VTMED 6623

VTMED 6623

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Shelter medicine practice requires the application of herd health principles within a small animal setting. This clinical rotation will expose students to the principles and practice of veterinary medicine in a shelter setting. While much time will be spent providing direct veterinary medical care to individual shelter animals, there will be a focus on introducing students to population-level principles. Topics include but are not limited to infectious disease diagnosis, treatment, and management; shelter wellness protocols; high-quality, high-volume spay-neuter; dentistry; behavioral assessments in shelters, animal welfare, and population and capacity planning. Other aspects will be covered depending on shelter activities and needs at the time. The daily schedule will include topic-related online modules, clinical work, and daily topic rounds. Students will also be expected to complete several on-line webinars and assignments to round out their learning.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: fourth-year veterinary students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Highly recommended prerequisite: VTMED 6425.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Eight Week - Clinic First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16394 VTMED 6623   CLN 301

    • TBA
    • Aug 29 - Oct 23, 2022
    • Berliner, E

      DeTar, L

      Henry, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Eight Week - Clinic First. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16440 VTMED 6623   CLN 302

    • TBA
    • Aug 29 - Oct 23, 2022
    • Berliner, E

      DeTar, L

      Henry, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

Syllabi: none
  •   Eight Week - Clinic Second. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • 16518 VTMED 6623   CLN 304

    • TBA
    • Oct 24 - Dec 18, 2022
    • Berliner, E

      DeTar, L

      Henry, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person