Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
Since visionaries established the college as the first public veterinary school in the United States in 1879, our students, graduates, faculty and staff have established a strong tradition of leadership in the teaching, learning, and research of veterinary medicine, and service to the profession. Our graduates continue to excel as leaders in all facets of the profession in all parts of the world. The demand for veterinarians is increasing dramatically as society expects more engagement of veterinary medicine in protecting our food supply and animal and human health, and in rapid, effective diagnosis, treatment and control of emerging and re-emerging diseases. Veterinary medicine touches nearly every aspect of animal and human health and our environment. It is an exciting time to be in veterinary medicine at Iowa State University as we continue to build our teaching, research and service programs. Our college is a primary resource for livestock and companion animal health and our objective is to provide quality care based on evidence-based medicine that integrates best clinical experience with the most current scientific information coupled with clients' expectations. We have enjoyed outstanding research and development successes and have outstanding research scientists and clinicians who are integral to the teaching program and are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment and applying new strategies to learning modern veterinary medicine. You will work with and learn from the best in challenging fields, ranging from production animal medicine to translational research in critical areas such as Parkinson's disease, stroke, e-coli and prion diseases, and effectively access international networks in the process. Our facilities continue to grow. A new 108,000 square foot equine and production animal building is complete at the Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center. We are currently planning our next step, the major expansion and renovation of our companion animal hospital to double its size. We are committed to providing a Quality Education that exceeds the expectations of our students through a rigorous assessment program that guides continuous curricular improvement. It was an exciting time in 1879 in veterinary medicine at Iowa State and it is an exciting time now. The College offers diverse and rewarding opportunities for learning, teaching and researching veterinary medicine, and an excellent resource for owners and producers to protect the health of their animals. We are proud of our people, programs and facilities and welcome this opportunity to show you more of what we have to offer.