The University of Arizona (UA) is Arizona’s premier research enterprise and home to world-class researchers who continually forge innovative pathways, form powerful collaborations, and make remarkable discoveries. Currently, UA ranks in the top 25 among public universities, with close to $700 million in research activity annually. The UA is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities—a group of 62 leading U.S. and Canadian universities distinguished by the breadth and quality of their research and graduate education programs. Notably, the addition of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) makes the UA one of only five universities nationally with Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Public Health, Pharmacy, Nursing, Agriculture, and Engineering on the same campus. To facilitate collaborative research programs among the colleges, a One Health faculty group has been founded at UA, and the CVM is a key component of the UA strategic plan to create a premier One Health research program.