CSU, University of Alaska explore new veterinary degree partnership

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CSU, University of Alaska explore new veterinary degree partnership

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Nov 03, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Fairbanks, Alaska — The University of Alaska Fairbanks is one step closer to inking a new partnership to secure its students seats in Colorado State University's veterinary program.

A spokesperson for the University of Alaska told DVM Newsmagazine today that its Board of Regents approved funding for the program. Approval of the new veterinary degree program is expected at the board's December meeting, she adds.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the program would begin as early as 2013. The plan would allow University of Alaska Fairbanks students to complete their first two years of graduate study in Fairbanks before transferring to complete the final two years at Colorado State.

The $400,000 line item approved by the University of Alaska Board of Regents would provide enough funding for 20 veterinary students, according to reports.

In return for its participation, CSU students will have the opportunity to travel to Alaska to study as well.

The program will not be finalized until funding is approved by the state legislature.