As of 2015, Colorado State University, Auburn University, the University of Florida, Purdue University and the University of Georgia maintain veterinary colleges accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as noted on its website. The American Veterinary Medical Association renews accreditation every seven years, and some schools, such as the Western University of Health Sciences, the University of Minnesota and Washington State University, are accredited colleges with deficiencies.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University is the seventh oldest veterinary college in North America, and has graduated more than 6,400 doctors, says its website. The college trains students for careers in research, industrial medicine, academics, and public and private veterinary medicine. The University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine completed a new clinical laboratory in 2015 to provide freshmen and sophomores with a facility where they can acquire technical competence, notes its website. Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine offers programs in comparative pathobiology, basic medical sciences and clinical sciences, according to its website. The clinical sciences department offers graduate degrees.
Requirements for accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association's Council on Education include a four-year curriculum, outcomes assessments, a clear admissions policy, attachment to an accredited institution of higher learning and well-maintained physical facilities, explains its website. Colleges must meet a total of 11 standards, each of which contains well-defined expectations and responsibilities.