DVM Curriculum

Veterinary Proper Curriculum

There are a total of 163 units in the four-year veterinary proper curriculum. The first two years of veterinary proper are concerned with basic and paraclinical veterinary courses while the third and fourth years concentrate on medicine, surgical and clinical courses. Through these subjects, students acquire theoretical knowledge and practical experience in animal production and in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and control of diseases and disorders in companion, exotic and farm animals. This curriculum would be revised in the near future to keep up with developments and needs in the veterinary industry. Currently, the summary of veterinary proper curriculum is as follows:

 

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Course Title

Course Description

Units

Course Title

Course Description

Units

PI 100

Life & Works of Jose Rizal

3

 

VETA 102

Macroscopic Anatomy II

4

VETA 101

Macroscopic Anatomy I

5

 

VETA 104

Microscopic Anatomy

4

VETA 103

Developmental Anatomy

3

 

VPHY 142

Systemic Physiology

4

VPHY 141

General Physiology

4

 

ZOTC 113

Principles of Animal Nutrition

3

ZOTC 111

General Principles of Animal Production

3

 

ZOTC 114

Swine Production

3

ZOTC 112

Principles of Animal Breeding

3

 

ZOTC 116

Poultry Production

3

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

21

 

 

SECOND YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Course Title

Course Description

Units

Course Title

Course Description

Units

VMCB 121

General Microbiology

4

 

VMCB 122

Veterinary Bacteriology & Mycology

3

VMCB 124

Fundamentals of Immunology

2

 

VMCB 123

Veterinary Virology

2

VPAR 131

Veterinary Entomology & Protozoology

4

 

VPAR 132

Veterinary Helminthology

4

VPHM 141

Pharmacology & Therapeutics I

4

 

VPHM 142

Pharmacology & Therapeutics II

4

VPTH 121

General Pathology

4

 

VPTH 122

Systemic Pathology

3

ZOTC 115

Ruminant Production

3

 

VSUR 151

Principles of Surgery

3

 

ZOTC 117

Equine Production

2

TOTAL

21

 

TOTAL

21

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Course Title

Course Description

Units

Course Title

Course Description

Units

VETC 171

Clinical Orientation I (Clerkship)

2

 

VETC 172

Clinical Orientation II (Clerkship)

2

VMED 151

General Principles of Veterinary Medicine

2

 

VMED 152

Canine & Feline Medicine

4

VPHY 121

Epidemiology

3

 

VMED 153

Ruminant & Equine Medicine

4

VPHY 143

Endocrinology & Reproductive Physiology

 

4

 

VMED 154

Poultry & Swine Medicine

3

VPTH 123

Clinical Pathology

3

 

VPH 122

Zoonoses

2

VSUR 152

Small Animal Surgery

4

 

VSUR 153

Large Animal Surgery

3

VMED 195

Research Methods in Veterinary Medicine

3

 

VSUR 154

Diagnostic Imaging

1

 

 

VMED 200

Undergraduate Thesis

2

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

21

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

Second Semester

Course Title

Course Description

Units

Course Title

Course Description

Units

ELECTIVE

** (Only one is required)

2

 

VETC 174

Clinico-Pathological Conference II

1

VETC 173

Clinico-Pathological Conference I

1

 

VETC 176

Clinics II (Internship)

14

VETC 175

Clinics I (Internship)

6

 

VMED 200

Undergraduate Thesis

2

VMED 155

Theriogenology

3

 

TOTAL

17

VMED 156

Jurisprudence, Ethics & Economics

 

2

 

 

 

VPHY 123

Food Hygiene

4

 

VMED 200

Undergraduate Thesis

2

 

TOTAL

20

 

**ELECTIVE

 

 

First Semester

Second Semester

Course Title

Course Description

Units

Course Title

Course Description

Units

VPTH 124

Special Pathology

 

2

 

VPAR 134

Parasites of Wild Birds and Mammals, and Laboratory Animals

3

VMED 157

Wildlife, Fish and Laboratory Animal Medicine

 

2

 

VPAR 135

Parasites of Fishes and Other Aquatic Animals

2

VSUR 155

Lameness in Horses and Racetrack Practice

2

 

VPH 120

Perspectives in Veterinary Public Health

2