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The vision is to be a nationally and internationally recognized Animal Science department that contributes to solving future challenges within sustainable farm animal production and conducts related research for the benefit of human nutrition and health. 

The mission is to perform basic, strategic and applied research and innovation within the Department’s core activities: health, welfare and nutrition. The activities make up the science-based foundation for ANIVETs teaching, public sector consultancy and collaboration with business and industry.

The strategy 2016-2020 within the core acitivties has had a strong focus on how to strengthen and further develop ANIVETs research efforts to create, collect and disseminate new knowledge in relation to sustainable farm animal production. 

See ANIVETs strategy 2023 - 2025: Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Strategy 2025.