The determination of Dr. Amado C. Campos, then President of the Central Luzon State University to have a unique veterinary curricular program commissioned Dr. Teodulo M. Topacio, Jr. to create such a program. Hence the first Ladderized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Curricular Program was conceptualized and created. Thru this program CLSU’s DVM program has become a model and has been replicated in many Veterinary Colleges.
The College of Veterinary Science and Medicine of Central Luzon State University was established through the Republic Act no. 4067 enacted to law by Congress in 1964 and which was effected through a Board of Regents Resolution no. 17-78 s. 1978. As a guide in its quest for service and excellence, a vision and mission have been formulated. Its vision is to become a model veterinary institution in Asia dedicated to country-side development and its mission is to provide excellent veterinary education that will produce graduates equipped with technical, entrepreneurial, managerial and leadership skills necessary for optimum animal production in the countryside.
Being a top notched veterinary institution we have to strive more in putting into realization this quest we have to embrace the four-fold function as espouse by the University and where CVSM have made the following progress;
For instruction, CVSM put up various innovative teaching strategies. The college was the first in the entire University in putting up its electronic library and audio-visual section. We have also put up the first fully functional lecture rooms equipped with modern teaching facilities. We have put up two unique curricular programs not found in any other veterinary institution in the country and these are the Ladderized Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Curricular Program and the Master of Veterinary Studies.
For research, CVSM is a participant in the international sponsored research project on endoparasites control on small ruminants. The college is also at the forefront in ethno-veterinary research and epidemiological studies. Various collaborative researches has also been undertaken with the Philippine Carabao Center, Bureau of Animal Industry and Veterinary Companies.
For Extension, CVSM has adopted 4 barangays and provided them with livelihood projects thru its cattle dispersal project which is now on its 12th year. Vaccination campaign against rabies an FMD have undertaken in cooperation with various municipalities from within and outside Nueva Ecjia.
For production, CVSM believes in the development of the entrepreneurial talent of its students, hence various income generating projects has been put up which augments the funding source of the college.
The faculty members are highly qualified with majority having post-graduate degree in their field of specialization. There is a low faculty-student ratio and small classes providing a better interaction between students and faculty. The graduates of our program have become successful in various fields of veterinary medical specialties both here and abroad. Many have become Provincial and City Veterinarians as well as Veterinarian in various government agencies. It is also interesting to note that many companies prefer CLSU graduates over all other. This only shows the high quality education the College is providing. The result of the Government Veterinary Licensure Examination is another testimony of the excellence in its program.
It is also hope that as the years goes by the College will play a lead role in providing quality Veterinarians that will lead the country thru providing food security, safeguard of public health and economic development.