Approved Electives
CourseType of InstitutionType of ProgramCourse NumberWeeksCreditsModalityLink to siteNotes
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1
-AAV - Association of Avian Veterinarians
External Organization
2
Avian Veterinary Clinical Competency Program (AAVCP) Module 1
External OrganizationCourse1Onlinehttps://www.aav.org/page/avccp
3
-Arizona Fish and Game Commission
Government Agency
4
Volunteer Opportunities for Higher Education Students of Colleges and Universities
Government AgencyExternship/Internship44https://volunteer.azgfd.gov/agency/detail/?agency_id=128398
5
-ASPCA
External Organization
6
Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) externship
External OrganizationExternship/Internship22Onlinehttps://www.aspcapro.org/apccexternship
7
Spay/Neuter Alliance - Student Externship
External OrganizationExternship/Internship2
8
-Center for Disease Control
Government Agency
9
Comparative Medicine Branch Laboratory Veterinary Student Externship
Government AgencyExternship/Internship23In person
10
-Chi University
University
11
Chi University - Veterinary Acupuncture
UniversityCertification
Course
69 (full course)Hybridhttps://chiu.edu/courses/cva#about
12
-CIVT - College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies
External Organization
13
CIVT - Essentials of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine
External OrganizationCertification
Course
VWHM100161Onlinehttps://civtedu.org/courses/essentials-of-western-veterinary-herbal-medicine
14
CIVT - Introduction to Veterinary Chinese Medicine
External OrganizationCertification
Course
61Onlinehttps://civtedu.org/courses/introduction-to-veterinary-chinese-medicine
15
-Colorado State University
University
16
Colorado State University - Clinical Pathology Externship
UniversityExternship/Internship1-21 per weekIn personhttps://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/externships/#:~:text=The%20one-%20to%20two-week%20clinical%20pathology%20externship%20takes,cytology%20caseload%20of%20approximately%207%2C500%20cases%20per%20year.
17
-Cornell University
University
18
Leadership Program for Veterinary Students
UniversityResearch2In personhttps://www.vet.cornell.edu/education/other-educational-opportunities/leadership-program-veterinary-students-cornell-university#:~:text=The%20Leadership%20Program%20for%20Veterinary%20Students%20at%20Cornell,with%20a%20laboratory%20research%20assignment%20for%20each%20participant.
19
-Canine Rehabilitation Institute
External Organization
20
CRI Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation
External OrganizationCertification1Onlinehttps://www.caninerehabinstitute.com/Intro_CR.lasso
21
-Fear Free Pets
External Organization
22
Fear Free Pets - Avian
External OrganizationCertification
Course
11Onlinehttps://fearfreepets.com/fear-free-certification-overview-avian/
23
Fear Free Pets - Emergency & Critical Care
External OrganizationCourse11Onlinehttps://fearfreepets.com/courses/emergency-and-critical-care/
24
Fear Free Pets - Equine
External OrganizationCertification
Course
11Onlinehttps://fearfreepets.com/fear-free-certification-program-equine-overview/
25
Fear Free Pets - Level 2 certification
External OrganizationCertification
Course
11Onlinehttps://fearfreepets.com/fear-free-certification-level-2-overview/
26
Fear Free Pets - Level 3 certification
External OrganizationCertification
Course
11Onlinehttps://fearfreepets.com/fear-free-certification-level-3-overview/
27
-FWS - US Fish and Wildlife Service
Government Agency
28
US Fish & Wildlife - Wildlife Conservation Laws & Legislation
Government AgencyExternship/Internship3In personhttps://www.fws.gov/careers
29
-Huntsville Veterinary Specialists & Emergency
External Organization
30
Huntsville Neurology Rotation
External OrganizationClinical Rotation1In personhttps://www.hvsevet.com/services.php
31
-IDC - Island Dolphin Care
External Organization
32
Island Dolphin Care - Marine Mammal Medicine
External OrganizationExternship/Internship11In personhttps://islanddolphincare.org/support-idc/internships/
33
-Iowa State University
University
34
Iowa State - Dermatology Rotation
UniversityClinical Rotation1 per weekIn personhttps://vetmed.iastate.edu/vmc/small-animal/specialty-care/dermatology
35
Iowa State - Opthalmology Rotation
UniversityClinical Rotation1 per weekIn personhttps://vetmed.iastate.edu/vmc/small-animal/specialty-care/opthalmology
36
-IVAS - International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
External Organization
37
IVAS - Acupuncture
External OrganizationCertification
Course
22Hybridhttps://www.ivas.org/acupuncture-courses/us-certification-course-in-veterinary-acupuncture/Preceptorship credit *ONLY*
38
-Mamoni Valley Preserve
External Organization
39
