April is shaping up to be a busy month at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, especially with preparations in full swing for our site visit from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The AVMA will be on campus April 21-24 touring our facilities, conducting interviews and meetings, and learning about our programs as they review the College’s accreditation.
I’d like to thank all of our students, and faculty and staff members, who have agreed to participate in the site visit meetings with the accreditation team. The College appreciates your willingness to communicate your knowledge and experiences to the AVMA group. We are very proud of what we have accomplished at the College and look forward to sharing our work with the accreditation team.
I’d also like to thank all those who contributed to a successful Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House on April 4 and 5. We had a great turn-out from the community, as well as many school groups attending. Thanks, too, to those who helped clean up after the festivities, getting the hospital spic and span and ready for the AVMA site visit.
In construction activities, I’m pleased to report that work at the Diagnostic Medicine Center is moving forward on schedule. I appreciate the willingness of everyone to tolerate the inconvenience caused by the construction, and want you to know that we are doing our best to mitigate any problems.
In other news, this month, from April 25-27, I’ll be attending the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association’s Spring Leadership meeting at Beaver Creek along with Drs. Paul Lunn, Barb Powers, and Peter Hellyer. We’ll participate in commission meetings, as well as provide reports from the College.
On Tuesday, April 29, the College will host the Spring Faculty/Staff Meeting to discuss committee reports and provide an update on the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. I’ll also comment on where we stand in our capital campaign, but am pleased to report here that we are slightly ahead of the projected rate of progress required to meet the goals of the campaign. The meeting will be held at the Fort Collins Hilton from 4:15-5:30 p.m., and I look forward to seeing everyone there.
Lance Perryman, DVM, PhD
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences