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Be The Model graphic with College of Veterinary Medicine logo and college ambition to be the model comprehensive college of veterinary medicine in the world, impacting animal and human health through innovation, collaboration and excellence.

Be The Model™ Strategic Plan

Over the next five years, our already high-performing college will shift toward a new educational paradigm that bolsters innovative learning, sets a new standard of clinical care, ignites research that crosses college and disciplines, and inspires outreach that makes a difference in our community and around the globe. 


Our goals

Rooted in the foundational principles of health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, advancing partnerships, resource stewardship and alignment with The Ohio State University’s strategic plan, the College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to make a difference through six key goals.

Wheel graphic showing college's strategic goal areas: Culture and Sustainability of our People, Advancing Education and Student Success; Innovative and Impactful Research, Referral Veterinary Medical Center of Choice, Outreach and Community Engagement, and Operational Excellence. Outer ring lists foundational areas of Health and Wellbeing, Diversity and Inclusion, Advancing Partnerships and Resource Stewardship

Learn more about the strategic plan or read the full plan here.



Highlighting our progress


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Winter 2018 issue.



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Evolving veterinary standards to benefit both pets and their human families is a goal shared by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Thrive Pet Healthcare.
A supplemental line item directed to the College of Veterinary Medicine was included in Governor DeWine’s executive fiscal years (FY) 22-23 biennial budget for $4 million in FY22, with an additional $1 million added in FY23 for a total of $5 million in year two.