Strategic Plan 2022–2025

Our vision is to provide global knowledge leadership through excellence in veterinary science.

The School’s vision statement reflects the vision of The University of Queensland: knowledge leadership for a better world.

Achieving our vision means having our graduates recognised as being amongst the best in a global market; having our clients and referring veterinarians recognise that we are among the best providers of veterinary services in Australia; having a record of clinical innovation and research that is recognised as world class; and, having a record of business and financial management that is recognised as exemplary by UQ.

Achieving our vision will require all of our staff to work effectively as a team; to apply innovative and sound practices to managing workload to achieve teaching, research and service outcomes; and, to manage revenue growth and cost effectiveness. We can achieve this change and in the process create a workplace that is admired by students, staff, clients, university colleagues and the community.

We benefit animals, people and the environment by delivering outstanding veterinary education, undertaking research and professional services.

We deliver on our mission through:

  • Teaching and learning activities built on a comprehensive curriculum that produces competent, internationally recognised veterinary practitioners, veterinary technicians and scientists.
  • Veterinary clinical and support services providing excellence in veterinary and technician/nursing care for animals and their owners and referring veterinarians in a clinical teaching environment.
  • Research and innovation to create, advance and apply knowledge to benefit animals, people and the environment.
  • Engagement activities to establish and nurture positive relationships with the community, veterinary profession, and other stakeholders.
  • Attracting and developing outstanding staff and students who are actively engaged in a values-led workplace and learning environment.
  • Sustainable operations built on efficient and effective use of resources and people to continue to deliver the highest quality outcomes in a sustainable manner.

UQ Values guide our behaviour and provide the foundation of our culture.

Excellence: We strive for excellence in everything we do. We apply the highest standards to our work to achieve the greatest impact for the benefit of communities everywhere.

Creativity: We apply our creativity as a way of seeking progress. We value new ideas, seek fresh perspectives and pursue game-changing innovations and opportunities.       

Truth:  Truth is central to all that we do as a university. We seek truth through our focus on the advancement and dissemination of knowledge, and our deep commitment to academic freedom and freedom of expression.

Respect and inclusivity: We provide a caring, inclusive and empowering environment for all. We engage respectfully with one another and promote the value that our diversity brings to our whole community.

Integrity: We always act with integrity. As stewards of the University’s resources and reputation, we are honest, ethical and principled.

Courage: We are courageous in our decision making. We are ambitious, bold and agile. We demonstrate moral courage, so that we are always guided by a sense of what is right.