uCalgary veterinary school awarded accreditation

October 31, 2012

The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have granted the University of Calgary's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine full accreditation for the next 7 years. New veterinary schools are first granted provisional accreditation, which allows them to launch their programs. Under these rules, uCalgary's veterinary medicine program received provisional accreditation in September 2008. When a veterinary school graduates its first class, as uCalgary did this past May, it becomes eligible for full accreditation. Not all veterinary programs eligible for full accreditation get it on their first application; in uCalgary's case, its veterinary medicine program earned the highest level of approval during its first opportunity to apply for full accreditation. UToday