I. Core Courses
These courses are required for both the Master of Science and the Graduate Certificate in Shelter Medicine.
VME 6810: Integrating Veterinary Medicine with Shelter Systems – All students must take this course in their first semester as an introduction to the field of Shelter Medicine and course technology.
VME 6950: Capstone Project (required for Master of Science students during the final semester and can be taken for variable credit of 1-3 hours)
IIa. Electives in Shelter Medicine
VME 6910: Supervised Research
Please view the Course Tracker document to see the full list of courses for all semesters, course requirements, and access syllabi.
IIb. Electives counted towards Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences
Electives that count toward a Certificate in Veterinary Forensic Sciences can also count as your elective credits for your Master of Science in Shelter Medicine. To learn more about Veterinary Forensic Sciences courses, please visit the program website.
IIc. In-Person Elective Labs
The Forensic Medicine program offers in-person laboratory courses that are a 5-day intensive interactive experience that take place each semester in Gainesville, FL. These laboratory courses are 3 credits and may count towards your total electives for the Online Shelter Medicine Master’s of Science degree. More information is found on the Forensic Medicine website.