Mamoni Valley Preserve - Jaguar Project
External OrganizationExternship/Internship11In personhttps://mamonivalleypreserve.org/get-involved/volunteer-internship-programs/
40
-MarVet
External Organization
41
MARVET Florida and MARVET Roatán aquatic animal externships
External OrganizationExternship/InternshipIn personhttps://marvet.org/marine-medicine-externship-application.html
42
-MDI Biological Laboratory
External Organization
43
Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish
External OrganizationCourse2In personhttps://mdibl.org/education/courses/
44
-ODFW - Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Government Agency
45
Oregon DFW - Challenges of Marine Disease
Government AgencyExternship/InternshipIB 507Term2https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/health_program/externship_opportunities.asp
46
-Oregon State University
University
47
Victim to Verdict: The Veterinarian’s Role in Animal Cruelty Investigations
UniversityCourse1Onlinehttps://workspace.oregonstate.edu/course/victim-to-verdict-the-veterinarians-role-in-animal-cruelty-investigations-online-courseUse OSUVETMED for student pricing
48
-Oregon Zoo
Zoo
49
Oregon Zoo Internships
ZooExternship/Internship88In personhttps://www.oregonzoo.org/about/careers/veterinary-preceptorship-program
50
-PAWS - Progressive Animal Welfare Society
External Organization
51
PAWS Seattle - Wildlife Surgical Externship
External OrganizationExternship/Internship42In personhttps://www.paws.org/about/careers/internships-externships/wildlife-medicine-and-surgery-externship/
52
-Purdue University
University
53
Purdue - Wildlife Medicine & Conservation course
UniversityCertification
Course
2https://vet.purdue.edu/global/certificates/wildlife-veterinary-medicine-and-conservation-certificate.php
54
-Recover Initiative
External Organization
55
RECOVER CPR (Basic + Advanced)
External OrganizationCertification
Course
1Onlinehttps://recoverinitiative.org/veterinary-professionals/
56
-San Diego Zoo
Zoo
57
San Diego Zoo - Safe Capture
ZooCourse1In person
Online
https://sdzwaacademy.org/safecapture/index.php
58
-San Francisco Zoo
Zoo
59
San Francisco Zoo Jobs/Volunteer
ZooExternship/Internship44In personhttps://www.sfzoo.org/jobs-volunteer/
60
-South Florida Wildlife Center
External Organization
61
South Florida Wildlife Center Internships/Externships
External OrganizationClinical Rotation
Externship/Internship
1-31 per weekIn personhttps://www.southfloridawildlifecenter.org/opportunities/
62
-Tufts University
University
63
Summer Research Training Program
UniversityResearch3https://vet.tufts.edu/student-research-training-programsExamples of Past Student Projects: Contemporary Issues in Animal Protection and Conservation
64
-University of California - Davis
University
65
California National Primate Research Center
UniversityClinical Rotation22In personhttps://cnprc.ucdavis.edu/training-and-outreach/training/
66
Honey Bees and Beekeeping for Veterinarians
UniversityCourse22Onlinehttp://www.wifss.ucdavis.edu/beevets/$45.00
67
-University of Florida
University
68
University of Florida - Aquaculture I
UniversityCourseFAS 5015164Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/introduction-to-aquaculture-fall/
69
University of Florida - Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues
UniversityCourseVEM 5371162Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/aquatic-animal-conservation-issues/
70
University of Florida - Aquatic Wildlife Health Issues
UniversityCourseVEM 5372163Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/aquatic-wildlife-health-issues/
71
University of Florida - Diseases of Warm Water Fish
UniversityCourseVEM 53744Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/diseases-of-warm-water-fish/
72
University of Florida - Introduction to Fish and Aquatic Invertebrate Histology
UniversityCourseFAS 6256163Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/fish-and-aquatic-invertebrate-histologyspring/
73
University of Florida - Manatee Health
UniversityCourseVEM 53733Onlinehttps://aquatic.vetmed.ufl.edu/education/distance-learning-courses/manatee-health-and-conservation/
74
University of Florida - SeaVet
UniversityCourse3Hybrid
In person
https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/SeaVet/
75
University of Florida - Shelter Medicine
UniversityCourse2Onlinehttps://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/faculty-staff/alumni/residents-interns-fellows/
76
University of Florida - Wildlife Crime Scene Processing
UniversityCourse3Onlinehttps://wildlife.forensics.med.ufl.edu/courses/wildlife-crime-scene-processing/#:~:text=Wildlife%20Crime%20Scene%20Processing%20Course%20Description%20This%20course,will%20discuss%20in%20detail%20various%20types%20of%20evidence.
