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 Domestic Animal Genomics
    • concentration in Toxicology
  • Master of Science
    • without a concentration
    • concentration in Domestic Animal Genomics
    • concentration in Forensic Toxicology
    • concentration in Shelter Medicine
    • concentration in Veterinary Forensic Sciences

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

Veterinary Medical Sciences PROGRAM Courses 

GMS 6070Sensory and Motor Systems3
PHA 5270Health Care and Patient Safety3
PHA 5271Health Care Risk Management3
PHA 6116In Vivo and In Vitro Stability of Drugs3
PHA 6125Introduction to Quantitative Pharmacology3
PHA 6170CPharmaceutical Product Formulation3
PHA 6183Pharmaceutical Gene Delivery3
PHA 6185Life Cycle of a Drug1
PHA 6227Institutional Pharmacy Leadership I3
PHA 6228Institutional Pharmacy Leadership II3
PHA 6250Patient Responsibility in Health Care3
PHA 6264Pharmacoeconomics and Health Technology Assessment3
PHA 6265Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy I3
PHA 6266Introduction to Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy II2
PHA 6268Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety3
PHA 6269Pharmaceutical Products and Public Policy3
PHA 6274Federal Regulations of Drugs and Pharmacy3
PHA 6275Federal Regulations of Controlled Substances3
PHA 6276Pharmacy Benefit Design & Management3
PHA 6277Ethics in Drug Development Production and Use3
PHA 6278State Regulation of Drugs and Pharmacy3
PHA 6279Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Seminar1
PHA 6286Pharmaceutical Microeconomics3
PHA 6287Pharmaceutical Health Economics3
PHA 6288Critical Review of Research Methods3
PHA 6289Regulating Clinical Research3
PHA 6416Pharmaceutical Analysis I3
PHA 6417Pharmaceutical Analysis II3
PHA 6427Pharmacogenetics of Drug Metabolism2
PHA 6717Measurement in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy Research3
PHA 6793Evidentiary Basis of Pharmaceutical Use3
PHA 6796Study Design in Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy Research3
PHA 6798The Use and Abuse of Statistics in Drug Regulation3
PHA 6799Medication Safety & Quality Program Evaluation3
PHA 6805Applied Data Interpretation and Reporting of Findings in Pharmacy3
PHA 6891Introduction to Pharmacoepidemiology3
PHA 6892Practices and Procedures of the IRB3
PHA 6893Research Ethics3
PHA 6894Introduction to Graduate Studies1
PHA 6896Preclinical Drug Evaluation2
PHA 6937Topics in Pharmaceutical Administration2
VME 5244Physiology: Organ Systems4
VME 6008Care of Aquatic Megavertebrates3
VME 6010Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues3
VME 6011Introduction to Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues3
VME 6017Manatee Health & Conservation3
VME 6051Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence3
VME 6052Animal Crime Scene Processing3
VME 6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3
VME 6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3
VME 6056Animal Law3
