这些参与包括公告（左起）帕拉古尔德的杰里·米勒博士，芽肯尼迪博士，温泉狄龙Lechak，温泉的奥布里·米勒，小石城的凯瑟琳McGinness，贝茨维尔Caylee麦奎尔，艾伦博士奋斗和， and Dr. Kelly Damphousse.
JONESBORO - 阿肯色州立大学宣布与Adtalem全球教育（NYSE：ATGE）合作协议，探讨建立第一在状态兽医学校的可行性，校长凯利Damphousse周五表示。
Damphousse与教职员会议宣布，该大学正在探索与Adtalem，总部设在芝加哥的全球劳动力解决方案提供商公私合作之前地说，用专业知识教育兽医AVMA认可的标准。 Provost Alan Utter, who will be the lead contact for the 180-day exploration period, briefed the university deans.
“对兽医的需求是显著为更多的家庭享受养宠物的人，和阿肯色州牲畜生产者也承认兽医为大型动物的短缺，” Damphousse说。 “This is a concern that our College of Agriculture faculty and others across the region have expressed to us. I am excited to begin the discussion on our campus. We plan to work closely with veterinarians throughout Arkansas as we move forward in the development of this new college.”
“从实践经验来看，我们知道需要有更多的兽医，尤其是大型动物从业人员，在我们的地区和国家，”动物科学与农业唐纳德博士学院的临时院长教授“芽”肯尼迪说。 “With the current resources that Arkansas State can bring to this process, we believe we can have a tremendous positive impact for the veterinarian profession and our agricultural industry.”
“当芽和我们的前院长蒂姆Burcham首先向我提出了这个想法，我很支持，因为它说明了我们对阿肯色和区域核心任务，” Damphousse说。 “I want to stress that we are at the beginning stages. Along with chairing our Task Force, I have asked Dr. Kennedy to assist with selection of participants and request that they return with a recommendation later this year.”
拟议的兽药计划将每年招收约120名学生班。 Accreditation for any A-State College of Veterinary Medicine would be sought by the university, and graduates would have Arkansas State academic credentials. Adtalem, the parent company of AVMA-accredited Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, would provide expertise related to veterinary program management and accreditation, as well as capital and operating expense funding.
“Adtalem全球教育具有填充关键人力资源需求的历史证明，特别是因为它涉及到兽医专业，”凯西博登荷兰，为Adtalem全球教育医疗及保健集团总裁说。 “Partnering with Arkansas State University is an excellent opportunity to provide an exceptional veterinary education in Arkansas, giving students a pathway to become skilled veterinarians with the support of a well-respected institution of higher education. Adtalem is proud to support this initiative and looks forward to supporting A-State with our academic excellence, operational expertise and employer partnerships and as we move forward in this endeavor.”
该ASU系统也支持加在阿肯色州的程序的。 System President Charles Welch said a veterinary school would positively impact the university and state beyond addressing workforce shortages within the veterinary profession.
“我们看到了与学生的程序，如4-H和全国FFA组织，以及食品安全行动的工作机会，”韦尔奇说。 “It would also complement our agriculture and biotechnology-related programs, the long-standing two-year veterinary technician program at ASU-Beebe and our red wolf conservation efforts.”
The nationwide critical shortage of veterinarians has significantly impacted the availability of animal care across the U.S. Furthermore, in a recent annual report, the Arkansas Farm Bureau emphasized a need specifically for large animal veterinarians and announced its support of a veterinary school in the state of Arkansas.
Adtalem全球教育的目的是使学生实现自己的目标，找到成功，使我们对全球社区鼓舞人心的贡献。 Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, OnCourse Learning, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. For more information, please visit adtalem.com and follow us on Twitter (@adtalemglobal) and LinkedIn.
着眼于它的使命是教育的领导人，增强智力的发展和丰富生活，阿肯色州立大学（A-州）是在中南部进步的催化剂。 Founded in 1909, Arkansas State is the second-largest university in the state, and located near Crowley’s Ridge in Jonesboro. A Research 2 university, A-State hosts the first osteopathic medical school in the state of Arkansas, New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and opened the first U.S.-style residential campus in Mexico, A-State Campus Queretaro, in fall 2017. Through the combination of research and a long tradition of student-friendly instruction, Arkansas State offers more than 150 degree areas of study, including a robust online program, and a diverse student body from across the nation and the world. Among national universities, A-State leads Arkansas in undergraduate teaching and social mobility and is highly ranked in these categories by US News.