Bringing innovation and community together to advance animal and human health
The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) was established in 2005 to meet Alberta’s need for highly-skilled veterinary graduates to support rural Alberta, production animal and equine industries, animal and human health research, and public health.
In a short period of time, UCVM has carved a reputation for itself as place for innovative veterinary education and cutting-edge basic and applied research, now ranking in the top 50 veterinary programs worldwide.
Bringing innovation and community together to advance animal, human and environmental health.
UCVM’s mission is to meet the veterinary, animal and public health needs of Alberta and beyond through excellence in:
- delivery of a comprehensive undergraduate veterinary medical education, emphasizing production animal health, ecosystem and public health, equine health, and investigative medicine;
- clinical, diagnostic and professional teaching and service, in collaboration with our partners in the Distributed Veterinary Learning Community, and;
- the creation and distribution of new knowledge through research, graduate education, and continuing education in animal health, disease, and welfare,and its interaction with human and environmental health.
Our education, research and service activities will contribute to the promotion and
protection of animal and human health and welfare in Alberta, Canada and internationally
UCVM is accredited by the CVMA/AVMA Council on Education. The CVMA/AVMA Council on Education (COE) is the accrediting body for Canadian and American veterinary colleges.
In December, 2019, the Faculty was awarded full accreditation for 7 years by the Council on Education. The next site visit is anticipated in 2026.