First Arizona-Trained Veterinarians Graduate From Midwestern University
June 22, 2018
On May 30, the first class of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) trained in the state of Arizona received their diplomas at commencement ceremonies held at the Midwestern University Glendale Campus.
Graduating students from the inaugural Class of 2018 at Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), which offers Arizona’s only four-year doctorate program for veterinary healthcare, will embark on their careers as Doctors of Veterinary Medicine in small and mixed animal healthcare, equine practice, food animal practice, laboratory animal medicine, pathology, and public health, as well as specialties such as neurology, surgery, internal medicine, and others. Over a quarter of the graduating class will be taking positions in rural areas across the nation, helping to address shortages in veterinary health services. Twenty-three percent of the graduates will be remaining in Arizona to practice.
The CVM Class of 2018 is “day one ready.” Beginning with hands-on practical experience with animals under faculty supervision in their first two years of study, CVM students spent their third and fourth years in clinical environments at the Midwestern University Animal Health Institute. The Animal Health Institute includes the Companion Animal Clinic, the Equine and Bovine Center, and the Diagnostic Pathology Center, which provide opportunities in patient care and diagnostic science, as well as the Midwestern University Mobile Clinic, which provides off-site services to underserved areas around the state.
For more information about Arizona’s newest veterinarians, view our CVM Class of 2018 Key Facts.