The Professional DVM Program focused on advanced training of
students in core competencies of veterinary medicine and
For the class enrolled in Fall 2014 (Class of 2018); M/F =
21/79%. The age range of the class is 21-41 years with several
second career individuals. The Texas A&M class has 21%
underrepresented minority (URM) students, the highest percentage in
historical memory. URMs at our peers: PEER 1 = 23%, PEER 2 = 18%,
and PEER 3 = 31%.
Hispanics are the largest proportion (60%) of the URMs in the
class, representing nearly 13% of the class. This is the largest
number of Hispanic students in a DVM class in the U.S.: PEER 1 =
4.3%, PEER 2 = 10%, and PEER 3 = 11.3%.
* The current class ranks 5/30 in the U.S. for URMs. This is up
from 7th in 2013 and tied for 10th with 4 other schools in 2012.
The average URM population in the entering class across the U.S. is
Data Engagement: Not only have we focused on increasing URM
representation, we have continued to work hard on other attributes
including accepting students with visible and invisible
disabilities into the Professional DVM Program. Physical
accommodations were made in several classrooms, and one additional
gender-neutral restroom was added for a total of ten throughout the
CVM. Special attention was given to these issues in the new
education complex due to open in 2016. We have worked to expose the
DVM students to individuals with a variety of special needs so that
they are fully prepared to serve society. For the second year at
the CVM Open House, pre-opening guided tours were provided for
special needs children and their families. An ASL interpreter was
also provided at this student-run event. A required rotation at the
Houston SPCA ensures that each of our students address animal
welfare, socioeconomic, and legal issues related to working within
a diverse population in the fourth largest city in the U.S. Over
the past year, student leadership positions have included the
national president of SAVMA, an AVMA Governmental Relations intern,
an AVMA Congressional Fellow, and a Marshall Scholarship winner.
The AAVMC has a Director for Diversity who advises our students and
administration on best practices and collaborative events.
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