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Information for Veterinary Students

DVM Public & Corporate Track Students

Through the public and corporate (PC) track, students interested in careers beyond private clinical practice will be able to immerse themselves in advanced coursework and identify externship opportunities that will prepare them to be leaders in the field of public and corporate veterinary medicine. Courses in the PC track curriculum train students to take a systems approach in addressing complex health problems at the intersection of human, animal, and environmental health. Content focuses on developing knowledge and skills critical to maintaining healthy populations, translating science to policy, and communicating across diverse audiences. The approach is broad so that students can apply what they learn to their specific career interest area.

Students who graduate from the PC track are also well prepared for private practice, which is sometimes a first stepping stone in a planned pathway towards future careers in public practice. Learn more here:

https://dvm.vetmed.vt.edu/about-dvm-program/dvm-curriculum/tracking-curriculum/public-corporate-track.html

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Travel Scholarship Information

The CPCVM oversees and administers two travel scholarships for students, including:

  • The Veterinary Public Practice Scholarship provides travel reimbursement up to $1,000 for students who participate in public or corporate veterinary externships. Awards are competitive. Funding for 2021-2022 is still pending and will be reassessed in Fall 2021, based on the COVID-19 situation.
  • The United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) / American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) Veterinary Student Scholarship provides $599 travel stipends to attend the annual USAHA / AAVLD fall conference. Awards are competitive and the application period typically opens in late August.