In Residence Courses

VME 5244 Physiology: Organ Systems

  • Emphasizes domestic animals commonly encountered in veterinary medicine. Physiology of nervous, muscle, blood, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems; 4 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6010 Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues

  • Students will become acquainted with controversial conservation issues of aquatic animals ranging from invertebrates to marine mammals; develop critical thinking skills with regards to identifying problems, providing possible solutions and compromises that may help to conserve aquatic animals and their environment; and cultivate scientific writing skills; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6070 Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis for Biomedical Research

  • An introduction to methods used for conducting and critically appraising systematic reviews and meta-analyses and to identify gaps in biomedical research using PRISMA 2020 guidelines; 2 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6195 Wildlife Virology: Emerging Wildlife Viruses of Veterinary and Zoonotic Importance 

  • Virology course focused on emerging pathogenic viruses that are naturally maintained in wildlife species which are transmissible to humans, domestic animals, and other wildlife/zoological species; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6200 Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology

  • Provides the fundamental concepts of respiratory physiology. This will be accomplished by learning the physiological mechanisms involved in the movement of air into the lung, transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide across the gas exchange surface, transport of these gases by the blood, delivery of these gases to the tissues, acid-base balance in the blood and the neural control of breathing; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6200L Laboratory Assessments for Fundamentals of Respiratory Physiology

  • Introduces and applies essential concepts and methods of respiratory physiology measurements and assessments to graduate students including an understanding of to calibrate instruments, how to measure physiological parameters, how to determine lung volumes, breathing patterns, respiratory gases and apply these measurements to human and animal assessments. Students will learn the types of equipment that are used for respiratory physiological assessments and the application to humans and animals; 2 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Summer 2023

VME 6464 Molecular Pathogenesis

  • Papers on mechanisms of pathogenesis and molecular approaches toward diagnosis and control of either parasitic or viral and bacterial diseases. Focus varies each semester; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6505 Auto Immunity

  • Understand the immunological process in some of the major autoimmune diseases. The course is designed to provide basic and advanced information via didactic teaching and literature review. Based on the information, students will learn to design experiments to address specific hypothesis. During the course, the students will learn to communicate and articulate scientific information among their peers; 1 credit, letter-graded.
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VME 6508 Veterinary Virology: Molecular and Evolutionary Biology of Animal Viruses

  • Fundamental concepts in animal virology, as well as contemporary molecular, proteomic, structural, microscopy, and computational research techniques used to study viruses; the step-by-step processes of viral infection within animal hosts; and the ecology, evolution, and emergence of animal viruses; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2024

VME 6603 Advanced Toxicology

  • This course will survey emerging concepts and areas of research in toxicology. The objectives will be to understand mechanisms of toxicity and toxicosis in multiple organ systems; 3 credits, letter-graded.
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VME 6651 Seminars in Anesthesia and Analgesia

  • Weekly seminar series on topics in veterinary anesthesia and pain management, guided by core anesthesia textbook readings, with discussions by veterinary anesthesia specialists and residents; 2 credits, letter-graded.
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VME 6710C Advanced Small Animal Airway/Thoracic Surgery

  • An intensive review of surgical diseases of the thorax and respiratory tract in cats and dogs with a focus on etiology, diagnosis, surgical treatment, and prognosis for each condition discussed. Surgical approach options will be discussed in depth, and some are practiced in the laboratory setting; 1 credit, letter-graded.
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VME 6714C Small Animal Orthopedic Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • This course will serve as an introduction to the current state of arthroscopy and minimally invasive fracture repair in small animal surgery; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6767 Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research

  • This course meets federal RCR training requirements such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Subject matter includes scientific misconduct, data management, human/animal subjects, conflict of interest, and peer review. Format is a combination of lecture, discussion, case study, and group exercises; 1 credit, S/U-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6771 Veterinary Epidemiologic Research

  • Research methods used in observational and experimental studies in animal and human populations. Includes study design, data analysis and interpretation in cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies, and clinical trials; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6907 Microbial Virulence Journal Club

  • This journal club course covers contemporary topics in host-microbe interactions by focusing on critical analysis of recently published manuscripts.  The selected articles will cover the molecular mechanisms that bacteria, viruses and parasites utilize for parthenogenesis of various hosts, such as animals, insects, and nematodes; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6932 Physiological Sciences Seminar Series

  • This course consists of a weekly seminar on varied topics in physiology presented by faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and outside speakers. Bi-weekly seminars will be presented by scheduled speakers. Alternate weeks will consist of seminar presentations chosen by the enrolled student from a variety of seminar courses or special presentations; 1 credit, S/U-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6933 Seminars in Infectious Diseases & Immunology

  • Integrates academic training with exposure to current research in infectious diseases and immunology in the context of human and animal health. A broad remit of speakers will discuss the implications of their research in addressing One Health. Weekly presentations are held by researchers from UF as well as other biomedical research institutions from around the globe, showcasing state of the art and innovative research conducted in their laboratories, emphasizing experimental design, methodology, and impact; 1 credit, S/U-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6934 Ecotoxicology/Risk Assessment

  • This course examines problems in ecotoxicology including risk assessments, major classes of contaminants, their environmental fate, biotransformation, detoxification and bioaccumulation, biochemical pathways, effects at the cellular, organ, individual and population levels, as well as other environmental factors that interact with contamination, endocrine active agents, and risk assessment; 3 credits, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6934 Interdisciplinary Seminars in Reproduction and Production Medicine

  • Provides an interdisciplinary venue for faculty, residents and graduate students from LACS and Animal Sciences to discuss current research and related topics in reproduction and medicine of production animals. Enrolled graduate students are expected to attend all seminars, participate in discussion, and to present one seminar; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2023

VME 6934 Advanced Small Animal Arthrology: Disease, Reconstruction, and Arthroplasty

  • An intensive review of advanced surgical and medical management of joint diseases and injuries in dogs and cats; 1 credit, letter-graded.
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VME 6934 Small Animal, Soft Tissue, Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • An introduction to the current state of laparoscopy and thoracoscopy in small animal surgery; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Fall 2026

VME 6934 Mucosal Immunology Journal Club

  • Critical analysis of recently published research reports in the field of mucosal immunology; 1 credit, letter-graded.
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VME 6937L VMS Graduate Seminar Series

  • This course is a forum to improve scientific communication. Students will increase their ability to communicate their scientific ideas and data concisely and cohesively via oral presentations. They will also enhance their presentation and communication skills by explaining their research in non-academic language to peer students and faculty in different disciplines; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

VME 6938 Topics in Aquatic Animal Health

  • This course covers aspects surrounding aquatic animal health research focusing on appraisal of current research quality, validity, and applicability within aquatic veterinary medicine. Students are introduced to: (1) authorship and contribution, (2) peer review, (3) ethical use of animals in research, and (4) current issues in aquatic veterinary medicine; 1 credit, letter-graded.
  • Next Offered: Spring 2023

As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and the Academic Health Center, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.


Boehringer Ingelheim

The Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Program offers DVM students an opportunity to gain exposure in biomedical research.


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