The Arizona Board of Regents approved the University of Arizona's plan to establish a college of veterinary medicine, and a site visit by AVMA accreditors is set for May. The state has three pre-veterinary medicine programs with about 1,100 students, many of whom leave the state for veterinary school, contributing to a shortage of veterinarians in rural areas, says veterinarian Julie Funk, the future college's dean.
Regents approve U. of Ariz. plan to add veterinary college
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