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Extramural Studies

CVM offers numerous opportunities through our veterinary partners to gain hands-on, field-based experience.

Learning Opportunities Off Campus

Extramural studies provide students with exposure to learning experiences off-campus. Students may identify practices, laboratories, and other study environments that provide experiences that cannot be accessed within the College of Veterinary Medicine. Under the direction of a faculty mentor, the student can design a learning program as a selective or elective within a focus area or part of a fourth-year rotation utilizing the outside resource and receive academic credit.

Extramural Study Areas

Small Animal

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation (course #VMC 994)

Large Animal

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation in the Large Animal Classroom (course #VMC 990)

Zoological Medicine

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation in the Large Animal Classroom (course #VMC 963)

Laboratory Animal

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation (course #VMC 955)

Pathology

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation (course #VMC 994)

Research

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 991) or 4th year rotation (course #VMC 962)

International Field Studies

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 992) or 4th year rotation (course #VMC 999)

Professional Meeting

Available as a selective/elective (course #VMC 991)

Epidemiology

Available as 4th year rotation (course #VMC 973)

Veterinarian PartnersParticipating in Extramural Experiences

Thank you for mentoring and guiding our future veterinarians. Find out more about the details of the course structure and expected outcomes for students.

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