The academic vision of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is to pursue excellence in professional education. This is in response to the needs of society and the aspirations of our students for career paths which extend beyond Hong Kong to Mainland China and the region.
CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine (The School) is the first veterinary school in Asia modelled on DVM lines. The vision is to establish a Centre of Excellence in Hong Kong that will raise the standard of animal health care and the teaching of the veterinary discipline in the region. The goal is "to be the premier provider of comprehensive, evidence-based veterinary training, research and service in Asia, with particular emphasis on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Aquatic Production."
The School will offer a world-class veterinary education, advanced training, cutting-edge research in animal medicine, and first-rate veterinary services under the “One Health” concept. The latter recognizes the interconnectedness of human and animal health. It will enable Hong Kong and the region to improve the management and prevention of existing and new diseases originating from animals, thereby protecting health and wealth.
The School will create new growth points for our society and new career paths for our young people by expanding opportunities for Hong Kong’s professional services to extend beyond the confines of the local community to take advantage of China’s fast-growing food production industry and knowledge transfer opportunities. It will enable CityU to become an international public health hub with significant local and regional impact.