• providing exceptional educational experiences,
  • delivering outstanding veterinary care, and
  • discovering innovative methods to diagnose, prevent and treat disease.

In support of these activities, we manage comprehensive professional curricula; provide leading-edge veterinary medical care; engage in consultation services and outreach activities that benefit the public and veterinary profession; and perform meaningful clinical, basic, and translational research for the improvement of animal and human health.

Vision, Core Values, and Guiding Principles

Our vision:

` “utilize evidence-based, best-practices in veterinary medical education to provide, create and maintain academic, clinical and research programs to produce veterinarians with day one competence that is recognized nationally and internationally for their quality and innovation”

While striving toward this vision, we are mindful of values that guide our personal and collective works:

  • intellectual integrity
  • professionalism
  • innovation
  • commitment
  • accountability and
  • a drive for excellence.

These core values are representative of the standards and principles we embrace individually and collectively.

Values and Principles Guiding the Faculty

Group Values and Principles

Commitment to Programmatic Growth – We will develop and advance our programs for the benefit of our students, animal health, and the profession

Commitment to Public Service – We serve the public through outstanding patient care, consultation, continuing education and outreach

Commitment to the Profession – We serve our profession through consultation, engagement with professional societies and governing bodies, and by the provision of continuing education

Commitment to our Students – We believe that the education of our professional and post-graduate students is paramount

Discovery – We strive to find better ways to improve animal and human health through clinical, basic, and translational research

Inclusiveness – We value and encourage the participation of all members of our team in discussion and decision-making

Innovation – We advance our academic and clinical programs through personal creativity and collaborative innovation

Inspiration – We motivate our students to embrace our profession and explore the many opportunities available to members of our profession

Involvement – We understand that our engagement in departmental, college, and university programs and service is pivotal for the advancement of our departmental goals

Leadership – We are active in our academic, hospital, and specialty communities

Quality – we strive continuously for excellence in our teaching, research, clinical practice, service, and outreach efforts

Teamwork – We recognize that programmatic success depends on each of us working together selflessly towards our collective goals

Ethics – We embrace the importance of both personal and professional ethics in our work, behavior, and lives

Trust – We appreciate that learning to trust each other is a fundamental step in achieving our vision of programmatic distinction