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AAVMC Changes Its Name Slightly

Say hello to the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges.

AAVMC Changes Its Name Slightly
The AAVMC was chartered in 1966, the same year the federal government passed the Veterinary Medical Education Act.

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges has rearranged three words in its name to become 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,” the organization reported. “In contrast, the former name described the colleges as American-based.”

Still known by the acronym AAVMC, the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges is made up of 55 colleges of veterinary medicine accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education. Twenty-two members are outside the United States, such as the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and Murdoch University in Australia.

“Our international members told us that they wanted us to retain the word ‘American,’ indicating their association with the American accreditation system,” said the AAVMC’s CEO, Andrew T. Maccabe, DVM, MPH, JD. “Because of that preference, the term ‘international’ was not included in the new name, even though institutions from throughout the world are eligible to qualify for membership.”


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