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Veterinary Medicine - DVM Graduate Major (DVM)

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College of Veterinary Medicine




Preveterinary Curriculum

Typical preveterinary curriculum at Oregon State University follows. Oregon State University courses that will meet the preveterinary academic requirements:

ANS 314. Animal Physiology (4)
  or Z 431. Vertebrate Physiology I (3)
   or Z 432. Vertebrate Physiology II (3)
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
BI 211, BI 212, BI 213. *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
BI 311. Genetics (4)
  or ANS 378. Animal Genetics (4)
CH 121 General Chemistry (5)
CH 122, CH 123. *General Chemistry (5,5)
  or CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4)
     and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4)
MTH 111. *College Algebra (4)
  and MTH 112. *Elementary Functions (4) or MTH 251. *Differential Calculus (4)
PH 201, PH 202. *General Physics (5,5)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)
English Writing (6)
Humanities/Social Sciences (12)
Public Speaking (3)
Upper-Division Biological Sciences with Lab (6)

Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

Professional Curriculum DVM Degree


First Year


Fall (18)

VMB 709. Veterinary Medicine Orientation (1)
VMB 711. Veterinary Gross Anatomy (4)
VMB 714. Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy (4)
VMB 717. Veterinary Physiology (5)
VMB 740. Veterinary Integrated Problem Solving (1)
VMC 738. Introduction to Animal Care (3)

Winter (17)

VMB 712. Veterinary Gross Anatomy (4)
VMB 715. Veterinary Microscopic Anatomy (3)
VMB 716. Veterinary Neurosciences (4)
VMB 718. Veterinary Physiology (5)
VMB 741. Veterinary Integrated Problem Solving (1)

Spring (20)

VMB 713. Veterinary Gross Anatomy (4)
VMB 719. Veterinary Physiology (4)
VMB 720. Veterinary Immunology (5)
VMB 721. Veterinary Pathology (5)
VMC 720. Veterinary Clinical Nutrition (2)

Second Year


Fall (20 credits)

VMB 750. Systemic Pathology I (4)
VMB 753. Veterinary Virology (4)
VMB 759. Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology (5)
VMB 760. Veterinary Parasitology (5)
VMB 761. Veterinary Pharmacology (2)

Winter (17 credits)

VMB 751. Systemic Pathology II (5)
VMB 762. Veterinary Pharmacology II (4)
VMB 763. Veterinary Clinical Pathology (4)
VMC 764. Diagnostic Imaging (4)

Spring (19 credits)

VMB 742. Veterinary Integrated Problem Solving (1)

VMB 765. Veterinary Toxicology (4)
VMB 766. Epidemiology and Public Health (3)
VMC 725. Principles of Surgery (4)
VMC 739. Veterinary Medical Ethics (1)
VMC 768. Principles of Anesthesia (4)
VMC 769. General Medicine (2)

Third Year


Fall (21–24)

VMC 770. Large Animal Medicine I (4)
VMC 773. Medicine Laboratory I (1)
VMC 776. Small Animal Medicine I (5)
VMC 783. Theriogenology I (4)
VMC 785. Small Animal Surgery (7)
Electives (0–3)

Winter (19–22)

VMB 775. Practice Management (2) [Terminated winter 2018]
VMC 724. Large Animal Surgery (6)
VMC 771. Large Animal Medicine II (4)
VMC 774. Medicine Laboratory II (1)
VMC 777. Small Animal Medicine II (5)
VMC 786. Animal Behavior (1)
Electives (0–3)

Spring (15–24)

VMB 728. Special Animal Medicine (4)
VMB 745. Communications for Veterinarians (1)
VMC 772. Large Animal Medicine III (4)
VMC 778. Small Animal Medicine III (5)
VMC 787. Third-Year Clinics (1)
Electives (0–9)

