Mission

The mission of LMU-CVM is to prepare veterinarians who are committed to the premise that the cornerstone of meaningful existence is service to attain optimal health for people, animals, and our environment. The mission of the LMU-CVM is achieved by:

  • Graduating Doctors of Veterinary Medicine
  • Providing a values-based learning community as the context for teaching, research, and service
  • Serving the health and wellness needs of people, animals, and the environment within both the Appalachian region and beyond with an emphasis on the One Health approach
  • Focusing on comprehensive veterinary health care in companion animal, equine health, production animal health, and public health/comparative biomedical sciences
  • Investing in quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs supported by superior faculty and technology
  • Embracing compassionate veterinary care that values diversity, public service, and leadership as an enduring commitment to professionalism and the highest ethical standards