Bentz Whaley Flessner

As the fall semester begins, the University of Arizona is getting a huge gift for the state’s first public veterinary medical and surgical program to train Doctors of Veterinary Medicine, which is set to launch a year from now.

A $9 million donation is coming from the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation.

The UA College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has been developing the program.  The American Veterinary Medical Association paid a visit in January, and it will visit again soon to accredit the university’s program.

“This program is incredibly important to Arizona and I thank the Kemper and Ethel Marley Foundation for their generous support,” said UA president Ann Weaver Hart in a press release. “This innovative program will help the UA to meet a critical need for veterinarians throughout Arizona, and provide a vital talent base for the state’s growing workforce needs.”

Full article text available via Tuscon News Now, 8/21/2014.

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