Rowan University to open New Jersey's first school of veterinary medicine


To meet the rising demand for veterinary professionals in the US, Rowan University will establish a new college of veterinary medicine.

The Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine will offer New Jersey's first DVM degree, with its inaugural class slated for fall 2025 pending approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The announcement comes on the heels of the New Jersey Legislature's approval for $75 million in funding last November, according to an organizational release.1 This new veterinary college will join just 33 other veterinary schools in the US, as nationwide demand for veterinary professionals continues to surge.2

"We are creating a destination of choice for students who share a passion for animal health and who want to pursue careers in veterinary-related studies at all higher education levels," said Ali A. Houshmand, Rowan University President.

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  1. A first for New Jersey: Rowan University to establish School of Veterinary Medicine. PR Newswire. Accessed January 3, 2022.
  2. Veterinary college applicants increased by 19%. JAVMAnews. December 03, 2020. Accessed January 3, 2022.
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