Fourth Year


Small Animal Focus Path Required Blocks
VMB 736. Diagnostic Clinical Pathology (2)
VMB 795. Diagnostic Services (2)
VMC 711. Clinical Cardiology (2)
VMC 712. Clinical Oncology (2)
VMC 729. Clinical Theriogenology (1)
VMC 732. Clinical Large Animal Medicine I (3)
VMC 734. Clinical Large Animal Surgery I (3)
VMC 735. Rural Veterinary Practice I (3)
VMC 737. Veterinary Anesthesiology (4)
VMC 780. Veterinary Medical Preceptorship (4)
VMC 782. Emergency Care (1)
VMC 791. Clinical Small Animal Medicine (6)
VMC 793. Clinical Small Animal Surgery (6)
VMC 794. OHS Small Animal Primary Care (4)
VMC 796. Clinical Imaging (3)
VMC 797. Small Animal Critical Care and Hospital Service Rotation (1)
Additional electives required (3rd and 4th year) (11)

Large Animal Focus Path Required Blocks
VMB 736. Diagnostic Clinical Pathology (2)
VMB 795. Diagnostic Services (2)
VMC 711. Clinical Cardiology (2)
  or VMC 712. Clinical Oncology (2)
VMC 729. Clinical Theriogenology (1)
VMC 732. Clinical Large Animal Medicine I (6)
VMC 734. Clinical Large Animal Surgery I (6)
VMC 735. Rural Veterinary Practice I (6)
VMC 737. Veterinary Anesthesiology (4)
VMC 780. Veterinary Medical Preceptorship (4)
VMC 782. Emergency Care (1)
VMC 791. Clinical Small Animal Medicine (3)
VMC 793. Clinical Small Animal Surgery (3)
VMC 794. OHS Small Animal Primary Care (4)
VMC 796. Clinical Imaging (3)
VMC 797. Small Animal Critical Care and Hospital Service Rotation (1)
Additional electives required (3rd and 4th year) (7)

General Focus Path Required Blocks
VMB 736. Diagnostic Clinical Pathology (2)
VMB 795. Diagnostic Services (2)
VMC 711. Clinical Cardiology (2)
VMC 712. Clinical Oncology (2)
VMC 729. Clinical Theriogenelogy (1)  
VMC 732. Clinical Medicine I (6)
VMC 734. Clinical Surgery I (6)
VMC 735. Rural Veterinary Practice I (3)
VMC 737. Veterinary Anesthesiology (4)
VMC 780. Veterinary Medical Preceptorship (4)
VMC 782. Emergency Care (1)
VMC 791. Clinical Small Animal Medicine (6)
VMC 793. Clinical Small Animal Surgery (6)
VMC 794. OHS Small Animal Primary Care (4)
VMC 796. Clinical Imaging (3)
VMC 797. Small Animal Critical Care and Hospital Service Rotation (1)
Additional electives required (3rd and 4th year) (7)

Non-Tradional Focus Path Required Blocks (electives must be approved by associate dean)
VMB 736. Diagnostic Clinical Pathology (2)
VMB 795. Diagnostic Services (2)
VMC 711. Clinical Cardiology (2)
  or VMC 712. Clinical Oncology (2)
VMC 732. Clinical Medicine I (3)
VMC 734. Clinical Surgery I (3)
VMC 735. Rural Veterinary Practice I (3)
VMC 737. Veterinary Anesthesiology (4)
VMC 780. Veterinary Medical Preceptorship (4)
VMC 782. Emergency Care (1)
VMC 791. Clinical Small Animal Medicine (3)
VMC 793. Clinical Small Animal Surgery (3)
VMC 794. OHS Small Animal Primary Care (4)
VMC 796. Clinical Imaging (3)
VMC 797. Small Animal Critical Care and Hospital Service Rotation (1)
Additional electives required (3rd and 4th year) (17)

