The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine & Life Sciences has a long established, successful partnership with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in Ithaca, New York, one of the premier veterinary education and research providers in the world. In 2009, CityU established a collaborative relationship with Cornell University relative to the planning, establishment and operation of a School of Veterinary Medicine in Hong Kong. The ‘Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Veterinary Medicine’ with Cornell CVM was introduced in 2015, and in 2016 the ‘Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine’ programme was launched, with its first student intake in 2017. The curriculum of this programme is modelled on the Cornell University veterinary medicine programme and was designed to include the pre-requisites and the four-year curriculum of the Cornell’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme. Cornell University provides ongoing involvement and support in curriculum roll-out, staff recruitment etc., and has made a long-term commitment to achieve excellence in veterinary medicine training and research in Hong Kong.