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


Strategic Planning 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.

Strategy Champions:

1.1: Donna Harris 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

Strategic Planning Transformative Research Wide


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.

Strategy Champions:

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

Strategic Planning 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.

Strategy Champions:

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

Strategic Planning 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.

Strategy Champions:

4.1: Leanne Kroll and Kristen Lare

4.2: Suzanne Lang and Raquel Mueller

4.3: Susan Ewart, Sarah Machniak, and Lisa Kelley

Goal 5: Healthy Community

Strategic Planning 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.

Strategy Champions:

5.1 Hilda Mejia Abreu and Amanda Leatherberry

5.2 Allison Hammerly and Gary Foltz

5.3 Chuck Folino and Cynthia Lucidi

Goal 6: Performance Optimization


Strategic Planning 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.

Strategy Champions:

6.1: Eric Langdon, Sean Yancey, and Keith Hayes

6.2: Kellen Reason and Annette O’Connor