What We Do
- Teach -
We impart the knowledge and skills required for future public practice veterinarians.
- Advise -
We offer career pathways and mentor students and veterinarians interested in career transition.
- Demonstrate Leadership -
We stay engaged as leaders in both national and international public and corporate
- Inspire -
We utilize the passion of seasoned professionals to share successes, invigorate students and veterinarians, and
address the challenges of evolving global interdependencies.
News & Activities
Veterinary Student Travel Awards available for USAHA/AAVLD 2014 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 2014 joint United States Animal Health
Association (USAHA) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) meeting. Up to fifteen competitive $500 Travel Awards will be granted to students to offset travel expenses to the annual joint USAHA/AAVLD Meeting on October 16-22, 2014 in Kansas City, MO. 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. 15, 2014. 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)
Recent Faculty Activities
- Dr. Valerie Ragan, director of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, was
invited to travel to Schaumburg, Ill., to address the American Veterinary Medical Association Executive Board
about public and corporate veterinary medicine, including trends and opportunities for veterinarians.
- Dr. Valerie Ragan traveled to Armenia in May as part of the grant from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture's Foreign Agriculture Service to provide technical assistance for animal health capacity building
in the Caucasus. Ragan conducted a workshop on the creation of standardized protocol development, working
with an Armenian task force established to develop protocols for anthrax prevention and outbreak response.
In this second workshop, the team worked to refine details on a draft protocol started earlier in the year after
an initial workshop for the project.
- Dr. Valerie Ragan traveled to Trinidad to participate in a meeting attended by 17 officials from the
Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Food Production (including the minister) in Trinidad, as well as
representatives of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the Pan American Health Organization.
Dr. Mike Neafsey, then a fourth-year combined DVM and Master of Public Health
student, also presented the findings from his research there over the past month. The veterinary college had
agreed to assist Trinidad's Ministry of Food Production in obtaining baseline data to inform and make
recommendations towards the development of a national brucellosis surveillance and eradication program,
which was the focus of Neafsey's work. Ragan assisted Neafsey in presenting his findings and provided
recommendations to officials. The country's Minister of Food Production stated that the data generated
was sufficient and significant for the country.