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Mission and Vision


To provide veterinary students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be outstanding scientists and leaders in public or corporate veterinary practice, and to provide veterinarians with appropriate training and resources needed to identify, pursue, and obtain career opportunities that are a good personal and professional fit.  


The CPCVM is a nationally and internationally recognized Center of Excellence that plays a key role in the development of veterinarians who serve in critical scientific and leadership roles protecting animal and human health. The center is a valued partner of the public and corporate practice communities, and collaborates with these communities to equip veterinarians with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to address the evolving nature of veterinary and public health challenges.