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Pima Medical Institute Rescues Former Anthem College Veterinary Technology Students

Posted: September 25, 2014 by Elizabeth Baker

Phoenix (Sept. 25, 2014) – Pima Medical Institute is pleased to announce it will help more than 120 former Anthem College students complete their veterinary technology associate degrees starting next month.

Anthem College officially closed on Aug. 29 due to bankruptcy, leaving its veterinary technology students with few options for degree completion. The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education inquired with Pima Medical Institute on its ability to teach-out the students so that they could graduate. And, as a result, has been granted approval from the Arizona Board, the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and the U.S. Department of Education.

“The Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education appreciates Pima Medical Institute in all of its efforts in providing the teach-out of the former students of Anthem College enrolled in the veterinary technology program,” said Executive Director of the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, Teri Stanfill. “The board’s primary purpose is protecting Arizona students and in working with Pima Medical Institute’s willingness to secure a new location, the hiring of the students’ former instructors and providing new and updated equipment, the students will now be able to complete their education.”

Students will return with their fellow classmates as well as a familiar campus that has been enhanced with new flooring, paint, furniture and equipment. Pima Medical Institute has also retained several of the faculty, staff and administration.

Several of Anthem’s veterinary technician instructors, the program director, financial aid officers, career services coordinator and campus director will remain at the school and will be able to help students navigate the process of becoming Pima Medical Institute students and completing their degrees.

“We’re working feverishly to have everything ready for students when they return. We’re extremely excited to offer former Anthem students the best of both the Anthem program and Pima's program,” said Pima Medical Institute President and Chief Operating Officer, Fred Freedman. “Once students graduate, we will provide placement assistance, credentialing reimbursement and ongoing support. We are hopeful to eventually offer many of the health sciences programs in central Phoenix that Pima offers in other metropolitan areas."

The campus is located at 1445 E. Indian School Road. Students can choose to attend morning, afternoon or evening classes. They return to class on Oct. 6.

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