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A review recently conducted by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) revealed that the American Veterinary Medical Association(AVMA) Council on Education (COE) was given a clean review.
With a history of accrediting vet schools nationwide for several decades, the CHEA accredits all 28 veterinary schools in the United States along with 17 foreign schools. The AVMA-COE recognition by CHEA was given without deficiencies, indicating there were no areas of concern.
David Granstrom, director of the AVMA Education and Research Division, shared, “This was a very thorough, completely independent, third-party review that included a site visit to observe the Council in action. The CHEA recognition process is transparent and specifically designed to assure the public and the profession that the accrediting agency, in this case the COE, has effective policies and procedures and actually follows them.  The COE submits to CHEA recognition voluntarily as part of its program of continuous improvement.”
The entire process to be recognized by the CHEA takes approximately a year and it was concluded that “the COE is in full compliance with all criteria and recommended that the COE be recognized for up to ten years, the maximum length of recognition.”
As an independent nongovernmental, nonprofit organization granting formal recognition to accreditation bodies for higher education, the AVMA-COE has earned CHEA’s recognition nonstop for over 50 years.
The AVMA was founded in 1863 and is considered one of the largest and oldest veterinary medical organizations on the planet. They have over 82,500 member veterinarians involved.
For more about AVMA, visit www.avma.org.
The official website of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation  is www.chea.org.

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