About The College

Improving the health of animals, people, and the planet has been central to our land-grant mission since 1883, when the first veterinary classes began at Colorado Agricultural College.

Today, that vision remains at the heart of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, where we empower the next generation of leaders to change the world.

Mission

We improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative and dedicated teaching, research, outreach, and clinical service. Through our actions, we inspire the next generation of leaders.

$45 million average annual research expenditures
#3 ranked veterinary school in the nation (U.S. News & World Report)
1907 founded Doctor of Veterinary Science program

Academic Departments

Four academic departments contribute to faculty expertise and teaching. All dedicated to improving the health of animals, people, and the planet.

Meet the Dean: Dr. Mark Stetter

Dr. Mark Stetter joined the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University in 2012. As a zoo and wildlife veterinarian, Stetter spent 15 years at The Walt Disney Company as director of animal operations, responsible for the healthcare of Disney’s animal collections worldwide. He has been actively involved in organizations as president of American College of Zoological Medicine, founder and president of Elephant Population Management Program, chaired of the Morris Animal Foundation Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board, and a member of the Association of Zoo and Wildlife Research Committee.

College Leadership

Diversity and Inclusion matters

As scientists, we know that biological diversity is the key to healthy ecosystems. That same principle applies to our college community.

We are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion among students, staff and faculty, so that the college is a welcoming and supportive place for all.

Diversity and Inclusion

Students walking on campus

Looking to the future

Our Mission: We improve the health of animals, people, and the planet through innovative and dedicated teaching, research, outreach, and clinical service. Through our actions, we empower the next generation of leaders to change the world.

Our Vision: To lead the world in education, research, and service that transforms animal and human health.

Our Values: Transparency, Accountability, Collaboration, Respect, Innovation.
We act with integrity and are trusting and respectful of one another. We create an atmosphere that makes our college the academic community of choice.

Accreditation

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program

The accreditation process examines every aspect of veterinary teaching against international standards and best practices; it helps ensure the highest-quality education for students, so that veterinary graduates are fully prepared for the profession.

Graduation from an accredited institution is a standard prerequisite for licensure or certification for professional veterinary practice.