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AZ: Arizona State Board Formally Approves Midwestern University Veterinary Program

November 06, 2012

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education issued formal approval for the University to open Arizona's first College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM).

The State Board issued a certificate of authority for Midwestern to offer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree on October 9, 2012. Midwestern officially announced plans for the new College on March 7 and intends to matriculate its first class of 100 veterinary students in the Fall of 2014. The University is applying for program accreditation through the American Veterinary Medical Association.

"In our continuing mission to meet the healthcare needs of the community, we are proud to bring this new professional degree program to Arizona," stated Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and CEO of Midwestern University.

Midwestern University is committing over $100 million towards the new College's physical facilities, including a 110,000-square-foot academic building, a 50,000-square-foot large animal teaching facility, and a 100,000-square-foot small animal clinic, with construction to begin in 2013.

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