UA's Vet Med to Meet Critical Need

Sept. 30, 2015

University Of Arizona Veterinary Medicine Program

The new home for the University of Arizona’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program will be its newest campus: UA Oro Valley.

The campus, near the intersection of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard, also will support a new UA initiative tied to One Health, a worldwide effort to address disease threats to humans and animals simultaneously and improve the health of both populations. The UA will use supercomputer-driven predictive analytics to detect and diagnose emerging threats to human health.

The innovative Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is expected to save Arizona students and families up to a quarter of a million dollars in tuition compared to any other program they could choose. It is much needed in the state, according to Dr. Michael Ames, a veterinarian and UA alumnus from Douglas, Arizona.