77
-University of Georgia
University
78
University of Georgia - Anatomy Pathology
UniversityCourseVPAT540122In personhttp://www.bulletin.uga.edu/CoursesHome?Prefix=VPAT
79
-University of Illinois
University
80
University of Illinois - Diagnostic Imaging
UniversityCourse2Onlinehttps://illinois.catalog.instructure.com/browse/veterinary-medicine/courses/clinical-diagnostic-imaging$215.00
81
University of Illinois - Imaging Anatomy
UniversityCourse1Onlinehttps://illinois.catalog.instructure.com/browse/veterinary-medicine/courses/veterinary-imaging-anatomy
82
University of Illinois - Infectious Disease in Livestock Systems
UniversityCourseVCM 5601OnlineNOT CURRENTLY OFFERED
83
University of Illinois - Interpretation of Laboratory Data
UniversityCourse11Onlinehttps://illinois.catalog.instructure.com/browse/veterinary-medicine/courses/interpretation-of-laboratory-data
84
University of Illinois - Small Animal Dentistry
UniversityCourse22Onlinehttps://illinois.catalog.instructure.com/browse/veterinary-medicine/courses/clinical-small-animal-dentistry
85
University of Illinois - Wildlife and Exotic Medicine Surgery
UniversityCourse22OnlineNOT CURRENTLY OFFERED
86
-University of Minnesota
University
87
University of Minnesota - Overview Dairy Production Medicine
UniversityClinical Rotation32In personhttps://vetmed.umn.edu/departments/centers-and-programs/john-fetrow-dairy-education-center/veterinary-student-education
88
-University of Missouri
89
University of Missouri - Foundations in Veterinary Research and Discovery
UniversityCourse22In personhttp://vrsp.missouri.edu/
90
-University of Tennessee
University
91
University of Tennessee - Canine Rehabilitation Program
UniversityCertification
Course
2Hybridhttps://www.utvetrehab.com/canine-rehab-ccrp/
92
-University of Washington
University
93
Department of Comparative Medicine - 4th Year Clerkship
UniversityExternship/Internship44In personhttps://www.washington.edu/compmed/academic-programs/veterinary-student-clerkships/4th-year-clerkship/
94
-USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
Government Agency
95
USDA APHIS - Regulatory Veterinary Medicine Rotation
Government AgencyClinical Rotation44https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/sa_training_and_development/vs-training/vs-training-catalog
96
USDA NVSL - Foreign Animal Disease Investigation
Government AgencyCourse11In personhttps://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/lab-info-services/sa_about_nvsl/ct_about_nvsl
97
-VETAHEAD
External Organization
98
Vetahead - Clinician's guide to incorporating rabbits into your practice
External OrganizationCourse1Onlinehttps://www.vetahead.vet/rabbit-medicine-and-surgery/
99
VetAhead - Emergency Care for Zoomed (Exotic) Pets
External OrganizationCertification1Onlinehttps://www.vetahead.vet/emergency-care-zoomed-pets/
100
-Veterinary Agri-Health Services (VAHS)
External Organization
101
Advanced Beef Production Medicine
External OrganizationExternship/Internship4In personhttps://www.vahs.net/student-connection-1#:~:text=Our%20Advanced%20Beef%20Production%20Medicine,or%20feedlot%20production%20medicine%20%26%20consulting
102
-VIN - Veterinary Information Network
External Organization
103
VIN - Low Stress Handling (Silver Level Certification)
External OrganizationCertification
Course
11Onlinehttps://www.vin.com/CE/CDPS111-2023A.htm
104
VIN - Veterinary Ethics
External OrganizationCertification
Course
22Onlinehttps://www.vin.com/ce/PRAC116-2023A.htm
105
-Washington State University
University
106
Washington State University - Behavior Services Rotation
UniversityClinical Rotation22In personhttps://psychologyclinic.wsu.edu/
107
Washington State University - WADDL Anatomy Pathology rotation
UniversityClinical Rotation21https://waddl.vetmed.wsu.edu/