Animal systems

UA's New DVM Program: A Q&A with the Planning Team

Arizona's students will soon have more choices when it comes to pursuing a career in veterinary medicine while minimizing educational debt. University of Arizona and UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences faculty are planning a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program (link:, slated to open in August 2016. Applications for the 2016-17 academic year will be accepted once the university receives a Letter of Reasonable Assurance of Accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

UA Dedicates New School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

The University of Arizona has established a new School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences that will bring together teaching, research and extension resources from across the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to focus on animal health, growth, nutrition and disease, and human health challenges facing Arizona and the global community.

The UA Faculty Senate approved the creation of the new school on March 4, and it was formally dedicated during a ceremony last week.

UA Partners with Saudi Arabia to Create Sustainable Farming Systems

Food, clean water and energy – our planet is challenged to meet these basic needs, especially in the harshest environments.

To help solve these global problems, faculty members from the University of Arizona College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are teaming up with partners at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, or KAUST, on the Red Sea Coast, north of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Squirrel Power!

Some say the world will end in fire. Some say ice. Some say coordinated kamikaze attacks on the power grid by squirrels.

At least, some have been saying that to me, when they find out I've spent the summer keeping track of power outages caused by squirrels.


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