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Tuskegee University


Office of Veterinary Admissions and Recruitment
Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Telephone: (334) 727-8460
Website:
www.onemedicine.tuskegee.edu

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Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, a city of about 13,000. Tuskegee is 40 miles east of the state of Alabama, Capi­tol city, Montgomery, and twenty miles west of the city of Auburn. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Summers are hot with moderate to mild humidity, and winters are moderate. Its recreational facilities, lakes, and parks can be enjoyed throughout the year-round. Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, a city of about 13,000. Tuskegee is 40 miles east of the state of Alabama, Capi­tol city, Montgomery, and twenty miles west of the city of Auburn. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Summers are hot with moderate to mild humidity, and winters are moderate. Its recreational facilities, lakes, and parks can be enjoyed throughout the year-round.

Over the past 125 years and still today, since it was founded by Booker T. Wash­ington in 1881, Tuskegee University (HBCU) has be­come one of our nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it fo­cuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African-American community, it is open to all. Over the past 125 years and still today, since it was founded by Booker T. Wash­ington in 1881, Tuskegee University (HBCU) has be­come one of our nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it fo­cuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African-American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee’s mission has always been to provide ser­vice to people in addition to education. The University stresses the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind. Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approxi­mately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical fa­cilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus consisting of more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry, and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million. The campus has also been declared a historical site by the United States De­partment of the Interior. Tuskegee’s mission has always been to provide ser­vice to people in addition to education. The University stresses the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind. Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approxi­mately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical fa­cilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus consisting of more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry, and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million. The campus has also been declared a historical site by the United States De­partment of the Interior.

Historically, Tuskegee University School of Veteri­nary Medicine (TUSVM) was established in 1945 for the training of African-Americans during a time when few had the opportunity to study veterinary medicine because of segregation and other racial impediments. Historically, Tuskegee University School of Veteri­nary Medicine (TUSVM) was established in 1945 for the training of African-Americans during a time when few had the opportunity to study veterinary medicine because of segregation and other racial impediments.

In 1945, the United States had only 10 schools of veterinary medicine and it is estimated that fewer than five African Americans were located in the southern states. TUSVM graduated its first class of fully quali­fied veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African-American veterinarians in the United States. In 1945, the United States had only 10 schools of veterinary medicine and it is estimated that fewer than five African Americans were located in the southern states. TUSVM graduated its first class of fully quali­fied veterinarians in 1949. Since then, it has graduated more than 70% of the African-American veterinarians in the United States.

Today, TUSVM is one of 28 Schools/Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. However, it is the only one in the U.S. that is fully integrated, serving African-Americans, Caucasian students, His­panics, Asians, Native Americans and international students. TUSVM is the most racially, 125 ethnically, and culturally diverse school of veterinary medicine in North America. Today, TUSVM is one of 28 Schools/Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States. However, it is the only one in the U.S. that is fully integrated, serving African-Americans, Caucasian students, His­panics, Asians, Native Americans and international students. TUSVM is the most racially, 125 ethnically, and culturally diverse school of veterinary medicine in North America.

Also, TUSVM’s graduates have excelled in private clinical practice, in public practice such as in the gov­ernment, in the military, and in corporations such as the pharmaceutical industry. They hold key leadership positions in the government, military, academia, and in the international arena. Also, TUSVM’s graduates have excelled in private clinical practice, in public practice such as in the gov­ernment, in the military, and in corporations such as the pharmaceutical industry. They hold key leadership positions in the government, military, academia, and in the international arena.

Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medi­cal Association (AVMA) and its Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospi­tal Association (AAHA). Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medi­cal Association (AVMA) and its Veterinary Teaching Hospital is accredited by the American Animal Hospi­tal Association (AAHA).


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