UA's Vet Med to Meet Critical Need

Sept. 30, 2015

The new home for the University of Arizona’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree program will be its newest campus: UA Oro Valley.

The campus, near the intersection of Oracle Road and Hanley Boulevard, also will support a new UA initiative tied to One Health, a worldwide effort to address disease threats to humans and animals simultaneously and improve the health of both populations. The UA will use supercomputer-driven predictive analytics to detect and diagnose emerging threats to human health.

The innovative Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program is expected to save Arizona students and families up to a quarter of a million dollars in tuition compared to any other program they could choose. It is much needed in the state, according to Dr. Michael Ames, a veterinarian and UA alumnus from Douglas, Arizona.