Tuskegee University in Alabama established a School of Veterinary Medicine in 1945, when African Americans lacked the opportunity to study veterinary medicine in the South because of racial restrictions. It is the only such program located on the campus of a historically black college. Located within the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, the school educates from fifty to sixty percent of African-American veterinarians in the country and, during its lifetime, has trained more than seventy percent of African Americans in that field in the U.S. During the past five to seven years, the school has also graduated ten percent of all Hispanic veterinarians. Among the schools of veterinary medicine in the country, Tuskegee is the most balanced racially, ethnically, and culturally. The school offers the doctor of veterinary medicine, master of science degrees in veterinary science and tropical animal health, a dual DVM/MS degree, and the Ph.D. degree in integrative biosciences. The program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.