Bill of the Week: Utah HB 57

There are currently 28 accredited veterinary schools in the United States.  Utah’s HB 57 would provide for the establishment of a veterinary education program offered by Utah State University in partnership with Washington State University. 

The program would provide that initially, up to 20 Utah resident students and 10 nonresident students may be accepted each year into a four-year program leading to a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine.  Students pursuing a doctoral degree in veterinary medicine would be required to complete the first and second years of study at Utah State University and the third and fourth years of study at Washington State University.  The bill would appropriate $1,700,000 from the General Fund for fiscal year 2011-12 for the implementation of this program.  This bill would become effective on July 1, 2011.

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