School of Veterinary Medicine
School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM)
The primary mission of the School of Veterinary Medicine is to provide
an environment that nurtures and promotes a spirit of active,
independent and self-directed learning, teaching, research and service
in veterinary medicine and related disciplines. The school recognizes
those values and attributes that promote caring for animals and members
of society yet, it is cognizant of the rapid advances in biomedical
knowledge and technology. Veterinary graduates are instilled with a firm
knowledge of basic concepts, principles and associated facts which can
be applied to public service.
The School of Veterinary Medicine was
established in 1945 and was first accredited by the Council on Education
of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1949. A
professional four-year course leading to the Doctor of Veterinary
Medicine (D.V.M.) degree was begun with the entering class in September
of 1945; the first class graduated in 1949. A graduate program was
organized in August, 1971.Tuskegee University veterinary alumni work in
more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and in several foreign
The school has graduated approximately 70 percent of the
nations black veterinarians and approximately 92 percent of
veterinarians from other countries who have studied in the United States
for the professional degree.Since 1949, the school has been designated
as a regional institution serving the several cooperating states
associated with the Southern Regional Educational Board to provide
training in veterinary medicine for students of the southern region.
States, territories and countries not included in the regional plan
program that have contractual agreements with the School of Veterinary
Medicine for training are: New Jersey, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Haiti, and
the U. S. Virgin Islands.
Online Admissions Form for the School of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health
The accrediting agency for Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the United States is the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE). After the site visit in October of 2013, the COE placed Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (TUSVM) on probationary status.The next focused site visit is scheduled for January 2016.
The TUSVM is taking immediate steps to develop a plan to address the reported deficiencies and move toward full accreditation. It is important to understand that the current status of accreditation has no impact on the quality of the educational programs for our students.
The COE requires that all accredited Schools and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine publish their average pass rate for the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE). The pass rate required by the COE is 80% on the NAVLE. The TUSVM average pass rate for the past 8 years is 90%..