Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    Mar 04, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 5613 - Small Animal Surgery Orthopedic Surgery Service

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Enrollment limited to: fourth-year veterinary students.

K. Hayashi, U. Krotscheck, D. Lopez, S. Tinga.

Clinical service rotation that exposes the student to the practice of surgery under hospital conditions. Students participate in office hours; diagnostic techniques; planning of therapy; and daily care of dogs and cats under the direction of an intern, surgical residents in training, and faculty. Students assist experienced surgeons in the operating room. Client communications and the basics of practice are emphasized. Students are expected to be able to successfully perform an orthopedic examination and localize the lameness by the end of the rotations.

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