The department’s mission is to foster collaboration, innovation, integration, and diversity in instruction, research, and service for the advancement of human and animal health. The faculty contribute to the broad mission of the department through a combination of clinical service, diagnostic medicine, clinical and basic science, and professional and graduate teaching.
The department is home to services that operate across multiple species and disciplines, spanning diagnostic, comparative, conservation, and one health medicine. Diversity among faculty is central to the departmental mission, with advancements in instruction, research, and service all enhanced by a multi-disciplinary approach. Services housed within the department include both clinical and diagnostic disciplines.