Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science Clinical & Laboratory Animal Medicine Concentration

This curriculum plan reflects changes implemented in the 2016-17 catalog year

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC1101 Clinical Veterinary Experience I* 4 VTSC1102 Clinical Veterinary Experience II* 4
BIOL1005 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals I* 4 BIOL1006 Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals II* 4
CHEM1001 Chemistry I* 4 VTSC1200 Veterinary Pharmacology* 2
MATH1200 College Algebra* 3 CHEM1002 Chemistry II* 4
CORE1001 Managing Transitions: Change as a Norm 3 CORE-ENGL The New Normal: Exploring Unstructured Problems 3
18 17

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
VTSC2500 Veterinary Anesthesia and Surgery* 4 VTSC2000 Laboratory Animal Science* 2
VTSC2102 Clinical Pathology* 3 VTSC2001 Veterinary Radiology* 2
VTSC2900** Externship Module I* 2 VTSC2101 Veterinary Hematology* 3
VTSC2902 Practical Experience I* 1 VTSC2201 Farm Animal Skills* 2
ENGL1003 Writing about Literature 3 VTSC2904 Practical Experience II* 1
PSYC1001 Introduction to Psychology 3
CORE2003 Needfinding: Uncovering Opportunity in Human Need  3
13 16

 Junior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
CHEM3003 Biochemistry 3 VTSC3200 Clinical Animal Behavior 3
ANSC3100 Animals in Society Or 3 CORE3004 Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creating & Capturing Value 3
ANSC3301 The Human and Animal Bond History Elective 3
BIOL2502 Microbiology 4 Veterinary Science Elective 3
VTSC3401 Pathophysiology of Disease 3
Global Awareness and Diversity Elective 3
16 12

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
BIOL3500 Genetics 3 VTSC4901 Externship Module IIIa 3
VTSC3600 Veterinary Nutrition 3 VTSC4902 Externship Module IIIb Or Open Elective 3
CORE4005 Agile Mindset Capstone 3 VTSC4903 Externship Module III Or Open Elective 3
Math Elective (2000+) 3  VTSC4500 Senior Seminar 3
Veterinary Science Elective 3 Veterinary Science Elective 3
15 15
Total Credits: 122

* Indicates courses which are part of the accredited veterinary technology core, for which a grade of C or better is required.  A student will be allowed to repeat a total of two core courses.  Failure to achieve a C or better in any two core courses after two attempts will result in dismissal from the veterinary science program.

** The hours for this externship are completed in the summer between the first and second years.

Clinical and Lab Animal Medicine electives include (no more than 1 elective at the 2000 level):

Mathematics electives include:

Special Requirements:

All full- and part-time students are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance, a tetanus booster within the last ten (10) years, and a tuberculosis test within one (1) year to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externship. Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis immunization is highly recommended. Students are required to either show proof of rabies immunization or sign a declination form. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to demonstrate the physical capabilities to work closely and safely with animals of all sizes. Students with limitations to movement, sight, or hearing may find it difficult to meet all course requirements. For the health and safety of students, appropriate attire will be addressed in all classes with laboratories.

Students must achieve a ‘C’ or better in all core program courses and program electives to graduate from the program.  A student will be allowed to repeat a total of two core courses or program electives.  Failure to achieve a ‘C’ or better in any two core courses or program electives after two attempts will result in dismissal from the Veterinary Science program.  Core courses and program electives are designated by an (*).

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