Oct 21, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Veterinary Medical Sciences

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Veterinary Medical Sciences Program


Chair: C. Risco
Graduate Coordinator (Large Animals): I. Larkin
Graduate Coordinator (Small Animals): D. Lewis

Complete faculty listing by department: Follow this link.

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers graduate study leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in veterinary medical sciences. The College also offers certification and a nonthesis concentration in forensic toxicology via web-based distance education. Minimum requirements for the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are described in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

The program provides extensive training in basic and applied research for qualified students with a baccalaureate degree or a D.V.M. or equivalent degree. Applicants are expected to have a background in the biological sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. Particular attention is paid to the advanced education of veterinarians, those interested solely in research, and those interested in combining their graduate study with residency training in a clinical specialty. The College offers three areas of specialization within the veterinary medical sciences program:

Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences: Physiology, endocrinology, aquatic animal health, fish diseases, gastroenterology, immunology, vision sciences, perinatology, reproductive biology, pharmacokinetics, veterinary sports medicine, and wildlife and zoological medicine (I. Larkin and D. Lewis Graduate Coordinators).

Physiological Sciences: Comparative anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, biochemistry, neurobiology, nutrition, reproductive biology, and toxicology (R. Johnson, Graduate Coordinator).

Infectious Diseases and Experimental Pathology: Bacteriology, parasitology, virology, immunopathology, molecular mechanisms of disease and host defense, epidemiology, and veterinary public health (M.T. Long, Graduate Coordinator).

The College participates in the interdisciplinary specialization in toxicology, in cooperation with other departments and colleges in both the Health Science Center and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and with the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology (see the Toxicology description under Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies).

The following courses in related areas are acceptable for graduate major credit in veterinary medical sciences: Physiological Sciences: ANS 6704 , ANS 6751 , BCH 5413 , BCH 6206 , BCH 6415 , BCH 6740 , BMS 6510, GMS 6400C , GMS 6735 , GMS 7706C , GMS 7743. Infectious Diseases and Experimental Pathology: BCH 5413 , BCH 6415 , BMS 603, GMS 5304C, GMS 6140 , GMS 6152, GMS 6330, GMS 6332, GMS 6333, GMS 6381 , GMS 6382 , GMS 6421 , STA 6207 , STA 6166 , STA 6176 . Large and Small Animal Clinical Sciences: all of the above.

Degrees Offered with a Major in Veterinary Medical Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

without a concentration

concentration in Animal Molecular and Cellular Biology

concentration in Clinical and Translational Science

concentration in Toxicology

Master of Science

without a concentration

concentration in Forensic Toxicology

concentration in Shelter Medicine


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