June 01, 2008
The Executive Board has approved consultative site visits by the AVMA Council on Education to universities in Mexico, Denmark, and England—visits that are in keeping with an AVMA strategic goal for the COE accreditation process to be the premier standard globally for veterinary education.
The veterinary colleges in those countries that have indicated an intent to seek AVMA accreditation are the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias Veterinarias, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Life Sciences, and University of Liverpool Faculty of Veterinary Science. The consultative site visits will provide unofficial appraisals of the programs as related to AVMA accreditation standards.
The COE provides accreditation for U.S. and Canadian veterinary colleges and for foreign veterinary colleges that voluntarily seek such classification and that meet or exceed the standards of accreditation. The COE has so far accredited foreign colleges in Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Netherlands.