Outside perspective

“I first became familiar with Berry during my tenure as a faculty member and dean of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In that role, I could not help but take note of how well qualified and prepared the students from Berry were when they enrolled in veterinary college. Talking to colleagues at other veterinary schools, I found that others shared that high opinion.

“The academic preparation of these students is exceptional – a product of years of 1-to-1 interaction with Berry faculty – but what really sets them apart is their work ethic. They have obviously learned by doing through the many work experiences available at Berry’s animal facilities. Berry students develop an appreciation for the value of hard work, and the experiences they gain in the classrooms, laboratories and work-study opportunities prepare them well for the challenges of veterinary school. Berry students also collaborate well with others, which is a skill so critical in leading and managing a veterinary medical health care team.”

Dr. Sheila Allen
Senior Accreditation Advisor, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges
Retired Dean, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine
Berry College Trustee