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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

Dr. Bess Pierce earns top national veterinary honor
Dr. Bess Pierce, associate professor in the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, has earned the highest veterinary honor in the nation for work in the human-animal bond. The American Veterinary Medical Association presented Pierce with the 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year Award at its Veterinary Leadership Conference in Chicago earlier this year. Learn more


Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine now headquartered in Blacksburg
The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has moved its Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine from College Park, Maryland, to Blacksburg. “The move allows the center to have a closer relationship with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in Blacksburg with greater access to students pursuing the public and corporate veterinary medicine track,” said Dr. Valerie Ragan, director of the center. Learn more