Clinical Site Criteria

  • No veterinary board sanctions against practicing clinicians
  • Meets all safety standards for imaging, DEA, fire, OSHA, MSDS …
  • On-site subject matter experts in the area of specialty of the site; these may be specialty college diplomates, or American Board of Veterinary Practitioners diplomates, or individuals recognized as expert by peers in the discipline of interest (including general practitioners)
  • Adequate caseload for a rich and varied clinical education experience
  • Presence of reference resources (may be provided by LMU-CVM)
  • Physical facilities in compliance with Essential (Standard) 3. Physical Facilities and Equipment of the Council on Education of the AVMA
  • A clinical pathology laboratory on site or accessible
  • Diagnostic instrumentation and nursing care for in-patients available in accordance with accepted standard of care
  • Necropsies capabilities available or accessible
  • Comprehensive and retrievable medical records to support teaching, research and service programs of the College
  • Provision for student interaction and discussion in the work-up of patients, including physical diagnosis, diagnostic problem-oriented decision making and case management decisions.
  • Presence of an environment that promotes life-long learning
  • Presence of an environment that allows supervision and monitoring of the student’s educational experience by the CVM and feedback on student assessment
  • Presence of a conference room or office area for small-group learning sessions on-site
  • Wireless internet accessibility