LACS Courses in the Professional Curriculum

VEM 5030 Entrepreneurship for Veterinarians: The goal of the course is to teach veterinary students the critical
aspects of finance, operations, marketing and human resource management to prepare them for successful
practice ownership. Course Coordinator: Dr. Martha Mallicote

VEM 5032 Veterinary Business and Professional Development: Basic principles of veterinary professional
management, career opportunities in the profession, personal financial planning, personnel management and
employment law, and client relations. Course Coordinator: Dr. Martha Mallicote

VEM 5035 Veterinary Business Management: This course outlines the establishment and daily operations of
veterinary practice. Basic office procedures, purchasing products, effective communications, malpractice and
negligence, as well as medical ethics and legal responsibilities. Course Coordinator: Dr. Martha Mallicote

VEM 5041 Contemporary Topics in Animal Welfare and Ethics: Introduction to basic moral theory and its
relevance and application to ethical dilemmas and social issues in veterinary medicine. Course Coordinator: Dr. Amanda House

VEM 5204 Supervised Patient Care and Clinical Skills IV: Engage Students in the application of knowledge
acquired in the veterinary curriculum from day one in order to better prepare them for the level of responsibility
expected of a Phase III student and practice ready veterinarian. Course Coordinator: Dr. Martha Mallicote

VEM 5271 Small Animal Reproductive Medicine: Course covers canine and feline reproductive endocrinology,
infectious and metabolic diseases related to infertility, reproductive management, and artificial insemination.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Audrey Kelleman

VEM 5274 Equine Reproduction: Advanced equine reproductive physiology and endocrinology with
laboratory -including management of estrous; infertility in the mare; abortion; problems of gestation;
post-partum problems; neonatal care; ultrasonography; stallion breeding soundness examination; semen handling
and preservation; stallion infertility. Course Coordinator: Dr. Margo MacPherson

VEM 5277 Bovine Reproduction: Special emphasis on problems in bovine reproduction including diagnosis of
pregnancy, postpartum care, rebreeding, abortion, evaluation of breeding soundness, heifer management, embryo
transfer, ultrasonography, teaser bull management, reproductive surgery. Pre-requisite to VEM 5888 – Bovine
Reproduction Clerkship. Course Coordinator: TBD

VEM 5278 Theriogenology: Basic principles of obstetrics, gynecology, andrology, genital diseases, fertility control
and artificial insemination of domestic animals. Course Coordinator: Dr. Malgorzata Pozor

VEM 5289 Large Animal Clinical Pharmacology: Bovine and equine ethical therapeutics; issues of food and drug
residues; industrial trials; parasite chemotherapy; pharmacology of muscle relaxants; quality control programs.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Chris Sanchez

VEM 5315 Poultry Medicine Practicum: Clinical experience in poultry veterinary medicine. Exposure to poultry
research, teaching and diagnostic activities. Course Coordinator: Dr. Gary Butcher

VEM 5335 Equine Medicine: Essentials of equine internal medicine including fluid therapy, cardiopulmonology,
gastroenterology, neurology, hemolymphatic disorders, dermatology, and special problems in neonatology.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Robert MacKay

VEM 5352 Dairy Production Medicine: Introduction to topics in dairy herd health and production management.
Topics covered include record keeping systems, implementation and evaluation of reproductive programs, milk
quality and milking management, nutrition programs, replacement rearing programs, individual animal health
management and client education. Course Coordinator: Dr. Rafael Bisinotto

VEM 5355 Ruminant Medicine: The primary objective is to provide resources for students who are going to food
animal or mixed large animal practice when they graduate. Much of the material is focused upon the individual
animal, rather than production. Course Coordinator: Dr. Robert MacKay

VEM 5371 Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues: On-line – This course introduces veterinary students to some
controversial conservation issues surrounding aquatic species ranging from invertebrates to marine mammals.
Students should gain a working knowledge of critical conservation issues, learn pro/con aspects of a given
problem, develop critical thinking skills for identifying problems, and provide possible solutions or compromises.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Iske Larkin

VEM 5372 Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues: This online course will introduce veterinary students to natural
history, anatomy, physiology, behavior and health issues of aquatic wildlife, such as: marine mammals, sea turtles,
crocodilians, fish and invertebrates. Course Coordinator: Dr. Iske Larkin

VEM 5373 Manatee Health & Conservation: The focus is to introduce veterinary students to manatee
natural history, anatomy, physiology, behavior, conservation and health issues. Course Coordinator: Dr. Iske Larkin

VEM 5374 Diseases of Warm Water Fish: Diagnosis and management of diseases of warm water fish. Emphasis
on aquarium fish with consideration of food fish production and game fish. Course Coordinator: Dr. Ruth Francis-Floyd

VEM 5422 Equine Surgery and Lab: This course is designed to give senior veterinary students an overview of the
common surgical conditions seen in horses. All systems are covered in the course and pertinent background
information is covered on each condition. Course Coordinator: Dr. Taralyn McCarrel

VEM 5501 Clinical Epidemiology: Introduction to food animal oriented clinical epidemiology. Topics covered
include epidemiological history and principles, interpretation of diagnostic tests, measurement of disease
frequency, epidemiologic criteria for association in disease, confounding and interaction, disease outbreak and
disease investigation. Course Coordinator: Dr. Arthur Donovan

VEM 5503 Veterinary Epidemiology: Principles of epidemiology in the study of diseases in animal populations.
Course Coordinator: Dr. Ramiro Isaza

VEM 5504 Veterinary Preventive and Production Medicine: Introduction to basic concepts in preventive and
production medicine with emphasis on herd health and production programs for domestic animals including
cattle, (dairy and beef), small ruminants, swine and companion animals. Course Coordinator:
Dr. Martha Mallicote

VEM 5506 International Veterinary Medicine: To develop an awareness of the impact that veterinary medicine has
on the health and well-being of people and animals in foreign countries, and explore opportunities in
international veterinary medicine. Course Coordinator: SIVO-HEAL

VEM 5510 Emerging and Exotic Diseases: On-line – Distance Education. Course Coordinator: Dr. Fiona Maunsell

VEM 5530 Beef Production Medicine: Emphasis is given to beef cattle health including topics in the principles and
practices of beef cattle production and herd health management, cattle regulatory issues and quality assurance,
nutrition and feeding, genetics, reproduction, behavior, practice economics, and computerized management of
health and production records. Course Coordinator: Dr. Owen Rae

VEM 5571 Emerging Diseases: Issues surrounding transmission, control, regulation, and reporting of foreign and
emerging diseases. Course Coordinator: Dr. Fiona Maunsell