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News | EDUCATION
New veterinary school planned for Arizona
Midwestern University is one of several new veterinary colleges in the works throughout the U.S. By Andrea Hewitt
idwestern University in Glendale, Ariz., announced recently that the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education has issued formal approval for the university to open Arizona’s frst veterinary school. Kathleen H. Goeppinger, PhD, president and CEO of Midwestern University, a private, for-proft entity with another campus in Illinois, says the school is proud to bring the degree to Arizona. Te school is in the process of receiving accreditation from two other organizations — the Higher Learning Commission and the AVMA, Goeppinger told dvm360. Tis isn’t the only new veterinary school in the works. Bufalo, N.Y., is making plans for a new veterinary school to open at the site of a former human hospital. Lincoln Memorial
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“Te harder question is what the long run is going to look like. ”
University in Harrogate, Tenn., is seeking accreditation and the University of Arizona, Tucson, is researching the possibility of opening a veterinary school. Karen Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM, says that the opening of more veterinary schools is a clear concern— at least in the short term—because there are many people who feel that more companion animal veterinarians aren’t needed. “Te harder question is what the long run is going to look like,” Felsted says. “I don’t have a crystal ball. We can’t just look at pet ownership and population growth because there are other factors as well. Fewer people are taking pets to the veterinarian and more of them are buying drugs outside the veterinary channel.” Felsted says there’s a need for veterinarians in some pockets of the country, but, overall, companion animal veterinarians are at capacity.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of dvm - January 2013
dvm - January 2013
Where did I go wrong?
Pets and Vets
CATalyst survey examines how veterinarians really feel about animal shelters and pet rescue organizations.
What’s new? What’s now?
Employee steals more than $400,000 from clinic
Longtime veterinarian killed in plane crash in California
Canadian SPCA concerned by number of “home neutering” reports
Arrest made in Minnesota veterinary hospital arson
Washington DVM accused of abusing patients, medications
When faced with disaster, practices need a plan
University of Minnesota celebrates 750,000th urolith
Death to debt
Letter of the law
dvm - January 2013