VME 6140Mucosal Immunology1
VME 6430CContemporary Issues in Small Animal Surgery3
VME 6464Molecular Pathogenesis3
VME 6505Autoimmunity1
VME 6570Wildlife Conservation and Forensic Science3
VME 6571Forensic Applied Animal Behavior3
VME 6572Forensic Aspects of Agricultural Animal Welfare3
VME 6573Applications of DNA for Companion Animal and Wildlife Cases3
VME 6574Aquatic Animal Pathology and Forensic Science3
VME 6575Veterinary Forensic Medicine3
VME 6576Veterinary Forensic Pathology3
VME 6577Practicing Pathology3
VME 6578Forensic Veterinary Oesteology3
VME 6579Veterinary Forensic Radiology and Imaging3
VME 6580Cybercrime in Wildlife Investigations3
VME 6581Working Dogs in Conservation and Forensic Science3
VME 6602General Toxicology3
VME 6603Advanced Toxicology3
VME 6604Literature Survey in Toxicology1-2
VME 6605Toxic Substances3
VME 6607Human Health Risk Assessment4
VME 6613Forensic Toxicology I3
VME 6614Forensic Toxicology II3
VME 6615Veterinary Forensic Toxicology3
VME 6616Veterinary Products and the Environment3
VME 6617Identifying and Preventing Environmental Risks of Veterinary Products3
VME 6650Principles of Mammalian Pharmacology4
VME 6766Laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control3
VME 6767Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research1
VME 6771Veterinary Epidemiologic Research3
VME 6800Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People1
VME 6810Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems3
VME 6811Shelter Animal Physical Health3
VME 6812Problem-Oriented Approach to Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare3
VME 6813Behavioral Health for Shelter Dogs and Cats3
VME 6814Principles of Teaching for Animal Shelters3
VME 6815Animal Shelter Population Management by the Metrics3
VME 6816The Role of the Animal Shelter in Protecting Community and Public Health3
VME 6817Humane Euthanasia Practicies for Animal Shelters3
VME 6818High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter3
VME 6820Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response1
VME 6905Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences1-4
VME 6910Supervised Research1-5
VME 6931Seminar in Veterinary Medical Sciences1
VME 6932Seminar in Physiological Sciences1
VME 6933Seminar in Infectious Diseases and Experimental Pathology1
VME 6934Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences1-4
VME 6936Seminar in Pathophysiology1
VME 6938Topics in Aquatic Animal Health1
VME 6939Topics in International Shelter Medicine3
VME 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
VME 6950Capstone Project Presentation1-3
VME 6951Communicating Research About Shelter Medicine1
VME 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
VME 7979Advanced Research1-12
VME 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15
WIS 5562Conservation Medicine3
WIS 6557International Wildlife Conservation Law, Policy and Ethics3
WIS 6559Forensic Science for Conservation Biology3
WIS 6561Wildlife Crime Scene Processing3

