Course Details

Students that successfully complete the class will learn about a number of different topics that will be covered in more detail in Veterinary School and Veterinary Technical Programs. These include the musculoskeletal system, endocrinology, reproduction, neuroscience, evolution, medical case studies, shelter medicine, reproduction, and various canine diseases.

Emphasis also will be placed on the various roles of dogs in society as well as social problems. This class will use ProctorU for online proctoring services for the three exams. ProctorU is an online proctoring service that allows exam takers to complete their assessment at home while still ensuring the integrity of the exam for the institution. *the costs for the ProctorU service are covered in the tuition of the class.


This is a 3 credit class.  For non-University of Florida students, the tuition rate is $1,101.21 ($367.07 per credit hour).  This price includes all UF fees as well as all of the fees to use the ProctorU Service for the three tests. All reading material will be provided within the class and no additional textbooks are required.


Students need to have taken 4 science and/or math courses before you enroll in this course.  You do not need to take a class in each of these fields, just four classes total.

  • Students typically meet these pre-requisites at the end of your freshman year.
  • Of these 4 courses, two of them need to be in the biology field (examples of some biology classes include, but are not limited to the following: a biology for majors class, zoology,  anatomy, physiology, etc.).
  • The other two courses can also be in the biology field, or they can also be in other fields such as chemistry, physics,  or math.


Contact the course instructor, Dr. Patrick Larkin, Ph.D. if you have questions about whether you meet the Prerequisites for the class.