Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School
Midwestern University in Glendale will break ground on the state’s first veterinary school. This new facility located at 57th Ave and Utopia, will be directly across from the main campus which includes College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, College of Optometry and College of Dental Medicine. The new school will house a 76,000 square foot academic building, a 50,000 square foot large animal teaching facility and a 100,000 square foot small animal clinical building.
According to Michelle Rider, president and CEO of Westmarc, “It brings some prestige to the university, to the city of Glendale and to the West Valley.” Westmarc is an organization designed to promote and expand businesses in the West Valley. Rider said, “In the big picture, this helps enhance the perception of the West Valley.”
The Glendale Arizona campus was founded in 1995 and in that year the College of Osteopathic Medicine began, followed by the College of Health Sciences and then the College of Pharmacy in 1998. Today the campus which sits on 135 acres has buildings that provide for academic classrooms, state of the art labs, student housing and on-campus clinics. Arizona’s 1st Veterinary School will accept its first class of 100 students in 2014.