Our Vision

Our Values

A world leader in veterinary education, animal science and research that advances the health and welfare of animals and benefits the community.

  • Student life-long learning, supported by inspirational teaching
  • Research excellence in creating new knowledge
  • Service to the profession and the community, as we value and develop our key relationships
  • A culture built on academic excellence, integrity, respect and encouragement
  • Animal wellbeing to guide our work

Our Mission

  • We will educate and graduate outstanding veterinarians and animal scientists
  • We will deliver a high quality, learning environment with a dynamic and responsive curriculum delivered by staff who strive to inspire students
  • We will undertake high quality research and establish of research groups of excellence
  • We will mentor our graduate students and develop a sense of ongoing commitment to and involvement with their university
  • We will manage elite veterinary teaching hospitals where student learning opportunities are maximised, and excellent service is provided to the community
  • We will work to ensure the financial viability and sustainable future of the School
  • We will have clear direction and effective leadership that maintains open avenues of consultation with students, staff and the wider university community
  • We will be at all times informed and balanced advocates for the responsible care of animals

Our Culture

  • A strong sense of common purpose supported by open and honest communication
  • Mutual trust and respect between all staff and students regardless of position
  • Fairness for all staff and students with recognition and reward for their achievements
  • A willingness and capability to adapt to internal and external change
  • Pride in the School's heritage and belief in our core values
  • Everyone accepting personal responsibility and shared leadership for our future