CPCVM to host Career Transition Workshop, Nov. 1-2, 2012
The CPCVM will host a two-day workshop for graduate veterinarians in all stages of their professional careers to explore career alternatives. The workshop will be held on Nov. 1-2 at the Avrum Gudelsky Center in College Park, Md. learn more
Federal Government Announces New Career Pathway Programs
In an effort to promote employment opportunities in the Federal workforce for students and recent graduates, the Federal government has employed Executive Order 13562, entitled "Recruiting and Hiring Students and Recent Graduates." The Executive order includes three programs, known collectively as the Pathways Programs, which include two new programs—the Internship Program and the Recent Graduates Program—and the third newly-modified Presidential Management Fellows Program (PMF). As directed by the Executive order, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management has issued a final Pathways Rule which aims to improve recruiting efforts, offer access to Federal internships, and to provide valuable career training and development opportunities for students. learn more (PDF)
Veterinary Student Travel Awards available for USAHA/AAVLD 2012 annual meeting
To promote student interest in careers in public veterinary practice and diagnostic veterinary medicine, the Veterinary Student Travel Awards program is soliciting applications for veterinary student attendance at the 2012 joint United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) meeting. Ten competitive $500 Travel Awards will be granted to students to offset travel expenses to the annual joint USAHA/AAVLD Meeting on October 17-24, 2012 in Greensboro, NC. The AAVLD and USAHA have agreed to waive registration fees for veterinary students attending the meeting. Veterinary students from all U.S. colleges of veterinary medicine are eligible to apply. The deadline for applications is Sept. 4, 2012. learn more
Ms. Arielle Higgins joins CPCVM with United States Animal Health Association support
Join us in welcoming Ms. Arielle Higgins to CPCVM. Ms. Higgins is a junior pre-veterinary student majoring in animal science in the UMD Honor's College, on the Dean's List, and holds both a UM Scholarship and President's Scholarship. She brings an impressive background of academics, work experience in the food industry, and support experience in poultry research. Her volunteer activities include work with a therapeutic riding program and an animal shelter. This position, supported through funding from USAHA, will enhance current and future programs identified in the Memoranda of Understanding between USAHA and American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians with the CPCVM.
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey assumes AAVMC committee posts
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey was installed as Chairman of the AAVMC International Affairs Committee at the AVMA Convention held in St. Louis. He was also selected to be the AAVMC Representative to the AVMA Committee for International Veterinary Affairs.
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey speaks at World Veterinary Year Symposium
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey delivered a presentation on "The Veterinarian's Growing Role in Disaster Response" at the World Veterinary Year Symposium, a day-long symposium highlighting past, present, and future contributions of the veterinary profession to global one health.
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey delivers BG McNellis Memorial lecture
Dr. Gary Vroegindewey delivered the BG McNellis Memorial lecture at the 57th International Veterinary Military Medical Symposium in Wroclaw, Poland on May 10, 2011. The audience included military veterinarians from 14 countries and professional organizations including Dr. Larry Kornegay, president of AVMA. Dr. Vroegindewey's presentation "White Water-Bright Lines" explored global drivers in a turbulent environment and the critical need for values based leadership.