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Schools Offering Dissection Alternatives

U.S. Veterinary Medical Schools Offering Alternatives

The following is a compilation of schools that offer alternatives in either some or all of the core or elective courses. For specific details on each school, contact Animalearn.

Alabama
Auburn University Auburn, AL

California
University of California-Davis Davis, CA
Western University of Health Sciences Pomona, CA

Colorado
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO

Florida
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine Gainesville, FL

Georgia
University of Georgia Athens, GA

Iowa
Iowa State University Ames, IA

Illinois
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Urbana, IL

Indiana
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

Kansas
Kansas State University Manhattan, KS

Louisiana
Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA

Massachusetts
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Boston, MA

Michigan
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI

Mississippi
Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS

North Carolina
North Carolina State University - College of Veterinary Medicine Raleigh, NC

Ohio
Ohio State University Columbus, OH

Oregon
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Texas
Texas A&M College of Vesterinary Medicine College Station, TX

Washington
Washington State University Pullman, WA

Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Madison, WI

Highlighted Schools

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine was the first U.S. vet school to eliminate all terminal labs in all species. The belief at Tufts is that while vet students must learn about animals, there is a multitude of ways to learn without the use of terminal animal labs. Instead of using dog labs, Tufts is giving students hands-on experience with their spay/neuter clinic, helping animals instead of sacrificing them. In addition to eliminated dog labs, Tufts instituted an Educational Memorial Program. Tufts procures animal cadavers from animals who have died of or been euthanized due to natural causes rather than purposely killing an animal for educational purposes.

Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine
Click here to read an excerpt from "Compassion and Intellect: The Goals" by Laura Rasmussen, D.V.M., Director, Surgery and Clinical Skills, College of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences.

Medical Schools With No Live Animal Laboratories


Alabama
University of Alabama School of Medicine Birmingham, AL
University of South Alabama College of Medicine Mobile, AL

Arkansas
University of Arkansas College of Medicine Little Rock, AR

California
University of California Davis School of Medicine Sacramento, CA
University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA
University of Southern California School of Medicine Los Angeles, CA

Colorado
University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO

Connecticut
University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CT
Yale University School of Medicine New Haven, CT

Washington, DC
George Washington University School of Medicine Washington, DC
Howard University College of Medicine Washington, DC
Ponce School of Medicine Washington, DC

Florida
University of Florida College of Medicine Tampa, FL
University of Miami School of Medicine Coral Gables, FL
University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, CA

Georgia
Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine Augusta, GA
Mercer University School of Medicine Macon, GA
Morehouse School of Medicine Atlanta, GA

Hawaii
University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Honolulu, HI

Iowa
University of Iowa College of Medicine Iowa City, IA

Illinois
Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine Maywood, IL
Northwestern University Medical College Chicago, IL
Rush Medical College of Rush University Chicago, IL
Southern Illinois School of Medicine Springfield, IL
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Chicago, IL
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria Peoria, IL
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford Rockford, IL

Indiana
Indiana University School of Medicine Indianapolis, IN

Kansas
University of Kansas School of Medicine Kansas City, KS

Kentucky
University of Louisville School of Medicine Louisville, KY

Louisiana
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport Shreveport, LA
Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA

Massachusetts
Boston University School of Medicine Boston, MA
Harvard Medical School Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA

Maryland
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Baltimore, MD

Michigan
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine East Lansing, MI
University of Michigan Medical School Ann Arbor, MI
Wayne State University School of Medicine Detroit, MI

Minnesota
Mayo Medical School Rochester, MN
University of Minnestota medical School at Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN

Missouri
University of Missouri at Columbia School of Medicine Columbia, MO
Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, MO

North Carolina
Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC
East Carolina University School of Medicine Greenville, NC
Wake Forest University School of Medicine Winston-Salem, NC

North Dakota
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Grand Forks, ND

Nebraska
Creighton University School of Medicine Omaha, NE

New Hampshire
Dartmouth Medical School Lebanon, NH

New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School Newark, New Jersey
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ

New York
Albany Medical College Albany, NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University New York, NY
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons New York, NY
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences Buffalo, NY
State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY
State University of New York at Syracuse College of Medicine Syracuse, NY

Ohio
Medical College of Ohio Toledo, OH
Ohio State University College of Medicine Columbus, OH
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Cincinnati, OH
Wright State University School of Medicine Dayton, OH

Oklahoma
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Oklahoma City, OK

Pennsylvania
Hahnemann University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia, PA
Temple University School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA

Puerto Rico
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine Bayamon, PR
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine San Juan, PR

South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina college of Medicine Charleston, SC

South Dakota
University of South Dakota School of Medicine Vermillion, SD

Tennessee
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, TN

Texas
Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX
Texas A & M University of Health Sciences College Station, TX
Texas Tech University School of Medicine Lubbock, TX
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Dallas, TX
University of Texas Medical School at Galveston Galveston, TX
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio San Antonio, TX

Utah
University of Utah School of Medicine Salt Lake City, UT

Virgina
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, VA
University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, VA

Vermont
University of Vermont College of Medicine Burlington, VT

Washington
University of Washington School of Medicine Seattle, WA

West Virginia
Marshall University School of Medicine Huntington, WV
West Virginia University School of Medicine Morgantown, WV