisite: DVM degree. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8030       Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Ophthalmology Pathology Seminar (1 cr). Review of clinical cases presented in two formats: histopathology slides and kodachrome slides. Prerequisite: DVM degree or equivalent and acceptance into an ophthalmology residency program. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8031       Seminars in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery: Ophthalmology Seminar and Journal Review (1 cr). Weekly journal review and seminar on current topics in veterinary ophthalmology, review of pertinent literature in human ophthalmology, and review of ophthalmic texts. Prerequisite: DVM or equivalent degree and acceptance into the ophthalmology residency program. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8032       Seminars in Veterinary Anesthesiology(1 cr). A journal review will focus on advances in veterinary anesthesiology, pharmacology, and physiology. Prerequisites: DVM and graduate school enrollment or instructor’s consent. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8033       Seminars in Clinical Sciences-Equine Surgery Journal Review (1 cr). Journal review will focus on advances in equine surgery and will consist of a review of recent manuscripts pertaining to equine surgery in current journals and review of pertinent book chapters. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8034       Seminars in Veterinary Radiology (1 cr). Journal review focusing on advances in veterinary radiology, ultrasound, and alternate imaging. Literature will be reviewed weekly. Prerequisites: DVM and graduate school enrollment (or permission of instructor). Graded on S/U. Fall Spring Summer.

VMS 8035     Current Topics in Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (1). Review and critical analysis of recently published articles in veterinary nutrition and discussion of aspects relevant to clinical application and management of veterinary patients. Restricted to Graduate Veterinary Medicine majors or instructor's consent. Can be repeated for a total of six credit hours. Graded on S/U.

VMS 8036    Advanced Physiology of the Dog and Cat (2 cr). To understand advanced medical physiology; cell physiology, muscle function, cardiac and circulatory physiology, renal function, and distribution of fluid in the body, functions of red and white blood cells, mechanisms of hemostasis, resistance to infection and pulmonary physiology.  Graded on A/F basis.  Prerequisites: Instructor's consent.

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VMS 8040       Advanced Small Animal Clinical Nutrition (2 cr). Advanced study of veterinary clinical nutrition in the dog and cat. Includes review of applied biochemistry, nutrients, and feeding principles along with pathophysiology and nutritional management of common diseases. Prerequisite: Introductory Veterinary Nutrition; graduate standing. May be repeated for credit. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8041       Current Topics in Dairy Production Medicine (2 cr) The course will focus on the presentation, evaluation and discussion of contemporary scientific peer-reviewed literature published in indexed journal related to current concepts on dairy production medicine. Participating students will be aimed to critically review current research publication with special emphasis on study design, hypothesis and objectives. Through the analysis of results and discussion, concepts of dairy production medicine will be imparted. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8090       Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Thesis) (cr. arr.) Thesis research. Graded on S/U basis.

VMS 8400      Clinical Veterinary Regulatory Medicine and Public Health(2 cr). (same as P_HLTH 8400). The goal of this course is to familiarize the student with clinical aspects of veterinary public health/regulatory medicine. Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in MPH (veterinary public health concentration) or DVM curriculum. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8401       Topics in Veterinary Clinical Sciences(1-3 cr). Current topics, infrequently-taught courses, or new courses not yet designated by a permanent course number. Graded on S/U or A/F basis.

VMS 8402       Seminars in Veterinary Clinical Sciences(1 cr). Graduate seminars and conferences with a focus on current literature within a specialty area. Graded on S/U basis only.

VMS 8405       Comparative Respiratory Pathophysiology (1 cr). A consideration of clinical pathophysiology of the respiratory system relative to diseases of the thorax and clinical anesthesiology. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8406       Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (cr. arr.). Current topics, infrequently taught courses, or new courses not yet designated by a permanent course number.  Prerequisites:  must be a DVM or be enrolled in the Veterinary curriculum; instructor consent.  Graded on A/F basis only.

VMS 8410       Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Research Seminar (1 cr). Current research in veterinary medicine and surgery. Literature reviews and presentation or original graduate student research. Graded on S/U basis.

VMS 8411       Clinical Veterinary Endocrinology(2 cr). Graduate standing required. A two-hour course for post-DMV graduate students. It will focus on clinically relevant physiology, pathophysiology, and diagnostic evaluation of hormone systems. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8413       Equine Internal Medicine (2 cr). The purpose of the course is to aid in the preparation of the resident for Board certification in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - LAIM. Current concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of medical disorders of horses. Prerequisites include a DVM or equivalent degree, acceptance to the graduate school, acceptance to the residency program, and instructor approval. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8415       Advanced Veterinary Neurology (2 cr). Basic neuroscience as it relates to clinical neurology and the pathophysiology of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve and muscle in domestic animals. Prerequisites: DVM degree. A-F grading only.

VMS 8416       Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine-Cardiovascular Medicine. (3 cr). Pathologic, pathophysiologic, hemodynamic and pharmacologic mechanisms important to the diagnosis, assessment, management, and research of cardiovascular diseases of animals. Graded on A/F basis. 

