In Dean Michael Lairmore’s annual State of the School address on May 21st, he congratulated the school for being named #1 again worldwide by QS World Rankings. The school’s mission to advance the health of animals, people and the environment remains more vital than ever as the world faces the current coronavirus pandemic, he said. While the global health crisis has impacted the school’s budget and resulted in income loss, Lairmore highlighted that it has also brought the role of veterinarians to the forefront of global health.
Over the course of his virtual presentation, Lairmore outlined the collaborative research underway at the school to address the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. He also included school updates, recognized outstanding faculty and staff, and provided a summary of accomplishments that align with the school's strategic plan.