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Comments on foreign veterinary school accreditation

In regard to the May 15, 2010, JAVMA News article “Speaking different languages,”1 I believe that accreditation of US veterinary schools should be done by an independent body. The AVMA Council on Education could maintain this function but should do so as a stand-alone entity, unaffiliated with the AVMA. In addition, there should be a separate, independent organization that reviews foreign graduates, just as the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates does so today.

The precedent for this is already set by medical schools. The Association of American Medical Colleges