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

College seeks donations for Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Travel Scholarship

A newly launched Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Scholarship aims to change the limiting factor of the high cost of travel and housing when students plan their training experiences. Learn more about the Veterinary Public Practice and Public Health Travel Scholarship.


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.