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MVM dates and timing

Most courses in the Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme are offered once every second year. Exceptions are the capstone courses (118.851, 118.852, 118.853),  118.761 Emergency Medicine and 118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology which are offered every year.

The duration of  most courses is 24 teaching weeks over two semesters (7 to 8 months total):

  • semesters 1 and 2 (late February to early November) or
  • semesters 2 and 3 (mid July to mid February).

 Exceptions are the epidemiology courses, 118.785 and 118.786, which are single semester (either February–June or July–November) and business courses which are approximately 3 months.

Years when courses are offered

Companion animal medicine and surgery courses

Course code and name
Next year offered
Subsequent year offered
Semesters offered
118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 2018 2019 1 and 2
118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology 2018 2020 1 and 2
118.758 Avian Medicine 2018 2020 1 and 2
118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 2018 2020 1 and 2
118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.754 Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.755 Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology 2019 2021 1 and 2
118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 2019 2021 1 and 2
118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 2017 2019 2 and 3
118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 2017 2019 2 and 3
118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 2017 2019 2 and 3

 

Production animal courses

Course code and name
Next year offered
Subsequent year offered
Semesters offered
118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian 2018 2020 1 and 2
118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 2019 2021 1 and 2
118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 2019 2021 1 and 2
118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 2017 2019 2 and 3

 

Equine courses

Course code and name
Next year offered
Subsequent year offered
Semesters offered
118.779 Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging 2018 2020 1 and 2
118.780 Equine Gastroenterology 2018 2020 2 and 3
118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 2019 2021 1 and 2
118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 2017 2019 2 and 3

Epidemiology courses (NB one semester only)

Course code and name
Next year offered
Subsequent year offered
Semester offered
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 2018 2019  1
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 2017 2018  2

 

Veterinary business administration courses (NB one semester only)

Course code and name
Next year offered
Subsequent year offered
Semester offered
115.723 Accounting 1 2018 2020 1
115.739 Special Topic 1 2017 2019 tbc
115.725 Leadership and People 2018 2020  2
115.726 Marketing 2017 2019  1

Key dates for courses

We advise you to enrol early in the enrolment period since student numbers are limited to 30. Early enrolment also ensures that you receive study materials before the course starts. Learn how to enrol

Contact workshop dates for 2017 can be found in specific course descriptions and here.

Course Name Workshop date
118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology 30-31 Aug 2017
118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 28-29 Nov 2017
118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 29-30 Nov 2017
118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 29-30 Aug 2017
118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 30-31 Aug 2017
118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 28-30 Nov 2017
118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 20-22 Jun 2017
118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 05-07 Dec 2017
118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 20-22 Jun 2017
118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 05-07 Dec 2017
118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 11-13 Apr 2017
118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 29-31 Aug 2017

Weekly time commitment per course

Each course offered over 2 semesters involves about 5-6 hours of work per week – one-eighth of a full-time workload.

For each epidemiology course (15 credits) plan to spend 10-15 hours of study per week during the semester.
For business courses students should plan for 25 hours of study per week for the period of the course.

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