April 25, 2018
AMES, Iowa – The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University has signed two memorandums of agreement with the National Chung-Hsing University (NCHU) College of Veterinary Medicine in Taiwan, Republic of China.
One agreement will establish a collaborative Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program with the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCHU and the other will establish a clinical Master of Science (MS) degree. For the clinical MS degree, veterinary students at NCHU will attend Iowa State after their fourth year at NCHU and join the graduate program in either the Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine or the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences for two to three years.
For the DVM program, selected students from NCHU will attend Iowa State after their second year in the veterinary program at NCHU and will attend Iowa State for one year of additional undergraduate training before matriculating into the four-year DVM program at Iowa State.
“These programs will establish a means of recruitment of outstanding international students to our graduate and professional programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine,” said Dr. Pat Halbur, the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Interim Dean of Veterinary Medicine. “At the same time, it will fill a major need in Taiwan for more advanced training in veterinary medicine and clinical research.”
Iowa State plans to enroll the first four NCHU students into the program for fall 2018 classes.
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