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Our Mission & Values


Our Mission Statement

To protect and enhance animal, human, and environmental health and well-being by:

  • Creating, disseminating and applying medical knowledge through discovery, learning, and engagement;
  • Preparing professional and post graduate students for careers in veterinary medicine, biomedical sciences, and "One Health;" and
  • Providing quality clinical care and compassionate service to animals.

Our Values

  • We recognize that education is at the core of our mission. We will provide the best possible environment for the intellectual development and professional training of our students.
  • We are responsible to our clients and our patients. We recognize the powerful emotional foundations of the human/animal bond. We offer our diagnostic and therapeutic services within a compassionate environment, which respects the dignity of all beings.
  • We respect the capabilities and the contributions of veterinarians practicing through the rural and urban communities we serve. We view our Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a resource to their practices and honor the highest standards of professional conduct and integrity throughout the referral process.
  • We recognize that our human resources are our greatest strength. We strive to foster an organizational culture that promotes personal and professional development by recognizing and rewarding contributions and achievements.
  • We recognize our responsibility to work closely with agricultural producers to ensure the abundance, quality, and safety of our food supply.
  • We recognize our responsibility to promote public health by protecting people from zoonotic diseases, and controlling toxic threats to the environment.
  • We seek to relieve suffering and promote the well-being of both people and animals through the responsible conduct of clinical and biomedical research.
  • We recognize our growing relationships with business and government and strive to create mutually beneficial partnerships with those who share our goals.
  • We recognize that we are an organization that operates with public funds to serve the public good and are prudent and responsible stewards of our human, fiscal, and natural resources.
  • We will adhere to the principles of trust, respect, and courtesy in all things.