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CONTENTS

Chapter 6:
ROOTED IN KNOWLEDGE:
Education

Chapter 7:
AVMA IN ACTION:
Advocacy

Chapter 8:
LASTING ALLIANCES:
Partners

Chapter 6
ROOTED IN KNOWLEDGE

David Banasiak

Over the past 10 to 15 years, many changes have occurred in the field of veterinary education. Several American universities are exploring plans to establish new veterinary schools, even as state and federal governments cut funding for education. Schools in the U.S. and Canada are raising enrollment rates to accommodate a growing demand among potential students. Interest in acquiring accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education is on the rise as veterinary schools around the world look to the COE’s Standards of Accreditation as the gold standard and actively seek recognition under those requirements.

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