At the center of our efforts is compassion for both animals and people, as well as the preservation of a healthy environment.
People look to veterinarians as professionals who not only deliver healthcare throughout the lifespan of animals, but also improve our quality of life within that context. We value relationships with our clients and further their interests along with those of the local community.
Moreover, as a profession and an institution, veterinarians are well positioned to contribute solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including food security, biosecurity, biodiversity, antimicrobial stewardship, and climate change.
Linking Animal Science to Human Well Being
Vets will always be needed to treat cats and dogs. But it is their ability to link animal science to human well-being, advance food production and safety, and provide critical defense from global pandemics that needs to be better understood.
As countries become increasingly more developed, people demand a higher quality of food and more animal protein, such as meat, milk and eggs. How will we manage this? Certainly the current U.S. method of putting 20,000 cattle in the desert in California won't work and the developing world way of having chickens in the city doesn't work either.
Presently, we don't know how to do this safely. In order to solve this problem need professionals who understand and have carefully studied animals. It is far and away today's and tomorrow's veterinarians who are best suited to tackle important issues such as these.