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    Public/Corporate Track , article

    Through the public and corporate (PC) academic 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.

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Public Health Vet Careers!

A video was established to give veterinary students the opportunity to learn more about public practice career opportunities from a panel of veterinarians with a wide variety of experience in this important area of veterinary medicine. Each panel member gives a brief overview of their career, the path they followed into public practice, and career guidance.  A link to the full video (1 hour, 38 minutes) is available at the bottom of this page.  A transcript is available with the video. 

While we consider it best to watch the full video for context and general advice, we have included direct links to each speaker's presentation for those students who may have specific areas of interest.


Starting at 6:31.

Dr. DeBonis is a pet food safety consultant, and former Lt. Colonel in US Army Veterinary Corps.  

Starting at 15:20.

Dr. Gilsdorf is a veterinary consultant, and former Director of National Center for Animal Health Programs within the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). 

Starting at 19:05.

Dr. Annelli is the Executive Vice President of the National Association of Federal Veterinarians (NAFV), former Director of several units within USDA.

Starting at 34:37.

Dr. Bennett is the State Veterinarian for New York, and former Supervisory Public Health Veterinarian within USDA.

Starting at 43:26.

Dr. Egbe is the Chief Veterinary Medical Officier in HHS's Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR), National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), and National Veterinary Response Team (NVRT). 

Starting at 1:02:10.

Dr. Ragan is the Director of the Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM)

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