Improving the health of animals, people, and the planet – more urgent than ever

Dr. Mark Stetter


Our college works every day to improve the health of animals, people, and the planet. NEVER has this been more urgent than right now.

We are training tomorrow’s scientists, today. We are searching for vaccines, treatments, and tests that will fight this current pandemic head-on. We are providing life-saving care to animals throughout our Veterinary Health System in our Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Equine Reproduction Laboratory, and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. And throughout the college, we are taking care of our people, who are making tremendous sacrifices during this global crisis.

As we continue to deliver our teaching, research and service in a world that has completely changed, the faculty, staff and students of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences are rising to the challenge, and I couldn’t be more proud and grateful for our teams’ efforts during these challenging times.

That gratitude also extends to our larger college community of donors, alumni, partners, and friends who form the foundation that makes our work possible.

Please know that your steadfast belief in our efforts is helping us to achieve our mission, more urgent now than ever.

The words attributed to the anthropologist Margaret Mead, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has,” certainly apply to this college at this time.

Thank you for your supporting our commitment, and for helping us change the world!

With great gratitude,

Dr. Mark Stetter

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