World Class Faculty Will Help Prepare the
Next Generation of Veterinarians and Researchers
For the Challenges of a Changing World
Veterinary medicine has changed radically in the last half century. Then, economically important food animals were the basis of any practice. Medicine was often delivered in the pasture. Today, companion animals make office visits and suffer from many of the same age-related diseases of people---and are treated with the same techniques of human medicine.
It is difficult to predict what
veterinary medicine will look like in 2050, a time that
most of 2007's graduates will live to see.
Preparing today's students for future
challenges is one mission of the faculty at the MU College
of Veterinary Medicine. Students not only need to learn
the latest techniques, but acquire an ability to learn
and adapt as the profession changes and grows. Consequently,
the college is looking for $4 million to create endowed
professorships, chairs, and fellowships to attract the
very best veterinary medical educators.