About the School (SVM)

The Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is an integral, yet fully self-contained unit, of the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health(CVMNAH). It has a proud history of scientific accomplishments. Furthermore, the School epitomizes diversity by supporting an academic environment populated by scholars, both students and faculty, who represent a broad spectrum of socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.In 1995, the School's programs, personnel, facilities and financial resources were reviewed by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education (AVMA-COE) and full accreditation was granted. Subsequent to that accreditation site visit, major efforts have been directed toward further strengthening the School’s instructional, research, and service programs as well as its financial stability. These efforts are described in the following self-evaluation report, which was prepared according to current AVMA-COE standards.Over the past several years, the School has created a strong and strategic infrastructure of administrative and academic resources that are geared toward promotion of a first rate veterinary educational program. The School has a truly diverse faculty, staff and students with a commitment to excellence in learning/teaching, research and service. The School’s commitment to veterinary service with emphasis on limited resource farmers is unique and far-reaching in its impact. The infrastructure that has been created to advance biomedical research and the fuller use of information technology throughout the veterinary medical enterprise is of the highest order. Collaboration with governmental agencies, the private sector and across disciplines, both within Tuskegee University and with other universities, is growing. With a newly established Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, emphasis on veterinary ethics in every dimension of the School’s academic and research endeavors will expand. At the dawn of the new millennium, with a strong organizational and strategic plan in place, the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is well prepared for the challenges of the new century.