Thank you for your interest in supporting the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. Your donation of any amount will support our mission to provide veterinary students with the necessary skills and knowledge to be outstanding scientists and leaders in public or corporate veterinary practice, and to provide veterinarians with appropriate training and resources needed to identify, pursue, and obtain career opportunities that are a good personal and professional fit.
Center for Public & Corporate Veterinary Medicine Annual Fund
With a gift of any amount to the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine Annual Fund, you'll help support the areas of greatest need. Contributions to this fund will be used to advance the mission of CPCVM, such as operational support, career transition workshops and modules, and more.
Frank P. Van Dresser Public & Corporate Veterinary Medicine Scholarship
Established by Dr. William Van Dresser, a founding member of the veterinary college, to honor of his father, this scholarship was created to benefit exceptional individuals interested in the practice of public or corporate veterinary medicine. It is awarded each year to a third-year veterinary student in the public corporate track to facilitate their participation in a CPCVM clerkship in their fourth year.
When most people hear the word 'veterinarian', they think of private clinical practice. But this is only one area of veterinary medicine; nearly 25% of the nation's veterinarians have careers in public service or corporate settings where they play essential roles in the advancement of the community at large.
The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM) develops the skills of these veterinarians through the public and corporate veterinary medicine academic track for students, and through career transition workshops, modules, and other resources for veterinarians who found their passion for public and corporate veterinary medicine later in their career.
Your support can help the Center advance its mission by allowing us to:
- Provide essential scholarship support to CPCVM students, helping to reduce the financial burden of their required externships.
- Grow and improve career transition workships, online modules, and other resources for current veterinarians.
Article ItemThe importance and value of externships , article
Sam Grossberg (DVM/MPH '16) reflects on the essential role externships play in developing the skills to be successful in public and corporate veterinary medicine while acknowledging the financial burden it places on students.
Article ItemA student's experience in Kenya , article
Corrin Markey (DVM/MPH '22) describes the wide variety of experiences she had during her 6-week trip to Kenya. The complex and rigorous nature of veterinary medicine, combined with the total immersion in different cultures, often combine to make externships the most memorable and influential part of the student's academic journey.