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:

  • 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

Career Transition Workshop to be held Oct. 9-10, 2015

The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine will host a two-day workshop in College Park, Maryland on Oct. 9-10 for graduate veterinarians in all stages of their professional careers to explore career alternatives and the process of career transition. This workshop will cover career opportunities, career assessment, resume building, interviewing, professional networking, job searching, training/education, budgeting, and other key career transition issues. The early bird registration deadline is Sept. 19, 2015.
View workshop details and registration information.

USAHA/AAVLD Veterinary Student Travel Awards

The Veterinary Student Travel Awards program is soliciting applications for veterinary student attendance at the 2015 joint United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) meeting on Oct. 22-28, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island. Up to 17 competitive $500 travel awards will be granted to students to offset travel expenses to the meeting. The deadline for applications is Sept. 15, 2015.
Learn more about the travel awards.

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. View the full press release.

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. View the full press release.