Source: American Veterinary Medical Association

In the past two years, nearly eleven new Veterinary colleges have been proposed in the United States, potentially expanding the current count of 33. These institutions must obtain accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education (AVMA COE) through a consultative site visit, which assesses their readiness for a letter of reasonable assurance. This letter, while not pre-accreditation, allows institutions to enroll students.

Examples include Ana G. Méndez University, which aims to establish Puerto Rico’s first School of Veterinary Medicine; Arkansas State University, planning a College of Veterinary Medicine with an initial investment of $15 million; Chamberlain University, a for-profit institution potentially opening a Veterinary college in Stockbridge, Georgia; Clemson University, proposing a College of Veterinary Medicine in South Carolina; Lincoln Memorial University in Orange Park, Florida, already conducting a consultative site visit; Lyon College in Arkansas, moving ahead with a Veterinary degree; Rowan University in New Jersey, with a Shreiber School of Veterinary Medicine set to open in 2025; and Utah State University, expanding its Veterinary program.

Additional institutions like the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Rocky Vista College, and Murray State University are considering the establishment of Veterinary schools, as well.

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