Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) is headquartered at the college's Blacksburg campus and maintains a Washington, D.C. presence with faculty working at its College Park campus. Established more than two decades ago, the center has a long history of training veterinary students and graduate veterinarians for careers outside of traditional private clinical practice.

The center plays a vital role in:

  • Oversight of the Public and Corporate track in the college's DVM program
  • Preparing students for public and corporate sector careers
  • Serving as a resource for veterinarians who wish to make a career redirection

News & Activities

Career Transition Workshop to be held March 15-16, 2019

The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine will host a one-and-a-half-day workshop in College Park, Maryland on March 15-16 for graduate veterinarians in all stages of their professional careers to explore career alternatives and the process of career transition. View workshop details and registration information.


Dr. Ron DeHaven joins the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Ron DeHaven, former CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association, has joined the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine on a part-time basis to work on developing standardized public and corporate clerkships. Learn more about Dr. DeHaven.


Valerie Ragan honored with AVMA’s 2017 Public Service Award

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) presented Valerie Ragan, director of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, with its 2017 Public Service Award at the AVMA Convention in Indianapolis. The AVMA Public Service Award recognizes an AVMA member for outstanding public service while an employee of a government agency or for education of veterinarians in public service activities. Learn more about Ragan's award.


Cassidy Rist recognized among Emory University’s 40 Under Forty

Cassidy Rist, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Population Health Sciences, has been named among the 40 Under Forty by the Emory Alumni Association. Rist, who earned her master of public health degree in global epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, supports programs and initiatives in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. Learn more about Rist's recognition.


Veterinary Student Travel Awards for USAHA Anuual Meeting

The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine is soliciting applications for veterinary student attendance at the 2019 United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) annual conference, which meets jointly with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnostics (AAVLD). Several $500 Travel Awards will be granted to students to offset travel expenses for the annual joint USAHA/AAVLD Meeting on October 12-18, 2017, in San Diego, California. The USAHA has agreed to waive registration fees for veterinary students attending the meeting. The deadline for applications is Sept. 9, 2019. Learn more about the travel awards.


Career Transition Survey

College seeks donations for Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Travel Scholarship

A newly launched Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Scholarship aims to change the limiting factor of the high cost of travel and housing when students plan their training experiences. Learn more about the Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Travel Scholarship.