Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Together, we will advance animal and human health
The interplay of the health of animals, people and the environment is now recognized as a key component in the protection of overall health.
We are a relatively new and already successful faculty. For more than 10 years, the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) has worked to support a shortage of veterinarians serving rural Alberta. Our research, graduate education and clinical training programs advance animal and human health — where innovation meets community.
As an internationally recognized provider of high-quality veterinary education, we are an acknowledged leader in comparative biomedical, veterinary and population health research.
Conducting research that addresses issues of importance to our animal industries at the interface of animal and human health, we are creating a new generation of veterinarians.
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine campaign goal
Progress to date:
Energizing the Next Generation of Veterinary Leaders
We are growing, aiming to build an essential large animal research facility.
The research space would support our strategic research areas in cattle health, reproduction and regenerative medicine, disease ecology and performance horse health.
Our outstanding teaching facilities have so far allowed us to be recognized internationally as a provider of high-quality veterinary education. To continue to be a leader in comparative biomedical, veterinary and population health research, the large animal research facility is an energizing goal.
Dairy Cattle Research
The NSERC Dairy Cattle Research Chair (Dr. Herman Barkema) includes among areas of study Johne’s disease, a chronic inflammation of the gut in cattle that costs Canada’s cattle industry $90 million a year.
This kind of research has the potential for a direct impact on industry and the community that reduces costs and controls disease.
The large animal research facility that would include containment housing for up to 40 or 50 large animals, including cattle, would be strongly beneficial.