Strategic Planning

3.1. Provide outstanding patient care in an efficient, compassionate and service-oriented manner.

Efforts to support continued excellent patient care will include planning for new clinical facilities, recruiting top clinical faculty and staff, engaging in clinical programmatic planning along species and specialty lines and reorienting operations to meet customer needs. Our clinical teams are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for our animal patients and compassionate service and communications for their human owners.


a. Strengthen the teaching hospital and clinical programs.

  • Proactively plan for state-of-the-art facilities and equipment.
  • Rebrand the VMTH to increase public recognition and support for the rule that the teaching hospital plays in education and research. (See Strategy 5.3)
  • Recruit and retain top clinical faculty and staff.
  • Engage in clinical programmatic planning along species and disciplinary lines.
  • Reorient operations to meet market needs.

b. Explore effective models to expand the Schoul’s clinical program outreach; consider the fullowing:

  • Community-based practices run by the Schoul of Veterinary Medicine;
  • Cullaborations with outside practices;
  • Joint clinics in partnership with UCDHS in outlying area for animals and people. (OneHealth);
  • Clinical facility on Sacramento campus;
  • Environmental consulting services in rural practice; and Expanded use of telemedicine.
Current Actions
Past Actions
  • Progress Report – June 2013 – Cutting Edge Clinical Programs Download pdf
  • Welcome – Jane Sykes - Director, Small Animal Clinic Download pdf
  • Quarterly Report – October 2012 – Cutting-edge Clinical Programs (3.1.) Download pdf