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DVM Admissions

College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
S2-009 Schurman Hall
Vet College Mailbox 37
Ithaca, NY 14853

phone: 607-253-3766
fax: 607-253-3709

Foundation Courses

Comprising approximately 70% of the professional curriculum, Foundation courses are required of all students. They are scheduled in sequential blocks of time, and vary in length and teaching modality. Three of them incorporate a problem-based approach. Each Foundation course is prerequisite to the ones that follows.

The Foundation Courses are:

  • The Animal Body
  • Neuroanatomy
  • General Pathology
  • Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Function and Dysfunction
  • Host, Agent, and Defense
  • Parasitology
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Veterinary Practice


Foundation Course Descriptions