DVM Second Year Curriculum

The instructional program for the second year of the DVM program is mainly concerned with the pathophysiology of specific disease entities as they affect organs in various systems of the body. In these courses, students relate the morphological and physiological manifestations of a specific disease to the functional abnormalities they cause in a particular body system. In addition, the second year introduces students to clinical and imaging topics. Clinical Skills II introduces students to basic physical examination and diagnostic procedures for all species.


  • Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory
  • General Parasitology
  • Veterinary Neurobiology
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Clinical Skills II
  • Respiratory Pathophysiology
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology/Biostatistics
  • Law and Veterinary Medicine
  • Urinary Pathophysiology
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Emerging and Exotic Diseases of Animals and Initial Accreditation Training
  • Clinical Veterinary Genetics
  • Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology
  • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
  • Reproductive Pathophysiology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Principles of Surgery
  • Endocrinology Pathophysiology
  • Public Health
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Hemic-Lymphatic and Clinical Pathology
  • Introduction to Zoological Medicine
  • Accelerated Clinical Excellence I (ACE I)
  • Ethics & Veterinary Medicine
  • Skeletal Pathobiology