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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002

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    dGeneral Requirements
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    General Requirements

    Admission into the College of Veterinary Medicine is based upon a competitive process among qualified students who have completed the minimum 70 required hours of pre-professional courses (see pre-professional requirements). Minimum qualifications include a 2.8 GPA or greater average over the pre-professional requirements and over the last 45 hours of undergraduate college work in order to be considered for an interview. A grade below a C in a pre-professional requirement is not acceptable.

    Personal interviews may be required of any student under consideration. Selection is based upon academic achievement and professional potential as determined by grades, interview, application information, references, and GRE scores. Applicants are evaluated on such items as motivation, maturity, communication skills, experience with and knowledge of animals, and experience with and knowledge of veterinary medicine.

    After highly qualified Kansans are selected, nonresidents from states with which K-State has a contract to provide veterinary medical education and who are certified by their state are selected.

    A limited number of at-large positions are available.

    From July 1 to September 15, applications for admission to the professional curriculum can be obtained from the admissions office of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

    No applications are accepted after October 1.

    Veterinary scholars early admission program
    High school seniors with ACT scores of 29 or higher or SAT scores of 1280 or higher are eligible to apply for the veterinary scholars early admission program. An application can be obtained from the College of Veterinary Medicine admissions office. Qualified applicants are interviewed by the admission committee.

    Students in this program are guaranteed admission to the DVM degree program following completion of the prerequisites for the DVM degree program and completion of a bachelor's degree at Kansas State University (all classes must be taken at K-State and a minimum of 3.4 GPA must be maintained).

    Pre-professional requirements
    The pre-professional work may be pursued at K-State in the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Agriculture or in other academically accredited institutions.

    Listed below are required courses, with K-State course numbers listed at left.


    ENGL 100Expository Writing I  3
    ENGL 120Expository Writing II  3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA  2
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I  3
    CHM 210Chemistry I  4
    CHM 230Chemistry II  4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry  3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    Laboratory  2
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry  3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory  2
    PHYS 113General Physics I  4
    PHYS 114General Physics II  4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology  4
    BIOL 510Embryology  3
    BIOL 511Embryology Laboratory  1
    BIOL 455Microbiology (with lab)  4
    ASI 500Genetics  3
    Social sciences and/or humanities 12
    Electives  9
    All science courses (chemistry, physics, biology, and genetics) must have been taken within six years of the date of application. All pre-professional requirements must be graded.

    A bachelor of science degree may be granted by the College of Agriculture or the College of Arts and Sciences upon completion of residency and academic requirements. Detailed information should be obtained from the dean's office of the appropriate college.

    Fees for veterinary medical students
    See the Fees section in this catalog.

    Doctor of veterinary medicine curriculum
    The curriculum in veterinary medicine was established to prepare veterinarians for entry into a variety of veterinary medical careers. The professional curriculum in veterinary medicine is balanced and comprehensive with consideration given to all species.

    The academic standards of the College of Veterinary Medicine govern honors, progression, probation, and dismissal.

    Courses must be taken as prescribed. Elective courses may be taken by permission.

    Completion of the professional curriculum leads to the degree of doctor of veterinary medicine. (Hours required for graduation: pre-professional—70; professional—164; total—234.)

    First professional year

    Fall semester
    AP 700Gross Anatomy I 6
    AP 702Nutritional Physiology and
    Metabolism 3
    AP 710Microanatomy 5
    AP 737Veterinary Physiology I 5
    DVM 700Veterinary Orientation 1
    Spring semester
    AP 705Gross Anatomy II 6
    AP 720Veterinary Neuroscience 2
    AP 747Veterinary Physiology II 6
    CS 701Clinical Skills I 1
    DMP 705Veterinary Immunology 2
    DMP 708Principles of Epidemiology 2
    DVM 701Ethics and Jurisprudence 1
    Second professional year
    Fall semester
    AP 770Pharmacology 5
    DMP 712Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology 5
    DMP 715General Pathology 5
    DMP 718Veterinary Parasitology 5
    Spring semester
    DMP 720Systemic Pathology 5
    DMP 722Veterinary Virology 3
    DMP 759Laboratory Animal Science 2
    DMP 775Clinical Pathology 3
    CS 703Clinical Skills II 1
    CS 709Medicine I 4
    CS 715Radiology 3
    Third professional year
    Fall semester
    DMP 777Laboratory Diagnosis 1
    DMP 780Avian Diseases 3
    CS 711Medicine II 4
    CS 712Food Animal Medicine 4
    CS 729Surgery I 5
    CS 801Toxicology 3
    Spring semester
    DMP 753Zoonosis and Preventative Medicine 3
    CS 704Clinical Skills III 1
    CS 710Companion Animal Medicine 4
    CS 713Production Medicine 2
    CS 714Clinical Nutrition 3
    CS 728Theriogenology 3
    CS 730Surgery II 5
    Fourth professional year

    Summer, fall, and spring semesters
    33 hours required core rotations:
    Small Animal Medicine
    Small Animal Surgery
    Equine Medicine and Surgery
    Agricultural Clinical Practice
    Necropsy/Diagnostic Investigation   UNL KSU Animal Production

    Plus minimum 9 hours of mini-electives and/or rotational electives.

    Veterinary Medical Library
    The college's library, which is a part of the Kansas State University libraries system, consists of approximately 40,000 volumes that deal with all phases of veterinary medical literature and many allied fields. It subscribes to more than 800 journals and has medical/ veterinary CD-ROM data bases.

    Food Animal Health and Management Center
    The Food Animal Health and Management Center provides leading-edge research and post-DVM and post-graduate education in the area of food animal health and management, with an emphasis on beef cattle and swine.

    Topics within Veterinary Medicine:
    dGeneral Requirements dClinical Sciences   
    dAnatomy and Physiology dDiagnostic Medicine/ Pathobiology   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000