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Veterinary Medicine

 

 

veterinary medicine

 

Degree Type/Duration

Students pursuing a DVM will take pre-requisites or a structured course schedule prior to veterinary school such as a Pre-Veterinary Program or Animal Science.

·       Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (4 years after undergraduate pre-requisites)

 

Overview

Earning a degree in Veterinary medicine allows students to pursue a veterinarian career path. Students will be taught the anatomy, physiology, and life processes of animals. Students will learn how to protect the health and well-being of animals as well as those working with animals. They will also learn how to communicate with owners to give advice for proper pet and livestock care.

 

Coursework may cover the following areas: Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Anatomy, Laboratory, Nutrition, Reproduction, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Pharmacology, Neuroanatomy, Toxicology, Microbiology, Immunology, Morphology, Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Nutrition, Clinical Imaging, Ophthalmology, Radiobiology, Virology, Public Health, Parasitology, Cytology

 

 

Concentrations/Options

 

·       Clinician Scientist

·       Epidemiology

·       Equine Practice

·       Food Animal

·       Laboratory Animal Medicine

·       Mixed Animal Practice

·       Pathology

·       Public Health and Public Policy

·       Small and Exotic Animal Medicine

·       Zoological Medicine

 

 

Potential Career Paths

·       Food Animal Veterinarian

·       Small Animal Veterinarian

·       Veterinary Assistant

·       Veterinary Technician

·       Veterinary Pathologist

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

 

·       Animal handling experience

·       Certified A.I.

·       Internship or work experience related to animal agriculture

·       Job shadow veterinarians

·       Apprenticeship

·       Work experience at various veterinary clinics