I have some questions for current students or applicants about Western University. I am trying to make my final decision about where to attend. I am new to posting, but not new to reading/stalking SDN. I know there have been several other threads about Western, but I have some more specific questions I was hoping for feedback on: 1) Does anyone know why exactly the accreditation was delayed until 2008? 2) Is the accreditation status negatively affecting students graduating in this year's class? 3) Does this year's class feel fully prepared and competent in comparison to their colleagues and friends from other vet schools? 4) Do current students consider it a large disadvantage that there is no teaching hospital at the school? Do you feel you are given the necessary animal contact and experience at other venues? Thanks for your help.