Online Graduate Courses

V_PBIO 7100 Veterinary Clinical Chemistry (3)
This course of Veterinary Clinical Chemistry is designed to hone the skills of the practicing Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Student or Veterinarian and assumes some basic knowledge of normal chemistry and urinalysis results. The review of normal will be minimal and emphasis will be placed on clinical chemistry and urinalysis findings associated with diseases. Higher level course will include discussion of ancillary tests and more extensive case interpretations.

 V_PBIO 7110 Veterinary Cytology (2)
This course of Veterinary Cytology is designed to hone the skills of the practicing Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Student or Veterinarian and assumes some basic knowledge of microscope usage and normal hematology. The review of normal cells will be minimal and emphasis will be placed on findings associated with inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Higher level course will include discussion of ancillary tests, special stains and treatment alternatives. The focus will be on canine and feline diseases but some common equine and bovine diseases will be covered.

V_PBIO 7120 Principles of Toxicology (3)
This course will provide an introduction to the general principles of toxicology, including the history and scope of the field; risk assessment and management; mechanisms of toxicity; the disposition of toxicants, non-target organ-directed toxicity; toxic responses of specific target organs; and various toxicological applications, such as environmental toxicology.

V_PBIO 7210 Animal Issues in Disasters (1)
Animal Issues in Disasters will teach students about: 1) the role of government and the legal requirements for animal disaster response, 2) the influence of the human-animal bond and the animal welfare issues that arise following disasters; 3) how to develop emergency response plans for multiple species of animals (dogs, cats, horses & farm animals); 5) how to prepare for and respond to disasters caused by meteorological, geological and technicological hazards, and 6) the impacts of disasters on small animal-related businesses and basic information about how to develop a business continuity plan.

V_M_S 7320 Fundamentals of Small Animal Emergency & Clinical Care (3)
This course will provide valuable knowledge and skills to work in a small animal emergency and critical care position.  Characteristics of this skilled care include managing patients with rapidly deteriorating medical and surgical illnesses, major trauma, and life-threatening disease. These animals need trained personnel to address minute-to minute changes in status and condition.  Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are valued members of the veterinary care team, and with teamwork, training, and development of skills discussed in this course, can save lives.

V_BSCI 7333 Veterinary Cell Biology (4)
Course material stresses cell biology as related to animal health and medical issues.  A comprehensive course overviewing molecular and biochemical issues of cell function especially as related to medicine and the underlying molecular cause of disease.

V_M_S 7510 Equine Clinical Anatomy: Forelimbs (1)
Basic foundation in selected aspects of equine clinical anatomy for veterinary technicians.  Pre-veterinary students, and other students wishing to enhance their understanding of anatomical structures.

V_M_S 8023 Internal Medicine Journal Review (1)
A review of current publications in veterinary internal medicine.

V_M_S 8040 Advanced Small Animal Nutrition (2)
Advanced study of veterinary clinical nutrition in the dog and cat.  Includes review of applied biochemistry, nutrients, and feeding principles along with pathophysiology and nutritional management of common diseases.

V_M_S 8090 Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Thesis) (cr. arr)
Open to graduate students with requisite preparation.  Graded on a S/U basis only.

V_M_S 8431 Research Methods and Data Analysis (2)


V_M_S 8450 Research in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (Non-thesis) (cr. arr)
Open to graduate students with requisite preparation.  Graded on a S/U basis only.

V_M_S 8485 Problems in Veterinary Clinical Sciences (1-3)
Supervised individuals studies arranged with a faculty member and approved by the advisory committee.  Some section may be graded A/F or S/U only.