GPVEC Vision and Mission

Providing Leadership and Opportunity for Advanced Studies in Food Animal Production Management


The Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center (GPVEC) will lead and serve as a state, national and international information source for science-based, innovative options in food animal health and production management with beef cattle emphasis.


The GPVEC vision will be accomplished through education, research, extension and service. The primary focus will be on beef production systems through training of veterinary and graduate students, veterinary practitioners, beef producers and industry stakeholders. The impact of the mission will positively influence human food supply systems and optimize animal health, productivity, efficiency and profitability, and will emphasize stewardship of animal, human and environmental resources.