Fully accredited

Veterinary school earns high marks in evaluation

The American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education has granted the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts full accreditation for the maximum period of seven years.

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The evaluation report was overwhelmingly positive, and the school earned commendations on all 11 accreditation standards for organization, finances, facilities, clinical resources, library and information resources, students, admissions, faculty, curriculum, research and outcomes assessment.

The reportís recommendations include expediting the planned replacement of the Tufts Ambulatory Farm Clinic in Woodstock, Conn., which provides students practical experience in a setting typical of most large animal practices in New England, and continued expansion of graduate student recruitment.

The veterinary school also received top rankings in a recent study by the Association of American Medical Veterinary Colleges of the nationís 28 veterinary schools, including being ranked number one out of the 28 schools in the mean combined verbal and quantitative GRE scores of the entering class, and the top ranking for the number of graduates matched for internship and residency programs for the last three years.