College of Veterinary Medicine Earns Seven-year Accreditation

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Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its status of “Full Accreditation” for the next seven years from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE).

Western University of Health Sciences’ College of Veterinary Medicine has retained its status of “Full Accreditation” for the next seven years from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education (COE).

“This is a magnificent achievement, and one we expected as a result of our hard work and student outcomes,” said College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Phillip Nelson, DVM, PhD. “I want to express my appreciation to the faculty, staff, preceptors, and students that participated in generating the self-report and preparing for the site visit. The verbal comments of the site team’s exit report indicated we have a great team of people doing great things.”

The College received a verbal report of the Council of Education’s assessment of the College’s self-study submitted in December 2012 and the site visit of January 2013. A written report is expected within two weeks.

WesternU established the College of Veterinary Medicine on Aug. 8, 1998, and welcomed its first class in fall 2003. The College first received Full Accreditation in 2010.

The College of Veterinary Medicine celebrated its seventh Commencement ceremony May 16, 2013 and conferred degrees on 97 new Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, bringing its total alumni to 629.

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