ABOR approves funding to study possible University of Arizona veterinary program

The University of Arizona is one step closer to starting a veterinary program.

The Arizona Board of Regents approved its request for $3 million to study the possibility of starting a veterinary program in Tucson that eventually would serve 100 students.

The request was part of a fiscal 2014 state operating budget base funding request of $81.9 million for the three state universities.

The budget requests will be submitted to the governor on Oct. 1. Ultimately, it will need to be approved by the Arizona Legislature.

Two months ago, the faculty of the UA’s department of animal sciences and department of veterinary science and microbiology unanimously voted in favor of the creation of a School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences.

It would be housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and would likely house the proposed Arizona Veterinary Medical Education program.

Read more from this September 28 Phoenix Business Journal article at the link below.

Date released: 
Sep 28 2012
Contact: 
Shane Burgess