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Rowan to open 1st veterinary school in N.J.; sets start for fall 2025

Linda Lindner | ROI-NJ

Looking to fill a national demand for veterinarians, veterinary specialists and skilled technicians, Rowan University announced it is establishing the first school of veterinary medicine in New Jersey — and just the 34th in the country.

The Rowan University School of Veterinary Medicine will offer the state’s first Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, as well as additional degrees and training programs designed to shape the future of veterinary medicine and animal health care in the state.

Rowan officials said they plan to welcome an inaugural class of 60 students in fall 2025, pending approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education.

Dr. Matthew C. Edson, the founder and owner of Rancocas Veterinary Associates, was appointed as the founding dean June 1.

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s primary academic and clinical facility will be located on the campus of Rowan College of South Jersey in Sewell, near the new Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine facility.

Designs for a 100,000-square-foot veterinary medical complex are underway and will include academic classrooms, diagnostic and teaching laboratories, a teaching hospital and administrative and faculty offices. The teaching hospital will provide core experiential learning to students. It also will offer animal health care services to the public, as well as specialty referral and diagnostic services to veterinary practices in the region.

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