College of Veterinary Medicine Receives Full Accreditation

April 18, 2018

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University has received Accredited status from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE).

Every seven years, Iowa State undergoes an extensive review of its facilities and programs and is assessed on 11 standards including organization, finances, physical facilities and equipment, clinical resources, information resources, students, admission, faculty, curriculum, research programs, and outcomes assessment.

“The rigorous accreditation process caused us to look closely at our teaching program,” said Dr. Pat Halbur, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Interim Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “I am extremely proud and appreciative of the time and effort put forth by our faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends in preparing for and successfully executing the site visit.”

The AVMA COE conducted a review of Iowa State’s College of Veterinary Medicine and also evaluated the University of Nebraska-Lincoln veterinary program and the college’s various affiliate facilities last fall.  

“Full accreditation by the COE is further indication of the outstanding quality of an Iowa State DVM degree,” Halbur said.

Full accreditation has been granted to the college for a period of up to seven years.

Dr. Pat Halbur, Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Interim Dean of Veterinary Medicine, 515-294-9860
Dave Gieseke, College of Veterinary Medicine Communications, 515-294-4257