Wrap up: University of Maryland Eastern Shore announces plan to admit veterinary students in 2026, and other veterinary news


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Good morning dvm360 readers! We are officially 2 weeks away from our upcoming Fetch conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, can you believe it’s almost here? Fetch Charlotte is currently approved for 111 continuing education credit hours in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. This means that attendees will be able to earn 17 hours during the conference! We still have some spots open to go here to learn more, see what speakers and exhibitors will be in attendance, and secure your spot today.

While you prepare for Fetch Charlotte, here is what was popular this week on dvm360.com:

  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced its plans to begin accepting its first class of veterinary students in 2026, making the university the first public historically black college or university in the nation to offer a DVM-earning opportunity.
  • Texas A&M University School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences deployed an emergency response team to the Texas panhandle to treat patients who were pets affected by the wildfires.
  • On this week’s episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Ron Nelson, executive vice president, Covetrus Care Plans, and host Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, to debunk common misconceptions about care plans and how subscription economy is making it way into veterinary clinics across the globe.
  • Phil Tucak, BSc, BVMS, dvm360’s Australian correspondent, gave updates on Mark Humphris, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MANZCVS (Dairy), Dip HRM (Dairy), and his veterinary consultancy that is supporting farmers with business, leadership, human resources, and governance advice, plus how Bronwyn Orr, BVSc, MSc, PhD, MANZCVS, GAICD, is educating the general public on why the veterinary profession matters.
  • dvm360 student ambassador Autumn Harris shared the highs and lows of her life that pushed to pursue her dream of becoming a veterinarian. Harris also explains that the lack of mentorship for her encouraged her to become a mentor for others.
  • The dvm360 editorial team is currently covering the Midwest Veterinary Conference virtually! Our coverage includes how to recognize eye emergencies and have a better understanding of when things could turn urgent.
  • And more!
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