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June 2021 Vet-Med Educator

2020-2021 Annual Data Report Published The number of underrepresented students in veterinary medicine (22.2 percent) is higher than ever before and total enrollment grew by three percent over the year before. Those are just two of the highlights gleaned from the AAVMC’s 2021 Annual Data Report, now available on the AAVMC website. Constructed from the […]

May 2021 Vet-Med Educator

PREP Act Changes Clear the Way for Veterinarians to Contribute to Mass Vaccination Effort AAVMC member institutions have been battling the pandemic since it began. While many of our colleges and schools are providing research and diagnostic support, several are now engaged in an even more “hands-on” effort: assisting with vaccine administration. That opportunity to […]

April 2021 Vet-Med Educator

AAVMC Changing Its Name The AAVMC has changed its name from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges to the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. The wording change, although subtle, now correctly denotes that our international members are part of an American-based association, linked by a common accreditation system. In contrast, the former name […]

March 2021 Vet-Med Educator

AAVMC’s Inaugural Virtual Conference Real Success in Every Respect A record 365 attendees tuned into the AAVMC’s first virtual conference, “Catalyze 2021: Connect and Innovate in the Face of Global Challenges,” March 3-5. 2021. Conference officials noted registrants representing 37 U.S. schools, 20 international schools (including 14 from the University of Seoul in South Korea) […]

February 2021 Vet-Med Educator

AAVMC’s Inaugural Virtual Annual Conference Expected to “Light it Up” Meeting and conference planners are putting the final touches on the first virtual presentation of an AAVMC annual conference: “Catalyze 2021: Connect & Innovate in the Face of Global Challenges.” The meeting will be held March 3-5 from noon through 6 p.m. daily. Originally planned […]

January 2021 Vet-Med Educator

New York Times Best-selling Author Robin DiAngelo to Keynote AAVMC Annual Conference Robin DiAngelo, author of the New York Times best-selling book “White Fragility: Why it’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” will present a keynote address during the AAVMC’s annual conference on March 5 at 3 p.m. DiAngelo, a consultant, educator […]

December Vet-Med Educator

December 2020 Dolmage, Author of “Academic Ableism,” to Address 2021 AAVMC Annual Conference One of the world’s leading experts in disability rights and higher education will present a keynote address during the AAVMC’s 2021 Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, which will be presented as a virtual experience March 3-5, 2021. Dr. Jay Dolmage, a […]

November Vet-Med Educator

November 2020 MIT Leadership Expert Hal Gregersen to Deliver First Conference Keynote Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) leadership expert Hal Gregersen will present the first of three keynote addresses during the AAVMC’s 2021 Annual Conference on March 3, 2021. Ranked as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50 and winner of […]

Vet-Med Educator – October 2020

October 2020 VMCAS Applicant Numbers Soar 19 Percent Year-Over-Year The number of applicants seeking admission to veterinary medical college during the 2020-21 admissions cycle rose an astonishing 19% year-over-year. Preliminary data show that a total of 10,273 applicants submitted applications this year, compared to 8,645 last year. Over the past several years, the number of […]

Vet-Med Educator – September 2020

September 2020 AAVMC Developing Minority-Serving Institution Outreach Program Following action by the Board of Directors, the AAVMC is establishing a working group to consider strategies for improving outreach and collaboration with Minority-Serving Institutions. The AAVMC, which works closely with the Association of Public and Land grant Universities (APLU) on a number of initiatives, is already […]