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College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401

phone: 607-253-3766
fax: 607-253-3709
vet_admissions@cornell.edu

Clinical Rotations & Pathways

The Foundation/Distribution concept also applies to the Clinical Rotations. To ensure broad preparation, each  student is required to complete the same set of 12 Clinical Rotations. In addition, students must select one of 6 Clinical Pathways, comprised of 8 additional rotations. This allows students to tailor a component of their clinical training to meet their interests and professional goals.

The required Clinical Rotations are:

  • Ambulatory & Production Medicine
  • Community Practice Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Small Animal Surgery: Soft Tissue
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Surgery: I
  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Imaging
  • Small (or Large) Animal Emergency and Critical Care
  • Small Animal Orthopedics

The Clinical Pathways, and their associated rotations, are:

Small Animal:

  • Small Animal Surgery: Soft Tissue (Community Practice Service: Surgery DVM Class of 2015)
  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
  • Cardiology
  • Oncology

Equine:

  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Surgery: I
  • Anesthesiology
  • Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care
  • Large Animal Surgery: II
  • Theriogenology
  • Equine Specialty Rotation

General (Mixed):

  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Small Animal or Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Large Animal Surgery: II
  • Cardiology or Oncology
  • Community Practice Service (Community Practice Service: Surgery DVM Class of 2015)

Exotics:

  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Small Animal Surgery: Soft Tissue (Community Practice Service: Surgery DVM Class of 2015)
  • Anesthesiology
  • Oncology
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Exotics/Z00 (2 blocks)

Zoo and Wildlife:

  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Theriogenology
  • Exotics/Zoo (3 blocks)

Production Animal:

  • Ambulatory Medicine (2 blocks)
  • Large Animal Medicine
  • Large Animal Surgery: I
  • Quality Milk Production
  • Theriogenology
  • Community Practice Service