Starting in 2012, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) initiated a number of continuing educational programs in China as part of an effort to build the college into a leading institute to provide quality veterinary education and research at international level. The success of these programs are partially due to the fast-paced economic development in China and high demand for expertise and knowledge in animal production and veterinary medicine. These programs have proved to be effective tools for knowledge dissemination and brand-building for both the CVM and the University of Minnesota. To further strengthen the CVM’s efforts to develop and implement global educational and research activities in China, the college established the CVM China Program Office.

Our mission
The mission of the CVM China Program Office is to promote the
CVM as the leading veterinary college at the global level with a focus
in China, through developing educational and training programs,
exploring and fostering international collaboration and partnerships,
and gaining access to additional teaching and research resources.

Signature Projects

The annual Leman China Swine Conference is held in Chinese cities, which brings together industry leaders and research experts from the US and China to discuss about swine production and research, disease prevention and elimination, swineherd managing, and public health. This conference plays the role of a platform for exchanging the latest knowledge, news, and progress in research and practice.

Leman China Scholarship is provided by ___________ and used to support _____________.

Morrison Sci & Practice Award is established to commemorate Dr. Robert Morrison’s contribution an impact to the industry, and to encourage the excellence of the next generation veterinary. Dr. Morrison has carried on the legacy of Allen D. Leman, one of his mentors when he was a graduate student at the U of M, as Morrison is the program chairman for the annual Allen D. Leman Swine Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has helped expand the reach with the introduction of Leman China Swine Conference.

The conference strives to present the latest developments in dairy management with the focus on udder health, reproductive performance and management, transition cow biology and management, young stock management, and profitability and sustainability, for the purpose of helping Chinese dairy producers to make profitable decisions.

The conference invites renowned speakers in the areas of small animal disease, diagnostics, and therapeutics, nutrition, and breeding from North America and around the world to present the latest knowledge and technologies to conference participants.