CE  Vol.4 No.1 , January 2013
The Teaching of Veterinary Surgery Medicine in Northwest A&F University
Abstract: Veterinary surgery medicine (VSM) is a core subject and important clinical discipline for undergraduate students of veterinary science. The present paper reviews current information about the teaching of VSM in Northwest A&FUniversity, presents a description of the veterinary science curriculum, suggests methods to improve the quality of VSM teaching in Northwest A&FUniversity, and describes difficulties, problems, and trends in veterinary education in Northwest A&FUniversity.
Cite this paper: Lu, D. , Ma, X. , Zhang, Y. & Li, M. (2013). The Teaching of Veterinary Surgery Medicine in Northwest A&F University. Creative Education, 4, 35-38. doi: 10.4236/ce.2013.41005.

[1]   Agha, R. A., Papanikitas, A., Baum, M., & Benjamin, I. S. (2005). The teaching of surgery in the undergraduate curriculum. Part II: Importance and recommendations for change. International Journal of Surgery, 3, 151-157. doi:10.1016/j.ijsu.2005.03.016

[2]   Burns, G. A., Ruby, K. L., Debowes, R. M., Seaman, S. J., & Brannan, J. K. (2006). Teaching non-technical (professional) competence in a veterinary school curriculum. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 33, 301-308. doi:10.3138/jvme.33.2.301

[3]   Dascanio, J. J. (2003). The use of information technology in large animal veterinary education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 30, 326-330. doi:10.3138/jvme.30.4.326

[4]   Griffon, D. J., Cronin, P., Kirby, B., & Cottrell, D. F. (2000). Evaluation of a hemostasis model for teaching ovariohysterectomy in veterinary surgery. Veterinary Surgery, 29, 309-316. doi:10.1053/jvet.2000.7541

[5]   Kogan, L. R., Butler, C. L., Lagoni, L. K., Brannan, J. K., McConnell, S. M., & Harvey, A. M. (2004). Training in client relations and communication skills in veterinary medical curricula and usage after graduation. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 224, 504-507. doi:10.2460/javma.2004.224.504

[6]   Lane, E. A. (2008). Problem-based learning in veterinary education. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 35, 631-636. doi:10.3138/jvme.35.4.631

[7]   Li, J., Guo, D., Zhou, D., & Wu, X. (2011). Teaching veterinary internal medicine in China. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 38, 194-198. doi:10.3138/jvme.38.2.194

[8]   Lyon, P. M. (2003). Making the most of learning in the operating theatre: student strategies and curricular initiatives. Medical Education, 37, 680-688. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2923.2003.01583.x

[9]   Polk, H. C. Jr. (1999). The declining interest in surgical careers, the primary care mirage, and concerns about contemporary undergraduate surgical education. The American Journal of Surgery, 178, 177- 179.

[10]   Reznick, R. K., & MacRae, H. (2006). Teaching surgical skills— Changes in the wind. The New England Journal of Medicine, 355, 2664-2669. doi:10.1056/NEJMra054785

[11]   Routly, J. E., Taylor, I. R., Turner, R., McKernan, E.J., & Dobson, H. (2002). Support needs of veterinary surgeons during the first few years of practice: Perceptions of recent graduates and senior partners. Veterinary Record, 150, 167-171. doi:10.1136/vr.150.6.167

[12]   Smeak, D. D. (2007). Teaching surgery to the veterinary novice: The Ohio State University experience. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 34, 620-627. doi:10.3138/jvme.34.5.620

[13]   Smeak, D. D., Beck, M. L., Shaffer, C. A., & Gregg, C. G. (1991). Evaluation of video tape and a simulator for instruction of basic surgical skills. Veterinary Surgery, 20, 30-36. doi:10.1111/j.1532-950X.1991.tb00302.x

[14]   Yin, J. C., Li, G. X., & Ren, X. F. (2006). An overview of veterinary medical education in China: Current status, deficiencies, and strategy for improvement. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 33, 238- 243. doi:10.3138/jvme.33.2.238