College of Veterinary Medicine

Clemson’s College of Veterinary Medicine becomes COWBEL CORE member


The Consortium of Workplace Based Education and Learning (COWBEL) named Clemson University’s College of Veterinary Medicine the most recent academic institution to join as a CORE member. COWBEL comprises a group of international veterinary colleges and universities providing students with real-world clinical learning opportunities.

A CORE membership category includes veterinary professional programs where most clinical education occurs in a workplace-based, community-based, distributed model.

COWBEL’s vision is to educate the veterinary community regarding the benefits of using a workplace based or distributed model of education to prepare new veterinary graduates. 

Clemson’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s model of clinical learning will leverage state partnerships with industry and clinical enterprises. The University will construct the main teaching buildings and labs and will partner with private clinics for clinical experience. This model is estimated to save more than $350 million in capital costs and $60 million in operating costs.