Strategic Plan

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine's strategic planning goals for the University Plan 2025

Goal 1

Ensure the long-term sustainability and ongoing growth of the college


  1. Develop and pursue new sources of revenue
  2. Improve operational efficiencies and optimize preparedness to take advantage of strategic opportunities and challenges
  3. Embrace collaboration and engagement and enhance our responsiveness to the needs of stakeholders
  4. Foster a diverse, welcoming and inclusive college community

Goal 2

Strengthen and expand our research mission


  1. Build research capacity by leveraging innovative funding opportunities to grow and maintain a rich educational and physical environment
  2. Grow Indigenous engagement through research that contributes to wellness in Northern and Indigenous communities
  3. Advance primary research areas by establishing, supporting and marketing research priorities
  4. Enhance research collaboration by embracing participation and leadership in multidisciplinary research and team science
  5. Support researchers through mentorship and development at all career stages

Goal 3

Enrich and expand the student experience


  1. Ensure our professional program prepares graduates for engagement in the veterinary profession of the future
  2. Embrace and celebrate diversity and Indigenization
  3. Champion student engagement in the community
  4. Enhance clinical experiences for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students, clinical interns and residents
  5. Promote a culture of excellence in teaching and learning

Goal 4

Advance and promote our clinical expertise, training and outreach


  1. Sustain and advance an adaptable, progressive and cutting-edge clinical practice
  2. Improve our client and referring veterinary experience
  3. Embrace and grow Indigenous engagement and community outreach
  4. Enrich clinical training opportunities
  5. Ensure that hospital operations and facilities are aligned with, and optimize, the teaching mission
  6. Become an employer of choice