UVAS initiates process of getting AAVMC accreditation: AAVMC Chief Executive Officer visits UVAS
LAHORE (25-03-19): Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Washington DC USA Chief Executive Officer Dr Andrew T. Maccabe visited the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore on Monday as a first step to initiate process of granting AAVMC accreditation to UVAS.
Dr Andrew T. Maccabe held a meeting with Vice-Chancellor Meritorious Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean Faculty of Veterinary Science Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, senior faculty members and took a round of university departments, labs, library and clinical facilities at City Campus.
The veterinary university already has provisional membership of AAVMC which is a supreme body of veterinary education in the States. According to Dean Veterinary Science Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, AAVMC accreditation will make easy the process of obtaining license for UVAS veterinary graduates to do clinical practice in the United States.
Giving a detailed presentation, the Vice-Chancellor briefed the AAVMC CEO on the university’s academic, research, training and extension programmes and clinical services/facilities. Prof Pasha said the UVAS is one the oldest and best veterinary educational institutions in Asia. UVAS is 3rd top university among public sector universities of Pakistan in Higher Education Commission’s sports ranking while it is among top 10 universities of Pakistan according to the HEC’s overall ranking of Pakistani higher education institutions.
Prof Pasha told the US delegate that focus of the university is on applied research, quality human resource development, knowledge generation and technology transfer. He said that the university is working in close collaboration with the relevant industry and Livestock and Dairy Development Department for quality education, stakeholders’ problem solving and quality services delivery.
Dr Andrew T. Maccabe appreciated the UVAS achievements and its fast growth in a short span of time after getting university status.
Later, Dr Andrew T. Maccabe accompanied by Prof Dr Masood Rabbani visited the Theriogenology Lab, Pathology Lab, Parasitology Lab, Physiology Lab, IVPD Facility, Microbiology Labs, Anatomy and Histology, Meat Technology Departments, Pet Centre, IBBT Labs, Quality Operations Lab, Outdoor Facility, University Diagnostic Lab, Business School and IT Centre.
The AAVMC Executive Director will visit the Ravi Campus of the UVAS at Pattoki on Tuesday.