Starting in 2012, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) initiated a number of continuing educational programs in China as part of an effort to build the college into a leading institute to provide quality veterinary education and research at international level. The success of these programs are partially due to the fast-paced economic development in China and high demand for expertise and knowledge in animal production and veterinary medicine. These programs have proved to be effective tools for knowledge dissemination and brand-building for both the CVM and the University of Minnesota. To further strengthen the CVM’s efforts to develop and implement global educational and research activities in China, the college established the CVM China Program Office.
The mission of the CVM China Program Office is to promote the
CVM as the leading veterinary college at the global level with a focus
in China, through developing educational and training programs,
exploring and fostering international collaboration and partnerships,
and gaining access to additional teaching and research resources.