The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies determined in advance, guide our organization as we move forward.
Goal 1: Innovative Education
We aim to deliver innovative education that fosters success of our students, alumni, and community.
1.1: Advance the innovative curriculum and design educational programs that prepare students for career success.
1.2: Purposefully integrate team-based, inter-professional education and training across College programs.
1.3: Cultivate and recognize excellence and innovation in teaching.
1.4: Provide high-value, lifelong educational programs to members of the veterinary community, animal industry representatives, and alumni.
1.1: James Averill and Sarah Shull
1.2: Taylor Epp and Steve Carey
1.3: Annette O’Connor and Karen Perry
1.4: Àngel Abuelo and Courtney Chapin
Goal 2: Transformative Research
We aim to advance research that has an impact.
2.1: Strengthen research experiential opportunities for clinician-scientists, trainees, and students.
2.2: Cultivate innovative, multidisciplinary research collaborations across the College, MSU, and with external partners.
2.3: Further strengthen the research infrastructure and resources.
2.4: Foster a research environment that accelerates innovation and excellence.
2.5: Actively promote the College’s research, outreach, impact, and accomplishments.
2.1: Adam Moeser and Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan
2.2: Linda Mansfield and Sri Sreevatsan
2.3: Peggy Petroff and Colleen Hegg
2.4: Kurt Zinn and Loïc Déjardin
2.5: Chelsea Yob and Justin Zyskowski
Goal 3: Service Destination
We aim to be the premier destination for veterinary expertise, relevant, responsive service, and outreach.
3.1: Promote programs that drive collaborative multidisciplinary care, innovative clinical research teams, and outstanding education and training.
3.2: Provide exceptional, responsive, patient- and client-centered service.
3.3: Position the College, Veterinary Medical Center, and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory as regional, national, and global resources.
3.4: Expand outreach and extension efforts with veterinarians and the community.
3.5: Ensure ongoing financial sustainability of the Veterinary Medical Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
3.1: Chris Pirie and Amy Munsterman
3.2: Bari Olivier, Kimberly Dodd, Rob Fowkes, and Kelley Meyers
3.3: Bari Olivier, Kimberly Dodd, Rob Fowkes, and Kelley Meyers
3.4: John Buchweitz and Pam Ruegg
3.5: Keith Hayes and Ronda Decker
Goal 4: Outstanding, Diverse Talent
We aim to recruit, retain, and develop outstanding, diverse talent.
4.1: Be the destination for outstanding faculty, staff, and students.
4.2: Expand diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the College of Veterinary Medicine.
4.3: Strengthen mentoring and career development opportunities for all.
4.1: Leanne Kroll and Kristen Lare
4.2: Suzanne Lang and Lauren Brown
4.3: Susan Ewart, Sarah Machniak, and Lisa Kelley
Goal 5: Healthy Community
We aim to cultivate a healthy, respectful, and inclusive community, enabling all to thrive.
5.1: Establish an organizational culture that fosters teamwork and values the contributions of all.
5.2: Promote respectful communication and collaboration across the College, Veterinary Medical Center, and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.
5.3: Advance well-being by nurturing work-life integration.
5.1 Hilda Mejia Abreu, Kim Kurtz, and Amanda Leatherberry
5.2 Allison Hammerly and Gary Foltz
5.3 Chuck Folino and Cynthia Lucidi
Goal 6: Performance Optimization
We aim to optimize performance through resources and efficiencies that provide a new way forward for innovative big ideas
6.1: Secure sustainable resources and infrastructure for the future.
6.2: Ensure efficient processes through a culture of continuous improvement.
6.1: Eric Langdon, Sean Yancy, and Keith Hayes
6.2: Kellen Reason and Annette O’Connor