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Two new veterinary schools set to open in fall of 2014
Midwestern in Arizona, Lincoln Memorial in Tennessee receive pre-accreditation letters.
An artist's rendering of the new college of veterinary medicine at Midwestern University. Image courtesy of Midwestern.
Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz., and Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn., have both received a “letter of reasonable assurance” from the American Veterinary Medical Assocation (AVMA) Council on Education. This step toward AVMA accreditation allows both schools to start recruiting students for the fall of 2014.
Midwestern is looking at an inaugural class of 100 veterinary medicine students to begin classes in August 2014. Midwestern will be eligible for provisional accreditation in 2014 and full accreditation in 2018 upon graduation of its first class.
Lincoln Memorial University announced July 9 that its emerging College of Veterinary Medicine (LMU-CVM) has also jumped the first hurdle in the accreditation process with a letter of reasonable assurance from the AVMA Council on Education. Like Midwestern, LMU-CVM is recruiting students for its inaugural class, which will begin in fall 2014. The new veterinary school was first announced in 2011.
The schools also recently became the 29th and 30th members of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). As members, Midwestern and LMU-CVM will be able to vote on AAVMC decisions and utilize its Veterinary Medical College Application Service, which streamlines the application process for prospective students, along with other services. The application cycle for prospective students seeking admission to veterinary college during fall 2014 began June 5.
Lincoln Memorial University's new Math and Science building will be home to LMU college of veterinary medicine administrative offices and lectures. Photo courtesy of LMU.