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WASHINGTON, D.C, June 27, 2022 — James Cook University (JCU) in Queensland, Australia, recently joined the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) as a provisional member.
Provisional membership is available for any college or school of veterinary medicine that grants the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree or equivalent but is not yet accredited by or gained “reasonable assurance” from the Council on Education (COE), which is based in the United States.
“The Discipline of Veterinary Science at James Cook University is excited to be joining the AAVMC family. We look forward to working with this well-respected organisation to achieve the mission of advancing the profession of veterinary medicine across the world,” says Margaret Reilly, Head of Veterinary Science.
JCU is the fifth Australian institution to join the AAVMC. Graduates of JCU practice as veterinarians in Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.
“We’re proud to welcome James Cook University as a member as we continue to expand our international footprint,” said AAAVMC CEO Andrew T. Maccabe. “The AAVMC has grown internationally and includes member institutions from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Each of our members strengthens our impact, enriches our global perspective, and brings the benefit of diverse expertise.”
About the AAVMC
The member institutions of the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) promote and protect the health and wellbeing of people, animals and the environment by advancing the profession of veterinary medicine and preparing new generations of veterinarians to meet the evolving needs of a changing world. Founded in 1966, the AAVMC represents more than 40,000 faculty, staff and students across the global academic veterinary medical community. Our member institutions include Council on Education (COE) accredited veterinary medical colleges and schools in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand as well as departments of veterinary science and departments of comparative medicine in the U.S.