The clinical phase of the curriculum will consist of five quarters that run continuously beginning with Spring quarter of the third year. During the clinical program students must complete a total of 84 credits of rotations. This will include 57 credits of required on-campus rotations, and 27 credits of elective rotations. In general, blocks are 2 weeks in length. However, during certain times when the clinic hours are limited, 3-week blocks may be used. Students are awarded 3 credits for each block, regardless of length. Students have 2 vacation blocks.  

Immunization Policy
Full-time students enrolled in a program with a clinical component are required to follow the immunization policy as outlined in the general policy section of the student handbook. Immunization requirements for CVM students include a rabies vaccination or proof of an adequate antibody titer and are required without exception by all CVM students. Additionally, students may be subject to current applicable Centers for Disease Control and Arizona Department of Health protocols, and/or affiliated practice/institution rotation requirements.

Clinical Rotation Attendance Policy
Students in the clinical rotation segment of the curriculum must attend all clinical rotations to which they are assigned. Attendance and on-call requirements for clinical rotations take precedence over non-rotation events. Students must be sure that the requirements of each clinical rotation are understood and will be met prior to scheduling non-rotation events.

Supervision of Veterinary Students by Off-Campus Veterinarians
While on clinical rotations, veterinary students must have direct, on-premises supervision by a veterinarian (D.V.M. or equivalent) or authorization from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.