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December 2014
USDE Hearing to Focus on Council on Education Recertification
Deans representing AAVMC member institutions and others will testify in support of the current structure and operations of the Council on Education (COE) during a hearing scheduled by the U.S. Department of Education's National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) on December 11, 2014. The hearings have been scheduled as an extension of normal Department of Education recertification processes for accrediting organizations in higher education. The AAVMC supports the continued recognition of the COE as the official accrediting agency in academic veterinary medicine. Learn more.
AAVMC Public Policy Fellows Named
Public Policy Fellows Sarah Allison (left) and Suzie Kovacs
The AAVMC has selected the first two professors from member institutions who will serve in the newly created Public Policy Faculty Fellows Program. Sarah Allison, from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, and Suzie J. Kovacs from the Western University of Health Sciences' College of Veterinary Medicine will serve as the inaugural fellows. The program is designed to bring AAVMC-member institutions' faculty representatives to Washington D.C. to develop leadership skills in the advocacy arena, explore the implications of public policy decisions on the profession, and gain overall knowledge of the legislative and regulatory process at the federal level. Learn more.
Greenhill Discusses Applicant Pool During AVMA Economic Summit
During the 2014 AVMA Economic Summit held in Chicago in late October, Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Dr. Lisa Greenhill presented new data on the state of the veterinary school applicant pool. Her presentation, titled "The Demand for Veterinary Medical Education," focused on historic trends, current applicant-to-first-year seat ratios and the quality and numbers of applicants applying to veterinary school, as well as a cyclical pattern of highs and lows in the numbers of students applying to veterinary medical school. Learn more.
Register for "Recruiting and Selecting for the Future of Veterinary Medicine"
The 2015 AAVMC Annual Conference & Iverson Bell Symposium on "Recruiting and Selecting for the Future of Veterinary Medicine" is shaping up to be an exciting and timely conference. Be sure to register now in order to get the most up-to-date AAVMC data on recruitment, admissions and diversity and projections for the future. Learn about what matters to potential students, what recruitment approaches get results, and more. Register and learn more.

UC Davis Awarded $100 Million to Predict and Prevent Pandemic Threats
(Photo: UC Davis)
The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will receive up to $100 million in grant funds over five years from USAID to continue its work on detecting and responding to emerging disease threats.The grant builds on a previous grant that created PREDICT, a global disease surveillance project that developed emergency response protocols in many high-risk areas around the world. PREDICT's demonstrated effectiveness in combating and responding to threats such as Ebola in the Congo contributed to the university receiving this follow-up grant, which is one of the largest in UC Davis history. Learn more.

Note: The above story is part of a series of stories that the AAVMC highlights in the Vet-Med Educator on a regular basis from member institutions that demonstrate the many benefits of federal investment in schools and colleges of veterinary medicine.
Academic Veterinary Medicine in the News

UM and Tufts Team Up, Trek the Globe to Prevent Pandemics 

Minnesota Daily  

Sacramento BeeVIN

Veterinary Economics Special Report: What Students Learn About Business in Veterinary Education 


Midwestern, Lincoln Granted Provisional Accreditation 

Veterinary Practice News  

Aggie Vets Save Service Dog Who Helped Heal Serviceman 


Hunky Veterinary Students Pose With Animals And It's Pawsitively Adorable 

Huffington Post  

American Dog Rescue Provides Resources For Groundbreaking Canine Neurosurgery At Washington State University Veterinary Hospital 


Zoetis Enhances Veterinary Education in China 

The Pig Site  

Universities Create Antibiotics Task Force 

Hog Farmer 

Stakeholders from Across Animal Ag Industry Represented on Task Force  

interview with Dr. Maccabe on the Southern Farm Network 


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