College of Veterinary Medicine
$100.0 MILLION CAMPAIGN GOAL | 118% PROGRESS
Delivering Compassionate Care and Transformative Science
Fulfilling the land-grant mission of Michigan State University, the College of Veterinary Medicine serves as an essential resource for the state of Michigan and the world. It provides unparalleled training for future veterinarians, outstanding care for companion and other animals, and groundbreaking research aimed at attaining better health for animals—and their human companions.
“We are a resource for the state of Michigan and the world.”
Their unique training makes veterinarians and veterinary technicians the only clinical professionals who see patients of multiple species. It also shapes some of the most important contributors to public health and bio-medical research. For most of our students, working in the field of veterinary medicine is a lifelong dream. Veterinary education presents a formidable barrier to students, and scholarships and graduate fellowships will ensure that we continue to attract the most qualified, diverse candidates into the veterinary profession.
The college is an innovator in veterinary medical education due to our faculty members who are leaders in their fields. We need endowed chair positions—a high honor and source of funding—to continue to attract leading scientists and clinicians. Also, we have launched pedagogy training for faculty members so that they can excel in imparting their full knowledge and skill. We need resources to move forward in this and other teaching initiatives.
In nearly 40 countries around the globe, we are working at the juncture of animal and human health. To continue our leadership, we require endowed and expendable research support to seed promising projects and programs. In the area of animal health and food safety, greater support will allow the college to continue to lead in public health, biomedical and comparative medical research, ecosystem and environmental management, and the multiple facets that compose our complex global food system.
This college takes seriously its obligation to our land-grant heritage—to meet the needs of society and improve the communities in which we live and work. The abundance and variety of animal agriculture, companion animals, and animal athletes in Michigan gives us one of the larger clinical and diagnostic caseloads in the country. As a leader in the compassionate and innovative care of animals, we pride ourselves on serving as a resource for challenging cases.
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