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VMS 8417       Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine-Clinical Oncology (2 cr). Provides graduate students in the clinical and basic sciences with a working knowledge of the biological mechanisms of cancer development and progression and the related approaches to cancer prevention and therapy. It is assumed that students will have a strong background in biology as a foundation for discussions. Prerequisites: graduate standing; DVM or equivalent degree recommended. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8418       Advanced Veterinary Internal Medicine: Food Animal Medicine(2 cr). Current concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of medical disorders of ruminants.  The course is centered on reviewing the content of Smith's Large Animal Internal Medicine test. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8419      Advanced Topics in Cancer Biology and Clinical Oncology (2 cr).  This course will provide students with a knowledge base in cancer cell biology that may be applied to the practice of clinical oncology.  Monthly clinically-oriented seminars by invited speakers will be preceded by a weekly in-depth review of the basic science related to the seminar topic.  Graduate standing required, MD or DVM recommended.  Graded A-F

VMS 8421       Advanced Veterinary Surgery: Small Animal Surgery (2-4 cr). Current concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of surgical disease of the dog and the cat. Includes laboratories of advanced surgical techniques. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8423       Comparative Arthrology (3 cr). Lectures and discussion covering anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathophysiology and clinical aspects of mammalian diarthrodial joints. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8425       Advanced Veterinary Surgery: Equine Surgery (2-4 cr). Current concepts in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of surgical disorders of the horse. Taught yearly as sections A, B, C. Repeatable to a maximum of 10 credit hours (individual sections may be taken once). Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8426       Advanced Veterinary Surgery-Ophthalmic Surgery (2-4 cr). Surgery labs consisting of two-to-four hours of surgical instruction per week. Prerequisite: DVM or equivalent degree and acceptance into the ophthalmology residency program. Graded on A-F basis only.

VMS 8431       Research Methods and Data Analysis (2 cr). A consideration of research methods, data analysis, and practical approaches to analyzing data sets derived from veterinary and biomedical studies. (Same as VPBio 8431.) Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8432       Applied Statistics and Informatics (2 cr) Educate students in the practical application of statistics and information research tools.  Students will learn about application of statistical modeling to biomedical research.  They will be trained to use statistical software programs and then use those skills to analyze data sets.  Additionally, students will learn about the use of informatics systems for researching scientific questions, data searching, and data dissemination.  At the end of the course successful students should be able to develop and perform statistical analyses appropriate for most basic research study designs.  Recommended: Successful completion of a general statistics course is highly recommended prior to taking this course. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8435       Veterinary Clinical Sciences: Clinical Immunology (2 cr). Advanced concepts in veterinary immunology and immunopathology. Graded on A/F basis. 

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VMS 8436       Veterinary Clinical Sciences: Clinical Pharmacology(1 cr). Advanced concepts in veterinary clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and anesthesiology. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8437       Advanced Topics in Veterinary Medicine (Nuclear Medicine) (1 cr). An in-depth review of veterinary nuclear medicine. Includes the physics of nuclear medicine, common imaging techniques, common radiopharmaceuticals, radiopharmaceutical kinetic evaluation, and some common physiological applications. Graduate standing required. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8439       Advanced Veterinary Ultrasonography (2-3 cr). Advanced concepts in veterinary ultrasonography; including ultrasound and Doppler physics, instrumentation, examination methodology, and interpretation of studies. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8440       Advanced Veterinary Clinical Sciences: Advanced Clinical Ophthalmology. (1-3 cr). Case-based discussion course. Prerequisite: DVM or equivalent degree and acceptance into the ophthalmology residency program. Graded on A-F basis only.

VMS 8445       Veterinary Critical Care and Emergency Medicine (2-3 cr). Advanced study of veterinary critical care and emergency medicine and surgery focusing on current research and literature as well as clinical application. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8450       Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (non-thesis) (cr. arr.). Non-Thesis research.  Open to graduate students with requisite preparation. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8485       Problems in Veterinary Clinical Sciences (1-3 cr). Supervised individual studies arranged with a faculty member and approved by the advisory committee.  Some sections may be graded A/F only or S/U only.

VMS 8487       Nuclear Medicine (3 cr). Principles of radiation detection instrumentation, monitoring radiological safety, and diagnostic procedures used in veterinary nuclear medicine. Prerequisite: one year college physics, DVM degree and departmental consent. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8488       Radiation Therapy (3 cr). Intermediate level course to review basic and advanced concepts in radiation biology, radiation physics, and clinical application of ionizing radiation for the treatment of cancer.  Teletherapy, brachytherapy and radiation oncology are covered. Prerequisites: A basic course in radiation physics/dosimetry, radiation biology and medical oncology, one year college physics, DVM degree, and departmental consent. Graded on A/F basis. 

VMS 8489       Veterinary Radiographic Physics (1 cr). In-depth review in depth of fundamental principles of radiographic physics, with an emphasis on preparation for the American College of Veterinary Radiology Board examination. Prerequisites: DVM and graduate school enrollment (or permission of instructor). Graded on S/U.

VPBIO 3435—Advanced Microscopy in Veterinary Clinical Pathology (1 hr lab). Offered every two years.

VPBIO 8434—Advanced Clinical Pathology (3 cr). Offered every two years.

VPBIO 8436—Pathogenic Mechanisms of Disease (3 cr). Course focuses on basic mechanisms of pathology at the cellular, tissue and organ levels. Offered every two years.

VPBIO 8641-01—Introduction to Research Ethics (1 cr). This course will provide the student with a brief overview of many of the ethical issues that confront today’s scientists. It is important that scientists think about and develop their abilities to make well-reasoned responses to ethical problems. Most scientists will confront issues similar to those discussed during the course at some point in their career.

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