Two North American veterinary institutions were raised from limited to full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education, meeting March 18-20.
The council reviewed two focused site visit reports and granted full accreditation status to the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Montreal Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.
The council also reviewed two site visit reports of evaluation and granted continued full accreditation status to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine.
At the ISU veterinary college, Dean John U. Thomson said, "The progress we have made reflects the support provided by the legislature, university administration, and constituents who understand the important role this colleges plays in meeting society's needs for the veterinary medical profession, and endorse our plan for the future."
Iowa State's full accreditation status covers a new professional program developed over the past two years by ISU and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Beginning this August, 25 Nebraska students per year will receive their first two years of the veterinary curriculum at UNL and then complete their education at Iowa State.