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What is Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine?

What is public and corporate veterinary medicine?

Nearly 25 percent of the nation's veterinarians have careers in areas other than private practice. Collectively, this broad area is referred to as public and corporate veterinary medicine, where a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities are available.

Public and corporate veterinary career opportunities

It is expected that employment opportunities in the public and corporate sectors of the profession will continue to expand. Employers for veterinarians in this sector include:

  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Industrial corporations (pharmaceutical and biological companies, and contracting laboratories)
  • International organizations in the United States and overseas
  • Non-profit institutions (research institutes, zoos, wildlife centers, and humane societies)
  • Academic institutions

Organizations employ veterinarians in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Administration and management
  • Animal welfare
  • Biomedical research
  • Comparative medicine
  • Diagnostic medicine
  • Disease control and eradication
  • Drug development and evaluation
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Laboratory animal medicine
  • Pathology
  • Policy
  • Public health
  • Regulatory medicine
  • Toxicology
  • Wildlife conservation
  • Zoological / aquatic medicine
  • and more!