Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Support lasting, positive change to the interplay of the health of animals, people and the environment 

Together, we will prepare the next generation of veterinary leaders

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.

Contact

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
403.220.5854
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Support the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Your gift will provide UCVM students with transformative experiences they will carry with them for life.

  • Innovative spaces for teaching and learning: The Bovine Teaching Centre will provide state-of-the-art teaching infrastructure that allows UCVM’s outstanding teachers and staff to educate the next generation of veterinarians and cattle producers in the art and practice of various aspects of cattle health.
     
  • Improving animal and human health: 
    • Companion Animal Health Fund: This fund supports research and development of clinical practice focused on improving companion animal health. This includes making specialty learning opportunities available to the veterinary community to enhance the knowledge and skills required for success in modern companion animal practice. By encouraging and supporting academic studies and clinical research into diseases affecting dogs, cats and other small pets, we directly impact both animal and human health.
    • Equine Health Fund: This fund supports research and development of clinical practice focused on improving equine health. This includes making specialty learning opportunities available to the veterinary community to enhance the knowledge and skills required for success in modern equine practice. By encouraging and supporting academic studies and clinical research into diseases affecting horses, we directly impact both animal and human health.
    • Bovine Health Fund: This fund supports research and development of clinical practice focused on improving bovine health. This includes making specialty learning opportunities available to the veterinary community to enhance the knowledge and skills required for success in modern bovine practice. By encouraging and supporting academic studies and clinical research into diseases affecting cattle, we directly impact both animal and human health.
  • Student awards to alleviate financial burden: The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Student Awards Fund supports the creation of awards, bursaries, scholarships and travel awards, as well as the topping-up of existing awards. Recognizing students for their hard work, these awards attract top talent, acknowledge extraordinary achievement and ease financial burden.
The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, tours the Calgary Stampede grounds with veterinary medicine professors Ed Pajor and Renaud Léguillette.

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, tours the Calgary Stampede grounds with veterinary medicine professors Ed Pajor and Renaud Léguillette.

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) partners with the Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) to host free veterinary clinics for pets of people living below the poverty line.

The University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) partners with the Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS) to host free veterinary clinics for pets of people living below the poverty line.