Strategic Plan

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Our Mission

Develop the next generation of veterinarians and scientists, Discover solutions to important animal and human health questions, and Deliver innovative services to the people of Iowa, the U.S. and the world.

Our Vision

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, while providing a caring and supportive educational and work environment where all can succeed.

How We Operate

  • Uphold an inclusive, respectful and collegial community.
  • Cultivate partnerships and collaborations that support research, education and service.
  • Support innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Provide proactive thought leadership on animal and human health challenges and opportunities.
  • Encourage grassroots efforts.
  • Be stewards of finite resources.
  • Strive for excellence.


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