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Vision and Values

Our Ambition

To be the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration and excellence.

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 deploy a team-based health care system as the model for tertiary care for animals;
  • We collectively advance the understanding of the power of the human-animal relationship and its health benefits for people and animals alike; and,
  • 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 Shared Values

Our values align closely with those developed by Ohio State and have been personalized for our day-to-day activities in the college.

We are committed to: 

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


Learn more about our ambition and values in the college's strategic plan