VETERINARY MEDICAL SCIENCES Departmental COURSES 

VME 5244Physiology: Organ Systems4
VME 6008Care of Aquatic Megavertebrates3
VME 6010Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues3
VME 6011Introduction to Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues3
VME 6017Manatee Health & Conservation3
VME 6051Cruelty to Animals and Interpersonal Violence3
VME 6052Animal Crime Scene Processing3
VME 6053Skeletal Trauma Analysis in Animals3
VME 6054Scientific and Legal Principles of Forensic Evidence3
VME 6056Animal Law3
VME 6070Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis for Biomedical Research2
VME 6071Medical 3D Printing3
VME 6140Mucosal Immunology1
VME 6195Wildlife Virology: Emerging Wildlife Viruses of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance3
VME 6430CContemporary Issues in Small Animal Surgery3
VME 6464Molecular Pathogenesis3
VME 6505Autoimmunity1
VME 6570Wildlife Conservation and Forensic Science3
VME 6571Forensic Applied Animal Behavior3
VME 6572Forensic Aspects of Agricultural Animal Welfare3
VME 6573Applications of DNA for Companion Animal and Wildlife Cases3
VME 6574Aquatic Animal Pathology and Forensic Science3
VME 6575Veterinary Forensic Medicine3
VME 6576Veterinary Forensic Pathology3
VME 6577Practicing Pathology3
VME 6578Forensic Veterinary Oesteology3
VME 6579Veterinary Forensic Radiology and Imaging3
VME 6580Cybercrime in Wildlife Investigations3
VME 6581Working Dogs in Conservation and Forensic Science3
VME 6582Introduction to Forensic Medicine 14
VME 6602General Toxicology3
VME 6603Advanced Toxicology3
VME 6604Literature Survey in Toxicology1-2
VME 6605Toxic Substances3
VME 6607Human Health Risk Assessment4
VME 6613Forensic Toxicology I3
VME 6614Forensic Toxicology II3
VME 6615Veterinary Forensic Toxicology3
VME 6616Veterinary Products and the Environment3
VME 6617Identifying and Preventing Environmental Risks of Veterinary Products3
VME 6620The Practice of Regulatory Toxicology3
VME 6650Principles of Mammalian Pharmacology4
VME 6651Seminars in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia2
VME 6710CAdvanced Small Animal Airway and Thoracic Surgery1
VME 6711Small Animal Abdominal Surgery1
VME 6722Advanced Small Animal Arthrology in Dogs and Cats: Disease, Reconstruction, and Arthroplasty1
VME 6766Laboratory Quality Assurance/Quality Control3
VME 6767Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research1
VME 6771Veterinary Epidemiologic Research3
VME 6800Welfare and Wellness for Pets and People1
VME 6801Principles of Management in Animal Shelters3
VME 6810Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems3
VME 6811Shelter Animal Physical Health3
VME 6812Problem-Oriented Approach to Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare3
VME 6813Behavioral Health for Shelter Dogs and Cats3
VME 6814Principles of Teaching for Animal Shelters3
VME 6815Animal Shelter Population Management by the Metrics3
VME 6816The Role of the Animal Shelter in Protecting Community and Public Health3
VME 6817Humane Euthanasia Practicies for Animal Shelters3
VME 6818High Quality High Volume Spay Neuter3
VME 6819Principles of Leadership in Animal Shelters3
VME 6820Introduction to Veterinary Disaster Response1
VME 6840Life-Enhancing Strategies of Animal Welfare Organizations3
VME 6841Communications and Marketing for Animal Welfare Organizations3
VME 6842Fundraising and Development for Animal Welfare Organizations3
VME 6905Problems in Veterinary Medical Sciences1-4
VME 6910Supervised Research1-5
VME 6931Seminar in Veterinary Medical Sciences1
VME 6932Seminar in Physiological Sciences1
VME 6933Seminar in Infectious Diseases and Experimental Pathology1
VME 6934Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences1-4
VME 6936Seminar in Pathophysiology1
VME 6937LVMS Graduate Seminar Series1
VME 6938Topics in Aquatic Animal Health1
VME 6939Topics in International Shelter Medicine3
VME 6940Supervised Teaching1-5
VME 6950Capstone Project Presentation1-3
VME 6951Communicating Research About Shelter Medicine1
VME 6971Research for Master's Thesis1-15
VME 7979Advanced Research1-12
VME 7980Research for Doctoral Dissertation1-15

Pharmacodynamics Courses

PHA 6472Organic Synthesis of Drug Molecules3
PHA 6476Advanced Combinatorial Chemistry in Drug Discovery3
PHA 6508Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology I3
PHA 6509Systems Physiology and Pathophysiology II3
PHA 6512LExperiential Research Training in Pharmacodynamics1-4
PHA 6521CResearch Techniques in Pharmacodynamics1
PHA 7939Journal Club in Pharmaceutical Sciences1

Pharmacology Courses

GMS 6563Molecular Pharmacology1-3
GMS 6590Seminar in Pharmacology1
GMS 6592Ion Channels Journal Club: Pharmacology, Biophysics, and Neuroscience of Excitable Membranes1
GMS 6847Translational Research and Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community, & Policy3
GMS 7593Topics in Pharmacology and Toxicology1-3

College of Pharmacy Courses

PHA 6356Structure Determination of Complex Natural Products3
PHA 6418Model-Informed Drug Development3
PHA 6471Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry3

College of Veterinary Medicine Courses

VME 6934Topics in Veterinary Medical Sciences1-4
VME 6936Seminar in Pathophysiology1

Veterinary medical sciences (phd)

SLO 1     Knowledge        
Students identify, describe, explain and apply the literature, research, and practices relevant to their area of specialization.

