Learn how we are advancing the clinical educational model.
Becoming day-one-ready practitioners in real-world settings
Our students are exposed to a large, diverse caseload through a network of more than 250 clinical affiliates. These partnerships provide general and specialty experiences in patient care and client communication.
Please select from the options below to learn more about the clinical year courses and our frequently asked questions.
The Clinical Year will span August to August and consist of four-week rotations:
- Three core/required rotations
- General Practice
- Specialty/Referral Practice
- Primary Care/Shelter Medicine
- One NAVLE Prep and Test Block
- Eight Elective Rotations
- One vacation block
Meet Our Clinical Year Lead
Don Rollins, DVM
Associate Professor, Clinical Relations Lead Veterinarian
Dr. Rollins was born and raised in Kansas, graduated from Kansas State, and began a mixed animal practice near Kansas City. Upon moving to Arizona, he served as the Program Director for Kaplan College’s Vet Tech Program and then returned to private practice and opened two hospitals for AZ Pet Vet in Phoenix. After hearing about the Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine and its new practical approach to teaching, he joined in March 2020, intending to pass on what he has learned to the next generation.
Interested in participating in our clinical year education? Watch the video below to learn more about partnering with us.