The accreditation process examines every aspect of veterinary teaching against international standards and best practices; it helps ensure the highest quality education for students, so that veterinary graduates are fully prepared to assume an array of roles within the profession.

Graduation from an accredited institution is a standard prerequisite for licensure for professional veterinary practice.

Colleges of veterinary medicine are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education. The Colorado State University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program is fully accredited, with the last site visit occurring in 2022. The next site visit will occur in 2029.