In the News | UArizona News Highlights First Graduating Class

Aug. 18, 2023
Veterinary students at a live dog lab.

Miles Fujimoto

This excerpt was taken from University of Arizona News.

The first University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine class is set to graduate next week. President Robert C. Robbins will confer 106 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees on Aug. 24.

The state's first and only public veterinary medicine program, launched in 2020, is unique in that the curriculum spans three years, unlike most traditional veterinary degree programs in the U.S., which are four years. The program design allows students to enter the workforce one year sooner.

Another distinct aspect of the program is that students interact with live animals from the very beginning, unlike conventional four-year programs, in which students often don't touch animals until their third year. This active-learning model gives students real-world experience in veterinary medicine from day one.

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