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 the following:

  • Administering 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 and Activities

Online Career Transition Workshop

Hosted by the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine
in partnership with Kansas State University Olathe

August 12, 13, 14 · 6-8 p.m. EST

August 20, 21 · 6-8 p.m. EST

August 22 · 3-6 p.m. EST

Need a change? Want new challenges? Feeling burned out? Learn how to create a new career path!

This online career transition workshop for veterinarians will include information on career opportunities in public and corporate veterinary medicine, with a particular emphasis on careers in the animal health industry.

Topics covered include career and self-assessment, resume building, professional networking, job searching, and other key career transition issues.

Format will feature short lectures, individual and group activities, group discussions, expert panels, and networking opportunities.

Invited speakers include representatives from the American Association of Industry Veterinarians, Dechra, Bayer, Zoetis, federal and state veterinarians, and more!

WHERE: Online via Zoom platform — Details on Zoom use will be sent upon registration.

COST: $195

MAXIMUM NUMBER of PARTICIPANTS: 50

FINAL DAY to REGISTER: Wednesday, August 5, at midnight (or when 50 registrations have been received)

For more information, contact CareerT@vt.edu.

Ron DeHaven joins the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Ron DeHaven

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

Valerie Ragan

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. More about Ragan's award

Cassidy Rist recognized among Emory University’s 40 Under Forty

Cassidy Rist

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 Master of Public Health in global epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, supports programs and initiatives in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. More about Rist's recognition

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