|Equine Dentistry Curriculum - An Overview|
Unlike the courses that “teach” equine dentistry to lay people, Oklahoma State University graduates receive a comprehensive education that integrates oral health and disease.
The veterinary medical curriculum is a core – elective program. A total of 162 semester hours of lecture, laboratory and practicum is required for graduation. The curriculum emphasizes comparative medicine across the major animal species. All veterinary students are required to complete the core curriculum (non-tracking component). Through on and off campus electives and preceptorships, students can focus on an animal species or type of practice. This is especially important for students focusing on equine practice. Several equine electives are provided to interested students seeking greater depth in equine medicine and surgery. The college maintains approximately 75 horses for teaching and research. Dental health is maintained by students in the veterinary teaching hospital.