We live in a time of rapid transformation with our understanding of medicine, including veterinary medicine changing and expanding. So too, technology marches forward leading to promises of better treatments and the hope of new cures. While exciting, these opportunities create additional challenges to remain current in knowledge, equipment and serving the needs of the animal-owning public. The Dean’s Fund for Excellence allows Dean Carolyn Henry the flexibility to respond equally swiftly. Whether seizing an entrepreneurial opportunity to expand our services, moving promising research forward or attending to more mundane, but equally important issues, such as equipment repairs, the fund helps ensure support for the college’s most urgent needs and possibilities.