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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006
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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 66 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. 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 and positions for foreign applicants 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 following graduation from high school 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 I3
    ENGL 120Expository Writing II3
    SPCH 105Public Speaking IA2
    SPCH 106Public Speaking I3
    CHM 210Chemistry I4
    CHM 230Chemistry II4
    CHM 350General Organic Chemistry3
    CHM 351General Organic Chemistry
    BIOCH 521General Biochemistry3
    BIOCH 522General Biochemistry Laboratory2
    PHYS 113General Physics I4
    PHYS 114General Physics II4
    BIOL 198Principles of Biology4
    BIOL 455Microbiology (with lab)4
    ASI 500Genetics3
    Social sciences and/or humanities12
    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—66; professional—164; total—234.)

    First professional year

    Fall semester
    AP 700Gross Anatomy I6
    AP 710Microanatomy5
    AP 715Embryology1
    AP 737Veterinary Physiology I6
    Spring semester
    AP 705Gross Anatomy II6
    AP 720Veterinary Neuroscience2
    AP 747Veterinary Physiology II7
    CS 723UNL GPVEC Production Medicine1
    CS 743Grand Rounds I1
    DMP 705Veterinary Immunology3
    DMP 708Principles of Epidemiology2
    DVM 701Ethics and Jurisprudence1
    Second professional year
    Fall semester
    AP 770Pharmacology5
    DMP 712Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology4
    DMP 715General Pathology5
    DMP 718Veterinary Parasitology5
    Spring semester
    DMP 720Systemic Pathology5
    DMP 722Veterinary Virology3
    DMP 759Laboratory Animal Science2
    DMP 775Clinical Pathology3
    CS 744Grand Rounds II1
    CS 709Medicine I4
    CS 715Radiology3
    Third professional year
    Fall semester
    DMP 777Laboratory Diagnosis1
    DMP 780Avian Diseases3
    CS 711Medicine II4
    CS 712Food Animal Medicine4
    CS 729Surgery I5
    CS 801Toxicology3
    Spring semester
    DMP 753Zoonosis and Preventative Medicine3
    CS 742Clinical Skills1
    CS 710Companion Animal Medicine4
    CS 713Production Medicine2
    CS 714Clinical Nutrition3
    CS 728Theriogenology3
    CS 730Surgery II5
    CS 745Grand Rounds III1
    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

    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.

    Topics within Veterinary Medicine:
    dGeneral Requirements dClinical Sciences   
    dAnatomy and Physiology dDiagnostic Medicine/ Pathobiology   
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    August 19, 2005