FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON, D.C., July 23, 2014 –
veterinary college in the world, VetAgro Sup at the University of Lyon in
France, has joined the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
at the University of Lyon is a wonderful addition to our association,” said
AAVMC Executive Director Dr. Andrew Maccabe. “As the first veterinary college
in the world, they have a storied and venerable history, as well as a valued
international perspective that will bring even more richness and scope to our
colleges and schools must be accredited by the Council on Education (COE) to
become voting AAVMC members. VetAgro Sup-Lyon France recently became accredited
and, therefore, eligible to join the AAVMC.
International member Institution, VetAgro Sup will enjoy the benefits of full
voting rights and a voice in the affairs of the association as specified in the
association’s bylaws, eligibility to join the Veterinary Medical College
Application Service (VMCAS), and the opportunity to participate in many
innovative programs and services relevant to academic veterinary medicine.
VetAgro Sup also
becomes eligible to use VMCAS, the AAVMC’s application service that aspiring veterinary
medical students use to apply to most veterinary medical schools that are
accredited by the AVMA. VMCAS collects, processes, and submits application
materials to the veterinary medical schools and responds to inquiries about the
application process from applicants, advisors, parents, and schools.
also has electronic evaluation and submission capability and serves as a social
media hub via Facebook where applicants can ask questions, interact, and obtain
updates. The VMCAS application cycle for prospective students seeking admission
to veterinary college during fall 2015 began June 5.
Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is a nonprofit
membership organization working to protect and improve the health and welfare
of animals, people and the environment by advancing academic veterinary
medicine. Members include all 35 veterinary medical colleges in the United
States and Canada, eight departments of veterinary science, seven departments
of comparative medicine, 14 international colleges of veterinary medicine, and
six affiliate colleges of veterinary medicine.
AAVMC MEDIA CONTACTS:
Jeanne Johnson or Jeff Douglas
Phone: 202/371-9195, x144