Moving Students Forward in the College of Veterinary Medicine
Since the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine became the first public veterinary school in the U.S. in 1879, its graduates have excelled as leaders in all facets of the profession in all parts of the world. To continue this long tradition of excellence, as a part of Moving Students Forward, the college seeks support for general scholarships, diversity scholarships, experiential learning, and graduate student support.
The debt that today’s veterinary students carry is concerning, and general scholarships help keep an Iowa State education accessible for students with a passion for veterinary medicine. Diversity scholarships support future veterinarians and researchers of all backgrounds and enrich the learning experience for all students in the college. Support for experiential learning allows students to pursue leadership roles in the college’s 33 student organizations or participate in international study trips or preceptorships. Finally, graduate research fellowships enable top graduate students to work alongside faculty mentors conducting important studies in the areas of animal and human health and food security.
Thank you for considering a gift of student support that will help the College of Veterinary Medicine prepare tomorrow’s leaders in veterinary medicine.
Support the College of Veterinary Medicine
For more than 130 years, the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine has been committed to enhancing the health and well-being of animals throughout Iowa, the region, the nation, and the world. As the nation’s first public veterinary college, Iowa State has come to be recognized for the quality of its education and its outstanding services for companion animals and livestock.
As the interconnectedness between human and animal medicine becomes more apparent, Iowa State continues to provide cutting-edge research and discoveries that will address critical human and animal health issues and make lives safer, healthier, and more prosperous.
Private support is essential to the college’s success. Examples of philanthropy in action in the College of Veterinary Medicine include:
- Annual gifts of all sizes
- Several privately supported scholarship accounts
- 14 named, endowed faculty positions
- Privately supported research and program funds
- The Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center renovation which includes expansions of the large animal and companion animal hospitals
Ongoing support is crucial to advancing the mission of the College of Veterinary Medicine and benefits the college’s students, faculty and staff.