Advancing veterinary research, education, clinical care and outreach through a one health approach

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine educates more than 650 veterinary students, 150 house officers and graduate students each year and the Veterinary Health System cares for more than 80,000 canine, feline, equine and farm animal patients each year. Researchers in the signature program areas of comparative and translational oncology, infectious disease and neuromusculoskeletal science are impacting not only veterinary medicine but human health care as well.

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Our Mission

To benefit society and enhance the health and well-being of animals, people, and the ecosystem through innovation in education, research, patient care, outreach and service

Our Vision

The College of Veterinary Medicine will be the leading national and global learning community for veterinary and comparative medicine where:

  • We prepare students for careers of excellence

  • We promote interdisciplinary collaboration through partnerships with the agricultural and biomedical communities

  • Faculty and staff work collaboratively to study and solve problems of significance, create and share new knowledge, and advance both veterinary and human medicine

  • We collectively advance the understanding of the power of the human-animal relationship and its health benefits for people and animals alike

  • We deploy a team-based health care system as the model for tertiary care for animals

  • Alumni and trainees become the next generation of global leaders who also understand the importance of civic responsibility and the role of veterinarians in the community

Our Values

We are committed to: 

  • Excellence
  • Integrity and Personal Accountability
  • Diversity in People and Ideas
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Trust
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy and Compassion

Our Strategic Ambition

To Be The Model® comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world. 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.

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