Hills Pet Nutrition to Fund Vet School Renovation

It was announced this week that Hill’s Pet Nutrition has donated a significant amount to Kansas State University’s vet school to fund a major renovation.  The value of the donation has not been disclosed, but various outlets have reported that it is the largest corporate gift in the college’s history. Kansas

Recent Colorado Veterinary Grads Eligible for $70K Awards

To address a shortage of rural veterinarians, the state of Colorado has implemented its Veterinary Education Loan Repayment Program (VELRP) that awards up to $70,000 to each recipient over a four year period.  Up to four recipients will be selected each year, and applications for the initial round of awards

Colorado State University to Expand Veterinary Campus

The Colorado State University Board of Governors approved the addition of a 12,150 square foot facility to the veterinary campus this week, as reported by The Coloradoan.  The South Campus Animal Research Facility project will house animals under the care of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Pre-Surgical Research Laboratory, the

PetSmart Charities to Fund Scholarships at 21 Vet Schools

PetSmart Charities has announced that it has earmarked more than $500,000 in scholarship funds for students attending 21 North American veterinary programs.  PetSmart hopes that the scholarships will boost student interest in shelter medicine and the human-animal bond.  Since 2015, the nonprofit group has awarded more than $6 million in

Ross University Upgrades Veterinary Facilities

The recent trend of veterinary schools revamping their facilities has continued with Ross University (in the Caribbean) announcing the completion of a major addition.  The Research and Pathology Building is a 19,000 square foot research facility with a $10.5 million price tag. The new facility will allow students and faculty to

Long Island University Adds Veterinary Technology Program

Long Island University has announced that in addition to its plans to open a new college of veterinary medicine in 2019, the institution is adding a new four-year veterinary technology program for the Fall 2018 semester.  The veterinary technology program is the first four-year program to be offered on Long

Vet School Cost Comparison Tool Updated for 2018

If you’re serious about going to vet school (and being able to afford it), you should definitely take advantage of the Cost Comparison Tool provided by the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.  Now in its third year and refreshed with 2018 data, the CCT is a web-based application with

New Vet School Coming to Metropolitan New York Area

The state of New York has announced that it will partially fund the establishment of a school of veterinary medicine at Long Island University.  There has never been a veterinary program in the New York metropolitan area, though the highly regarded program at Cornell University (about a four hour drive

New Vet School at Texas Tech Moves Forward

Texas Tech’s plan to build the nation’s 31st veterinary school made a critical step forward last week, as the Amarillo City Council approved a measure to fund up to $69 million for its construction—a significant portion of the $90 million required.  Once construction is complete, Texas Tech will have the

Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship Announced

The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association has announced that applications are currently being accepted for the Compassionate Care Veterinary Student Scholarship.  This award, established in 2016, is intended for vet students who are interested in animal welfare issues and have actively pursued this interest through volunteer work.  The first place