SLO 2     Skills     
Students analyze and critically evaluate new information and ideas contained in books and journal articles, as well as information and ideas presented at scientific meetings, seminars and/or informal discussions with other scientists.

SLO 3     Skills     
Students apply speaking skills needed to communicate orally in formal and informal settings.

SLO 4     Skills     
Students write effectively in a manner appropriate to veterinary medical sciences.

SLO 5     Professional Behavior   
Students exhibit ethical and professional behavior throughout their studies and research.

Veterinary Medical Sciences (MS)

SLO 1     Knowledge        
1. For students in the programs that require a Master's thesis, successful completion of the thesis and thesis defense.
2. For students in the non-thesis programs, successful completion of  a). the capstone project (Shelter Medicine) 
b). the final comprehensive examination (Veterinary Forensic Science and Forensic Toxicology)

SLO 2     Skills     
Students analyze and critically evaluate new information and ideas contained in books and journal articles, as well as information and ideas presented at scientific meetings, seminars and/or informal discussions with other scientists

SLO 3     Skills     
Students apply speaking skills needed to communicate orally in formal and informal settings

SLO 4     Skills     
Students write effectively in a manner appropriate to veterinary medical sciences

SLO 5     Professional Behavior   
Students exhibit ethical and professional behavior during their studies and research

SLO 6     Professional Behavior   
Students exercise the etiquette of constructive criticism and respond appropriately to criticism in a professional manner

Professor

  • Adin, Christopher A.
  • Allred, David R.
  • Bolser, Donald Clementz
  • Bonde, Robert Knudsen
  • Brown, Mary B.
  • Butcher, Gary D.
  • Curtiss, Roy
  • Drost, Maarten
  • Ellison, Gary W.
  • Estrada, Amara H.
  • Francis-Floyd, Ruth
  • Freeman, David E.
  • Hernandez, Jorge A.
  • Isaza, Ramiro
  • Johnson, Richard D.
  • Kariyawasam, Subhashinie
  • Levy, Julie K.
  • Long, Maureen T.
  • Mackay, Robert J.
  • Macpherson, Margo Lee
  • Marsella, Rosanna
  • McFarlane, Dianne
  • Mergia, Ayalew
  • Milner, Rowan J.
  • Moore, Julie M.
  • Powell, James
  • Rae, D O.
  • Roberts, Stephen M.
  • Sanchez, Linda C.
  • Vulpe, Christopher Dillon
  • Yamamoto, Janet K.
  • Zadeh, Mansour Mohamad
  • Zhou, Liang

Associate Professor

  • Bechtel, Sandra Marie
  • Brown, Dan
  • Case, Joseph Bradly
  • Chebel, Ricardo C.
  • Dinglasan, Rhoel David
  • Galvao, Klibs Neblan
  • Gilor, Chen
  • Heard, Darryl J.
  • Hill, Richard C.
  • Kim, Stanley E.
  • Lester, Guy Damon
  • Nguyen, Cuong
  • Plummer, Caryn E.
  • Rodrigues Hoffmann, Aline
  • Shiomitsu, Keijiro
  • Snyder, Patti Sue
  • Stern, Adam Wayne
  • Wellehan, James F.

Assistant Professor

  • Allison, Andrew J.
  • Bertran, Judit
  • Biedrzycki, Adam Henry
  • Bisinotto, Rafael Sisconeto
  • Bowden, John A.
  • Campos Krauer, Juan Manuel
  • Eshraghi, Aria
  • Fox-Alvarez, William Alexander
  • Harris, Autumn Nourse
  • Jabur Bittar, Joao Henrique
  • Kim, Jong Hyuk
  • Lee, Che Yu
  • McCarrel, Taralyn Mary
  • Moore, Bret A.
  • Paiva Moreno Goncalves, Ronald
  • Pereira, Fernando Lucio
  • Portela, Diego Angel
  • Regier, Penny Jean
  • Santoro, Domenico
  • Souza, Carlos Henrique
  • Takada, Marilia
  • Tuanyok, Apichai
  • Walden, Heather D.

