Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine

Through the assistance of a grant from the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) established a Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CPCVM). This Center has become a national resource to train veterinary students and graduate veterinarians for career opportunities within this broad area of the profession.

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!

    Veterinary medicine truly is a profession with wide-ranging opportunities. Those who desire to become a part of the profession must be prepared to anticipate and to adapt to society's changing needs. Exciting and fulfilling careers await those who are prepared to meet the challenge.

    The Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine is the national resource for educational opportunities other than fee-for-service clinical practice.

    For further information, please contact:

    Nathaniel Tablante, DVM, MPVM, MSc, CPCVM Associate Director
    Phone: 301-314-6810
    Fax: 301-314-6855