AAVMC adds Rowan University as a provisional member institution


The new school plans to open its doors in 2025 as the first veterinary school in New Jersey.

The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) has added Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, as a provisional member institution to their growing global membership. The new School of Veterinary Medicine of Rowan University plans to welcome its first class in fall 2025, pending accreditation approval.1

Any college or school of veterinary medicine which grants the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent and is not accredited by or has not gained “reasonable assurance” from the Council on Education (COE) is eligible to apply for provisional membership to the AAVMC.1

The new school will be the first veterinary school in the state of New Jersey. With its addition, Rowan will also become 1 of 2 universities in the nation to offer doctor of veterinary medicine, doctor of medicine, and doctor of osteopathic medicine degrees.2

Of the 33 accredited veterinary schools in the United States, only 5 are on the East Coast. Rowan is working to establish undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and internship/residency programs at the veterinary school. Additionally, an associate degree in veterinary technology to bachelor degree in veterinary technology pathway program will be offered in collaboration with Rowan College of South Jersey-Gloucester.2


  1. Rowan University becomes provisional member institution of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. News release. January 19, 2023. Accessed January 20, 2023.
  2. A first for New Jersey: Rowan University to establish School of Veterinary Medicine. News release. December 29, 2021. Accessed January 20, 2023.
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