Other

  • Pelton, Craig Andrew

Eminent Scholar

  • Lewis, Daniel D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

  • Alexander, Amanda B.
  • Bowie, Michael V.
  • Craft, Serena L.
  • Craft, William F.
  • Crawford, Patti C.
  • Denagamage, Thomas N.
  • Garcia, Lawrence N.
  • Johnson, Alanna L.
  • Johnson, Matthew D.
  • Kelleman, Audrey A.
  • Maunsell, Fiona P.
  • Maxwell, Elizabeth A.
  • O'Kell, Allison L.
  • Ossiboff, Robert J.
  • Porter, Erin G.
  • Romano, Marta
  • Sahay, Bikash
  • Spencer, Terry G.
  • Spoldi, Elisa
  • Stacy, Nicole Indra
  • Szivek, Anna

Lecturer

  • Larkin, Iskande V.

Distinguished Professor

  • Davenport, Paul W.

Clinical Associate Professor

  • Buckley, Gareth J.
  • Carrera-Justiz, Sheila C.
  • Cooke, Kirsten L.
  • Dark, Michael James
  • Farina, Lisa Lee
  • Gram, Wallace Dunbar
  • Ham, Kathleen Marie
  • Morton, Alison J.
  • Pozor, Malgorzata A.
  • Roberts, John F.
  • Shmalberg, Justin William
  • Walsh, Michael T.
  • Winter, Matthew D.

Clinical Professor

  • Hamor, Ralph Edward
  • House, Amanda M.
  • Sleeper, Margaret Mary
  • Xie, Huisheng
  • Zimmel, Dana N.

Research Professor

  • Romero, Carlos H.

Research Assistant Professor

  • Crosby, Francy L.
  • Stuchal, Leah D.
  • Subramaniam, Kuttichantran

Assistant Librarian

  • Hunter, Margaret K.

Affiliated Faculty

  • Aguirre, Jose I.
    Assistant Professor
  • Bose, Prodip Kumar
    Research Associate Professor
  • Byrd, Jason H.
    Associate Professor
  • Cabrera Rocha, Luisa Catalina
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Campbell Thompson, Martha
    Research Professor
  • Chapman, Frank A.
    Associate Professor
  • Cooke, Paul S.
    Professor
  • De Benedetto, Anna
    Clinical Associate Professor
  • DeNotta, Sally Anne Lenore
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Doty, Andria L.
    Other
  • Fox, Stacey A.
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Fuller, David
    Professor
  • Gallastegui Menoyo, Aitor
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Gibson, Daniel J.
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Hansen, Peter J.
    Distinguished Professor
  • Jobin, Christian
    Professor
  • Kilberg, Michael S.
    Professor
  • MacFadden, Bruce J.
    Distinguished Professor
  • Martyniuk, Christopher
    Associate Professor
  • Martynyuk, Anatoly Eugeny
    Professor
  • Mickle, Aaron
    Assistant Professor
  • Pacak, Christina A.
    Research Assistant Professor
  • Pascual, David Wayne
    Professor
  • Rathore, Mobeen H.
    Professor
  • Reier, Paul J.
    Eminent Scholar
  • Reznikov, Leah R.
    Assistant Professor
  • Sabo-Attwood, Tara L.
    Associate Professor
  • Small, Parker A.
    Professor
  • Stone, Amy E.
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Tebbett, Ian R.
    Research Professor
  • Terada, Naohiro
    Professor
  • Tevosian, Sergei G.
    Associate Professor
  • Vilaplana Grosso, Federico Rafael
    Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Vittor, Amy Yomiko
    Assistant Professor
  • Waltzek, Thomas B.
    Associate Professor
  • Wood, Charles E.
    Professor
  • Zubcevic, Jasenka
    Assistant Professor