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The Marley Foundation Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program is a 4-year program designed to directly address the veterinary needs of Arizona including veterinarian shortages in rural communities and tribal nations, improving animal and public health, and making Arizona more attractive to animal production, retail, biomedical and bioscience companies.
New veterinary program to fill significant need in Arizona
Thursday, March 17, 2016The new program will allow veterinary students to spend six weeks on-site at the DK Ranch to complete rotations on ranch management, riparian ecosystems, wildlife medicine and management, sustainable land and water management practices, human resources management, community relations, ranch economics, human-animal interdependence, welfare and well-being and public health issues.
Shortage of large animal veterinarians threatens health of Arizona lifestock industry
Monday, March 7, 2016Traditional veterinary medicine for large food animals in rural Arizona has all but vanished, leaving the state’s livestock industry increasingly vulnerable to disease and even death. According to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture Census, more than 1 million food animals are raised within the state’s borders. But there are only 30 USDA-accredited predominantly food animal veterinary practitioners to care for them, 21 of whom reside in a single county. Another nine work across six different counties, leaving eight counties with none.
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University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart announces that the new home for the UA’s School of Veterinary Medicine will be its newest campus: University of Arizona Oro Valley.