The University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine affects the lives of animals and people every day through educational, research, service, and outreach programs. We are dedicated to the education of future and current veterinarians and biomedical scientists and the discovery of new knowledge and skills.
Established in 1947, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine is Minnesota’s only veterinary college. Fully accredited, the college has graduated nearly 4,000 veterinarians and hundreds of scientists.
The college's faculty is nationally and internationally recognized for teaching and research excellence. Signature research includes infectious disease, genomics, comparative medicine, raptor conservation, public health, epidemiology and dairy, swine, and avian medicine.
The college is also home to the Veterinary Medical Center, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Leatherdale Equine Center and The Raptor Center.
The college embraces the “One Health” concept, which aims to transform new knowledge into better health for animals, people, and the environment. The college also plays an important role in the health of the community by assuring food safety, conducting biomedical research, preventing zoonotic diseases, and enhancing our physical and psychological well-being through the care of companion animals and the protection of Minnesota’s wildlife natural resources.