The College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1905. (Centennial Celebration) Since then more than 5,000 men and women have been granted the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Departments within the College of Veterinary Medicine are anatomy and physiology, clinical sciences, diagnostic medicine/pathobiology.
The first reference to the field of veterinary medicine at Kansas State was in 1862. Beginning in 1886, animal health courses were offered to students enrolled in agriculture but not for veterinary degree credit. The curriculum leading to the degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, was established in 1905. At first, the school was known as the Department of Veterinary Medicine; it became the Division of Veterinary Medicine in 1919, when it separated from the School of Agriculture and in 1943, the name Division was changed to School. In 1963, the Veterinary Medicine Program was designated a college after Kansas State College became a University. Of the present colleges of veterinary medicine, Kansas State University is one of the oldest in the United States to grant the DVM degree.
Originally, 15 units of high school work (equivalent to graduation) were required for admission. Effective in 1932, 32 hours of college work were required to be eligible for the professional program and by the 1949-50 academic year, 68 hours (two years) of pre-veterinary medical work were required. Through the years, the pre-professional requirements have changed to reflect the demands of the professional curriculum.
The college's nationally recognized instructional and research programs provide the highest standards of professional education. A rich, varied, and extensive agricultural program in the area surrounding the college, a city with many pets and a zoo, and referrals from surrounding states provide a wealth of clinical material for professional education in veterinary medicine.
VALUES, VISION, MISSION
The College of Veterinary Medicine values excellence; innovation; productive, results-oriented efforts; diversity; cooperation, communication and collegiality; mutual respect; and honesty and integrity.
VISION / MISSION STATEMENT
The KSU CVM is dedicated to scholarship through innovation and excellence in teaching, research, and service to promote animal and human health for the public good. We are committed to creating an environment that is fulfilling and rewarding, being recognized for good communication, productive collaboration, mutual respect, diversity, integrity, and honesty.
SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE
The College of Veterinary Medicine strives to provide a safe working environment for all employees. The safety training outlined in this document should provide a basic level of training for all employees. Personnel working in the teaching hospital, teaching, research and/or diagnostic laboratories are required to have additional training particular to their scope of work (i.e., animal handling, controlled substance regulations, etc.). This additional training will be provided by the area supervisor.
Likewise, those individuals working with animals, radioisotopes, bloodborne pathogens, or in laboratories with a BSL designation requiring documentation will be required to fulfill all training and documentation requirements as outlined by the Kansas State University Research Compliance Office (www.k-state.edu/research/comply/).
Facilities maintains their own training and are required to abide by those guidelines.
Questions concerning basic safety training requirements for the College of Veterinary Medicine should be directed to the college Environmental Health and Safety Committee:
MM Chengappa, Chair
Bruce Schultz, Anatomy and Physiology
Mylissia Stukey, Diagnostic Medicine and Pathobiology and KSVDL
Kara Smith and Mike Apley, Clinical Sciences
James Owensby, Teaching Hospital
Allan Leikam, Facilities
Sally Olson, Animal Resource Facility,
TBA, Dean's Office Units
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Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine Ring
- The Society of Phi Zeta Sigma Chapter Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine
- American Animal Hospital (SCAAHA)
- American Association of Bovine Practitioners (SCAABP)
- American Association of Equine Practitioners (SCAAEP)
- American Association of Feline Practitioners (SCAAFP)
- American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (SCAASRP)
- American Association of Swine Practitioners (SCAASP)
- American College of Veterinary Pathologists (SCACVP)
- American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA)
- Canine Club
- SCASV – Student Chapter Of The Association Of Shelter Veterinarians
- Christian Veterinary Fellowship (CVF)
- CVM Family Connections
- Exotic Animal Medicine Club (EAMC)
- Graduate Student Association (GSA)
- International Veterinary Students Association (IVSA)
- Kansas State Holistic Club
- Kansas Veterinary Educational Supply Service (KVESS)
- KSU CVM Surgery Club
- Public Health Club
- Theriogenology Club
- Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)
- Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (SCVECCS)
- Student AVMA Committees