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Be The Model® graphic with College of Veterinary Medicine logo and college ambition to be the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration and excellence.

Be The Model® Strategic Plan

We are becoming the model

The College of Veterinary Medicine has renewed its five-year Be The Model® strategic plan, rooted in the foundational principles of health and well-being, diversity and inclusion, advancing partnerships, and resource stewardship. As we enter a new era with the plan’s renewal, these foundational principles are still at the forefront of positioning the college for continued success, national and global leadership, and comprehensive impact. Learn how our renewed strategy is furthering our path toward being the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world.

Be The Model College of Veterinary Medicine Strategic Plan handout cover, including photos of students, faculty, staff and clients throughout the college.












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Our goals

Rooted in the foundational principles of health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, advancing partnerships, resource stewardship and alignment with The Ohio State University’s strategic plan, the College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to make a difference through six key goals.Wheel graphic showing college's strategic goal areas: Culture and Sustainability of our People, Advancing Education and Student Success; Innovative and Impactful Research, Referral Veterinary Medical Center of Choice, Outreach and Community Engagement, and Operational Excellence. Outer ring lists foundational areas of Health and Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion, Advancing Partnerships and Resource Stewardship


For the seventh year in a row, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is a recipient of the Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
BE THE MODEL® STRATEGIC PLAN: Culture and Sustainability of Our People