Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine in Glendale, Ariz. plans to welcome its first class of 100 veterinary students in 2014. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education sent the college a "Letter of Reasonable Assurance" on May 31, 2013, signifying the college is prepared to meet AVMA standards for accreditation and allowing it to begin recruiting students to pursue Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees. The University officially announced plans for the new College on March 7th, 2012.

The school will become the first in Arizona offering the DVM degree and the 29th accredited veterinary school in the United States. The program will be eligible for provisional accreditation in 2014 and full accreditation in 2018, when the first class of veterinary students completes their program

Midwestern University has committed over $100 million toward the new college's physical facilities, including an academic building, a large-animal teaching facility, and a small animal clinic. Construction commenced earlier this year.

For more information about the program, visit Midwestern University's website.