Courses Offered in the Department of Clinical Sciences

Faculty members in the Department of Clinical Sciences at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University teach in courses, laboratories and clinical rotations throughout the four-year professional curriculum. The first year of the curriculum emphasizes normal structure and function; the second year emphasizes pathophysiology of diseases in various body systems; the third year emphasizes diagnosis and treatment of disease; and the fourth year provides case management experience in a variety of clinical and hospital settings.

First-Year Courses

  • Clinical Skills I
  • Feeds and Feeding
  • Problem-Based Learning (PBL) I
  • Human-Animal Relationships

Second-Year Courses

  • Accelerated Clinical Excellence (ACE)
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Clinical Skills II
  • Clinical Veterinary Genetics
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Introduction to Zoological Medicine
  • PBL II
  • Principles of Surgery
  • Toxicology
  • Veterinary Neurobiology

Third-Year Courses

  • Anesthesia and Analgesia
  • Clinical Applications of Diagnostic Ultrasonography
  • Clinical Animal Behavior
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Economic and Financial Literacy
  • Equine & Camelid Medicine & Surgery
  • Introduction to Small Animal Anesthesia & Surgery Techniques
  • Large Animal Clinical Anatomy
  • Large Animal Medicine and Surgery I
  • Large Animal Medicine and Surgery II
  • Ophthalmology
  • Small Animal Clinical Procedures Lab
  • Small Animal Dentistry
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery I
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery II
  • Small Animal Spay/Neuter Clinic
  • Standardized Client Interviews
  • Veterinary Economics

Fourth-Year Rotations

  • Anesthesiology
  • Community Medicine (Tufts at Tech)
  • Dermatology
  • Elective in Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery
  • Elective in Radiation Oncology
  • Elective in Zoological Companion Animal Medicine
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Cardiology
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Small Animal Oncology
  • Small Animal Surgery