New Veterinary Colleges – Is there a solution to ending the veterinary shortage?

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Could the addition of veterinary colleges be the solution to ending the national shortage of veterinarians? That’s the hope, according to a recent article from the AVMA.

There are currently 33 veterinary schools in the United States, and 11 new schools have been proposed in the past two years:

  • The Ana G. Méndez University in Puerto Rico
  • Arkansas State University
  • Chamberlain University in Stockbridge, Georgia
  • Clemson University
  • Lincoln Memorial University in Orange Park, Florida
  • Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas
  • Rowan University in New Jersey
  • Utah State University
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Maryland
  • Rocky Vista College which has campuses in Colorado, Utah, and Montana
  • Murray State University in Kentucky

All universities, whether already having approval or still under consideration for adding a veterinary program, must seek accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and request a consultative site visit for feedback on its proposed program. What do you think about adding more veterinary colleges?

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