North Gafton, Mass. - Tufts University's veterinary school was recently re-accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
NORTH GRAFTON, MASS. — Tufts University's veterinary school was recently re-accreditated by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
In fact, officials from AVMA's Council on Education (COE) finished a site visit in mid October. The results of its re-accrediation bid will become available in March 2012, Tufts officials report.
The university says that for the last five years, 99 percent of the veterinary graduates have passed the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination, while the current AVMA-accreditation standard requires 80 percent of graduating fourth-year students pass the exam at the time of graduation.
COE's accreditation process evaluates the veterinary school based on 11 different standards including curriculum, finances, research and physical facilities.
COE's upcoming site visits include: University of Calgary (March 18-23); Michigan State University (April 22-26); University of Sydney (June 3-7); Auburn University (Sept. 16-20); Louisiana State University (Sept. 30-Oct. 4); and The Royal Veterinary College (Oct. 14-18).