Elective Blocks

VMB 726. Pet Bird and Small Mammal Medicine and Surgery (2)
VMB 727. Ornamental Fish Medicine (2)
VMB 729. Lab Animal/Primate Medicine and Surgery (3-12)
VMB 749. Wildlife Safari (2)
VMB 756. Advanced Clinical Pathology (1)
VMB 768. Basic Histopathology (1)
VMB 772. International Veterinary Medicine (2)
VMB 786. Advanced Histopathology (1)
VMC 714. Small Animal Dentistry (1)
VMC 715. Case Studies in Small Animal Medicine I (1)
VMC 716. Case Studies in Small Animal Medicine II (1)
VMC 717. Case Studies in Small Animal Medicine III (1)
VMC 718. Small Animal Preventive Medicine (2)
VMC 721. Small Animal Clinical Nutrition (1)
VMC 723. Advanced Feline Medicine (2)
VMC 726. Small Animal Theriogenology (1)
VMC 727. Advanced Small Animal Surgery (2)
VMC 731. Small Animal Emergency Care-Dove Lewis (3)
VMC 740. Sheep and Goat Medicine and Surgery (3)
VMC 741. Large Animal GI Surgery (2)
VMC 742. Camelid Medicine and Surgery (4)
VMC 743. Advanced Equine Reproduction (3)
VMC 744. Advanced Lameness in Equine (3)
VMC 746. Caine Center Food Animal Medicine (6)
VMC 747. Veterinary Anesthesiology II (3)
VMC 748. Equine Dentistry (2)
VMC 751. Ruminant Nutrition (2)
VMC 752. Clinical Large Animal Medicine II (3–6)
VMC 754. Clinical Large Animal Surgery II (3)
VMC 755. Rural Veterinary Practice II (3–6)
VMC 758. Cattle Production Medicine (3)
VMC 759. Large Animal Palpation (1)
VMC 763. Advanced Clinical Cardiology (1)
VMC 779. Equine Sports Medicine (1)
VMC 788. Business Applications in Private Small Animal Practice (1–2)
VMC 789. Pet Practice (3)
VMC 792. Clinical Small Animal Medicine II (3)
VMC 798. Clinical Small Animal Surgery II (3–6)
 


State of Oregon DVM Licensing Regulations


Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board


Requirements

  1. Graduate of a veterinary medical school accredited by the AVMA, or if a foreign graduate, have a certificate from ECFVG, PAVE or other equivalency program approved by the board.
  2. Passed the NBC/CCT or NAVLE and Juris Prudence exams.
  3. If you have less than one year’s U.S. experience, you must obtain an intern permit and practice under the supervision of an Oregon-licensed veterinarian for one year (or the balance of a year).

*If you meet the following conditions, you may include a letter requesting a waiver of the CCT. Your letter must cite compliance with each of these requirements:


Examinations

Scores must be reported directly to the board from VIVA. If you tested in Oregon, you do not need to request a score transfer.

North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE): Administered via computer during two periods in spring and winter. Passing score as established by National Board Examination Committee.

NBE/CCT: Passing score before December 1992 is 75.00 based on 1.5 standard deviations. After December 1992, passing score is the criterion-referenced score of 425.

Jurisprudence Exam: An open-book 40-question test on veterinary laws and rules of Oregon. The exam and regulations will be sent to applicants upon receipt of the license application and $75 fee. A passing score of 95 percent (38 correct answers) is required.

Licensing

Complete and submit the application and fee. The Jurisprudence Exam will be sent to you to complete and return. When you pass the JP exam, you will be sent an activation form. You may not practice in Oregon until you activate your license or intern permit. Complete and send in the activation form, along with the $100 fee. Your permanent license or intern permit will be issued upon receipt of all necessary documentation.

Permanent Licenses: If you have at least one year’s documented veterinary clinical experience, you may activate your permanent license.

Intern Permits: New graduates or veterinarians with less than one year’s experience must obtain an intern permit. This permit expires one year after the date of issue or less if prior experience is documented. Renewal notices are sent approximately six weeks prior to expiration date, at which time interns may activate their permanent license or request another intern permit if one year’s experience has not been acquired. Current veterinary school seniors may submit application materials prior to graduation; however an intern permit will not be issued until the board receives either a dean’s letter confirming graduation or a diploma copy.

Continuing Education: Active licensees are required to report 30 credits of CE every odd year, i.e., ’11, ’13, ’15, etc.



Major Code: 9970

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