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The Teaching Academy
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Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

In 2011, the deans of five west region colleges of veterinary medicine came together to discuss ways in which their colleges might effectively collaborate to address important issues faced by the profession and the colleges. The result was formation of the Consortium of West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Recognizing that improving educational practices was a primary shared concern, the deans and their representatives chose establishment and support of a Regional Teaching Academy as the first initiative of the new consortium.

The Academy has 43 members from five west region colleges of veterinary medicine, these include: Colorado State University, Oregon State University, University of California - Davis, Washington State University, and Western University of Health Sciences. Academy members represent several unique areas --Pathology, Neuroscience, Communication, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Physiology, Surgery, Immunology, Epidemiology, Toxicology, and Molecular Biosciences. The membership ranges from assistant to full professor, and includes department chairs, associate deans, directors, and clinical faculty.


The mission of the Regional Teaching Academy is to ensure that the members of the consortium collaborate to develop, implement, and sustain the best practices in veterinary medical and biomedical education in our colleges, and to establish veterinary medical educator/biomedical educator as a valued career track. Through these efforts we hope to meet the needs of society and the profession.


2013 Summer Conference:




Additional Information:

The Teaching Academy Bylaws Press Release #1 - Feb. 2, 2012 Press Release #2 - April 20, 2012

The Teaching Academy of the Consortium of the West Region Colleges of Veterinary Medicine is proud to acknowledge its corporate sponsor:  

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