Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Virginia Kiefer Corrigan, DVM, MPH, Diplomate ABVP

Assistant Professor
Community Practice
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Education

  • 2016
    Master of Public Health
    Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2010
    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
    The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
    Knoxville, TN
  • 2006
    BA, Zoology, Minor in Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude
    Miami University
    Oxford, OH

Board Certification

2015 - American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Canine/Feline Practice

Professional & Research Interests

  • Advances in Small Animal Medicine/Surgery
  • Human- Animal Bond Studies
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary Medical Education
  • Veterinarian-Client Communications

Professional Experience

  • 2016-present
    Assistant Professor, Community Practice
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2013-2016
    Resident: ABVP (Canine/Feline), MPH Candidate, emphasis on Human-Animal Bond studies
    Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2011-2013
    Associate Veterinarian, Small Animal General Practice and Emergency
    Animal Medical Hospital
    Charlotte, NC
  • 2010-2011
    Intern, Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency
    VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital
    Denver, CO

Honors & Awards

  • 2012-2013
    AVMA Future Leaders Program Member
  • 2009
    Phi Zeta Honor Society
  • 2008
    John C. New, Jr. Award for Promotion of the Human- Animal Bond
  • 2008
    Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • 2008
    Merck Award for Student Leadership
  • 2007
    Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture
  • 2006
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Professional Memberships

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Association of Public Health Veterinarians

Selected Publications

  1. Corrigan, V.K., Legendre, A.M., Wheat, L.J., Mullis, R., Johnson, B., Bemis, D.A. and Cepero, L. (2016), Treatment of Disseminated Aspergillosis with Posaconazole in 10 Dogs. J Vet Intern Med, 30: 167–173. doi:10.1111/jvim.13795.
  2. Kiefer VR, et. al. Cultural Competence in Veterinary Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Vol 243, No. 3, August 2013. In Press.
  3. Newkirk KM, Van Amstel SR, Kiefer VR. Lipid Emboli in a Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig (Sus Scofra). Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996, USA. V Vet Diagn Invest, Vol. 24, Number 3, May 2012.
  4. Castro JR, Adair HS 3rd, Radecki SV, Kiefer VR, Elliot SB, Longhofer SL. Effects of domperidone on digitallaminar microvascular blood flow in clinically normal adult horses. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996, USA. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Mar, 71 (3): 281-7.