The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to the enhancement of the health and well-being of animals and human beings through excellence in education, research, professional practice and committed service to the State of Iowa, the nation and the world.


The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine aspires to be a preeminent institution recognized for excellence in professional and graduate education and the application of knowledge to promote animal and human health with significant influence on society's food supply, while providing a caring and supportive work environment.

Core Values

We conduct our affairs with the utmost integrity knowing that our interactions with one another and the public demand our best moral, ethical and professional behavior.

We strive to be exceptional in all that we do.

We pursue distinctive performance that exceeds expectations.

Creativity and Innovation
We seek new and better ways to provide excellence and quality in learning, teaching, service and research.

We are committed to advancing the health and welfare of animals, humans and the environment.

Positive Work Climate
We insist on providing a safe and non-threatening work environment for faculty, staff and students.

We are dedicated to the effective management of the physical, capital and human resources entrusted to us.

  • SERVICE - Service to the public through professional practice.
  • EDUCATION - Providing core knowledge to current and future generations of veterinarians.
  • RESEARCH - Discovery is the foundation for advancing the profession.

Diversity Statement
In recognition of the importance and value of diversity in everything we do, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to actively promoting diversity and inclusion that embraces the value of the many areas of the veterinary medical profession, and the value of varied cultural backgrounds, ethnicities, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientations, ages, religions, physical and mental abilities of our students, faculty and staff.