Our Commitment

Values Statement

Gator Vet Camp ParticipantsThe University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine strives to cultivate an atmosphere of respect, empathy, and open-mindedness within an exceptional community of students, faculty, and staff. As a college, we understand that our commitment to community is a shared responsibility among our faculty, staff, students, alumni and others.

Together, we are committed to build and expand individual and organizational efforts that foster respect, dignity, fairness, caring, and self-esteem.

Strategic Initiatives

  • Community: Every member of our community is an essential thread in the fabric of the UF CVM. We will create a welcoming, empowering environment where all faculty, staff, house officers, and students feel at home. ​
  • Success: We will create conditions that encourage everyone to thrive at the UF CVM and in the UF Veterinary Hospitals. We will cultivate personal growth and success.​
  • Accountability and capacity building: We will ensure that we have the budget, people, and skills needed to build a lasting community of excellence.
  • Outreach and Engagement: We ​will ensure that excellence is a collective responsibility working to ​protect the most vulnerable in our ​community and the community.
  • Celebrations and Rewards: Celebrating our progress and rewarding ​the work required to build our ​community are critical to our continued ​ We will ensure that the ​value of excellence in scholarship and ​service is recognized, and celebrate ​the successes that result from this work.