1st semester schedule

I am registered for my first semester of vet school! i thought i’d share my approved courses for this summer’s semester!

Selected Courses
                    VB101  Veterinary Anatomy I Credits - 4

This course will introduce the students to basic anatomical concepts including anatomic terminologies and directional terms. The course focuses on comparative gross anatomy of the canine, equine and to a lesser extent bovine, feline and porcine. In the laboratory, embalmed canine cadavers will be fully dissected and compared with prosections of the other species. Lecture/ tutorials will reinforce observations in the laboratory and will high-light structures of clinical importance to the practice of veterinary medicine as well as, to research and other areas of veterinary interest. The course will be integrated with radiographic anatomy and live animal palpations of the canine and equine . The topics for this course include osteology, thoracic limb, thorax, abdomen, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.


                    VB103  Veterinary Histology and Embryology Credits - 5

The fundamental principles of histology, the microscopic study of body tissues and organ systems in domestic animals, are presented in lecture and laboratory formats. Complementary understanding of developmental anatomy of the animal body is approached through the study of chick and pig embryos with reference to developmental anomalies.


                    VB105  Veterinary Physiology I Credits - 5

The course includes the cellular basis of animal physiology, basic neurophysiology and neural control of body systems, the organs, hormones and functions of the mammalian endocrine system, endocrine control of reproductive cycles and development and certain important diseases relating to the physiology of the mammalian and endocrine systems


                    VB120  Veterinary Immunology Credits - 3

The course will give a review of the innate and acquired immunity and their components, including both the humoral and cellular arms of the immune response. The course is designed to help you in understanding the animal body defense mechanisms at cellular and molecular levels. The role of host defense mechanisms and the development of acquired immunity after infection will be discussed. The use of the different immunological tests in diagnosing animal diseases, malfunctions of the immune response and the role of vaccines in disease prevention will be covered.


                    VCS110  Professional Development I Credits - 1.5

This course will provide students with a forum to discuss major current issues facing veterinary medicine in a discussion/seminar format. The course also will introduce practice and business management concepts to begin preparing students for the business aspect of veterinary medicine.


                Total credits:18.5

13 responses to “1st semester schedule

  1. Congratulations and good luck!
    I wish I chose the vet study here, but I can’t stand blood, and I feel like I’m a little too late. 😦
    I wish you all the luck! I hope you enjoy it. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Dianda! it would be hard being in a medical field without seeing some blood πŸ˜‰ luckily i shadowed vets for years so i know i can handle the eeks, no surprises! i’ll be posting more about school when i start, not much blood either πŸ™‚

  2. Good luck! I have been a Medical student but had to quit due to health problems ( I have a chemical deficiancy). Take good care of yourself and the animals!

    • Thank you! Sorry to hear about having to quit your program, we have to just go along with what life gives us! I will be posting at the end of this month about moving to vet school πŸ™‚

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