Moving Forward Inclusively
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine takes pride in the progress made by teams of faculty, staff, and students as a result of our Strategic Plan for 2015–2020, while we also look towards the future. As we chart our course, we continue the team-oriented approach that has proved so vital in developing our vision for continuous improvement while upholding our core values.
The 2015–2020 strategic plan relied on the work of a number of focus area teams that developed the various plan components. As we reviewed the results of that plan, members of each of those teams reflected on accomplishments and developed new strategic goals for the next three years of growth and development within the broad strategic themes of education, discovery, and engagement. That approach led to the development and adoption of a refreshed strategic plan covering the period of 2021–2023.
I am pleased to say that in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, strategic planning is a way of life. Over the past ten years, we have developed and carried out two five-year strategic plans that have led to a number of significant accomplishments. With the second of those plans ending in 2020, faculty and staff worked diligently to review the document, take stock of the progress achieved, and revise and update remaining action items in a refreshed strategic plan that will run through 2023.
Interestingly, as we were completing the process, we found ourselves in the midst of unprecedented changes brought on by a global pandemic. The amount and pace of change related to the pandemic has been remarkable, and no strategic plan could have anticipated these sudden developments. However, the strategic plan we adopted five years earlier put us in a position of strength, which ensured that we were prepared to respond to these challenges. As we launch our refreshed plan, we are moving into a new normal. Yet, our vision and mission will remain the same, and our strategic planning will guide us as we make adjustments and adaptations with confidence that we are continuing to move in the right direction.
It is important to note that the plan incorporates our fundamental values that help stabilize us and keep us on course. Paramount among those values is our commitment to diversity and inclusion. The heightened emphasis on equality and justice in our country attests to the importance of the diversity, equity and inclusion programs we began to put in place as a college over a decade ago to bring about much needed growth within our College and in the veterinary medical profession. Commensurate with our effort to refresh our College’s strategic plan, we have launched a new diversity, equity and inclusion strategic plan that will build on our accomplishments and propel us forward in our efforts to bring about a more diverse, welcoming and inclusive learning and working environment for our students, faculty and staff.
This summary of our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan presents the high points, organized around our strategic themes of discovery, learning and engagement, as well as five focus areas that correlate to the particular strengths of our College. I want to express my thanks to all of the faculty, staff and students who participated in this strategic plan refresh process. We look forward to the future with boldness as we work together toward a better world for both animals and people, confident that, whatever challenges lie ahead, we will persevere with the persistent pursuit of excellence that characterizes Boilermakers everywhere.
Willie M. Reed, DVM, PhD
Dean, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
The mission of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine is to advance global animal and human health and well-being through excellence in learning, discovery and engagement.
Central to the mission of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine are the core values of access, diversity, equity, and inclusion, modeled by the Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) community to foster a supportive learning and work environment, and articulated in the PVM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategic Plan.
The members of the Purdue Veterinary Medicine family:
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine seeks to globally advance animal health and welfare and human health through excellence in learning, discovery, and engagement, as the leading veterinary college for the comprehensive education of the entire veterinary team and for discovery and engagement in selected areas of veterinary and comparative biomedical sciences. Our strategic plan is built around three main themes:
Our strengths as a college relate to five focus areas that are foundational to each theme.
Purdue Veterinary Medicine (PVM) educates career-ready veterinarians, veterinary nurses, and scientists who are prepared to enter diverse types of positions in private practice, industry, government and academia. PVM is one of only four veterinary colleges in the U.S. that educates all members of the veterinary team.
PVM faculty collaborate with scholars in other colleges on the Purdue University campus and at the Indiana University School of Medicine, as well as with scientists at universities, research institutions and companies across the U.S. and abroad.
PVM recognizes the importance of agriculture to Indiana and the world. We provide healthcare to farm animals, lead teams of scientists to solve problems affecting human and animal health (e.g. antimicrobial resistance), and educate the veterinary professionals who will protect the safety and security of our food supply.
PVM values our faculty, staff, and students as our greatest resources. We will provide opportunities for the members of our PVM family to enhance their technical and non-technical skills, which are essential for excellence in service and scholarship.
Having recognized the need for new facilities, PVM is working with the University to create a master plan for an expanded veterinary medical complex. The David and Bonnie Brunner Purdue Veterinary Medical Hospital Complex includes additional space for the Small Animal Hospital as well as new Equine and Farm Animal Hospitals. PVM continues to persistently plan for the future, investing in equipment and facilities needed for state-of-the art clinical and diagnostic services, leading-edge research, and modern learning environments for our students.
Our vision is to advance global animal and human health and well-being through transformational and interdisciplinary research.
Our vision is that PVM graduates will excel in their choice of veterinary/biomedical careers.
Our vision is to be a recognized authority for animal and public health through collaborations in medical care, diagnostics, education, and discovery.