Vital Signs: February 2014

Vol. 3, Issue 2

Dean Cyril Clarke

Student and Admissions Successes

Dear friends and colleagues,

I was recently informed that 100 percent of the Class of 2014 passed the NAVLE on their first attempt in December. This is a notable accomplishment and speaks to the preparation of our students and the commitment of our faculty and staff to effective instruction. Well done!

This good news comes on the heels of another successful admissions application cycle. Over 1,400 students applied for admission to the DVM Class of 2018, which places the college among those that have the largest applicant pools in North America. Considering also the success achieved last year in matriculating a class that better represents the diversity of the communities we serve, it is clear that our recruitment efforts and admissions procedures are working.

We would not be able to graduate veterinarians who are competent, confident, and practice-ready without the experiential learning opportunities provided by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Thanks to the hard work of our clinical and diagnostic faculty and staff, and the support of referring veterinarians, our case submissions increased overall by 24 percent last year. This means that the proportional increase in caseload over the last five years far exceeds the corresponding increase in student enrollment.

These successes collectively demonstrate our commitment to maintaining and further developing a high-quality educational program that meets the aspirations of our talented students.

Dr. Cyril Clarke, Dean

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