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The next few years hold unprecedented new opportunities for the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. The college is launching a three-tiered plan, “People, Programs and Places,” to seize those opportunities and boost the economy, workforce, animal health and food quality in Kansas.
Targeted opportunities for growth include:
Attract and retain top faculty who will invigorate research efforts, resulting in more research-based developments in animal and human health.
Continued 100-percent job placement rate for College of Veterinary Medicine graduates , with increased rate of in-state job placement.
Competitive ranking among the Top 10 veterinary medical colleges nationwide.
Continue to offer cutting-edge professional development programs such as the existing Veterinary Training Program for Rural Kansas.
Collaborate with federal research laboratories located in Manhattan, such as the Arthropod-Borne Animal Disease Research Unit (ABADRU) and the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF).
Establish a significant research presence within the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor through strategic industry partnerships and high-level research at Kansas State University Olathe.
“We’ve been going through a master planning process to determine where we need to be as federal research laboratories are moving to Manhattan,” said Ralph Richardson, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “It also connects with the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, where the largest concentration of animal health and nutrition companies anywhere in the world reside. We’re trying to find a way to be a player in those fields. “
This multi-faceted initiative will enlist resources across Kansas to meet state and national needs in veterinary medicine. It will also support Kansas State University’s “Vision 2025” initiative to be a top 50 research institution, and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s goal to grow the Kansas animal health industry.