DVM Third Year Curriculum

During much of the third year, students integrate the pathophysiological aspects of specific diseases learned in the second year with a comprehensive discussion of the presenting clinical signs, diagnostic criteria and the treatment of these entities. Thus, the third-year curriculum is designed to provide students with a sound basis in clinical medicine with emphasis on diagnosis, prognosis and management. The third year culminates with a two-week period of advanced elective course offerings.


  • Food Animal Medicine & Surgery
  • Equine Camelid Medicine & Surgery
  • Accelerated Clinical Excellence II (ACE II)
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery I and II
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Theriogenology
  • Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Small Animal Clinical Procedures Lab
  • Introduction to Small Animal Anesthesia & Surgery Techniques
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Zoological Medicine
  • Veterinary Economics and Practice Management
  • Diagnostic Ultrasonography
  • Ophthalmology
  • Large Animal Clinical Anatomy
  • Standardized Client Interviews
  • Clinical Animal Behavior
  • Bovine Procedures Lab
  • Euthanasia Seminar