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VMED 5295

Problems in Large Animal Clinical Medicine/Surgery/Theriogenology

Instructor information
Instructor's name: Dr. Stephanie Valberg (other instructors: large animal clinicians, clinical pathologists and guest speakers)
Office location: 225F Veterinary Population Medicine
Office hours: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Phone number(s): 612- 625-77755
Fax number: 612- 625-6241
Email address:
Preferred method of contact (phone, email, fax, etc.): e-mail

Course Details

Number of credits:1 credit (course can be repeated once per year for 3 years)

Enrollment cap:none

Day, time, and location of course:day - Thursday, time – 8-9am, location – 225 VMC (VPM conference room)

Term:  Fall and Spring

Course prerequisites: Enrollment as house officer or special permission from course instructor 

Brief description of the course:
The course is in a modified rounds format using cases from the VMC interspersed with faculty lectures. House officers will be asked to present a case in depth and its relationship to pertinent scientific literature. The course provides a forum to obtain a broad base of feed back on interesting cases from medicine, surgery and theriogenology faculty members..

Required and recommended materials and the location of the materials:
There are no assigned materials for this course.

Course Goals, Objectives, and Expectations

1.  Provide in-depth, case-based, graduate level discussion of internal medicine, surgery and theriogenology of large animals
2.  Meet the needs of veterinary interns, residents and graduate students for board-level training  


  1. Build skills in succinct clear case presentations
  2. Deepen knowledge of clinical evaluation of large animal medicine, surgery and theriogenology
  3. Enhance knowledge of relevant scientific literature
  4. Improve skills in scientific presentations
  5. Facilitate communication among house officers and faculty from different disciplines 

Students are required to present at least one presentation every 2 months that is critiqued; either a critical review of a topic of interest to the group or a formal, in-depth case presentation.   Attendance is mandatory and participation is expected. A sign-up sheet is provided.


There are no examinations in this course. Attendance is mandatory and participation is expected. A sign-up sheet is provided. 

Grading standards:

Statement of academic misconduct:
Students guilty of academic misconduct will receive a grade of ‘F’ for the course 

Senate student academic workload policies: 

Classroom expectation guidelines:


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