A broad network advancing animal and public health
The college's alumni society is comprised of more than 2,600 members. Our alumni work in veterinary hospitals, specialty practices, academic institutions, government agencies, research laboratories, international health organizations, military service, and even in the halls of Congress.
The impact of their work is felt in communities across the globe. They are:
- Providing care for family pets, working dogs, equine athletes, farm animals, and wildlife
- Playing crucial roles in protecting the safety of the food supply and biosecurity of our country
- Conducting biomedical research and developing better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases in animals and humans
- Responding to emergencies involving animal diseases and containing further spread of disease
- Assisting in disaster relief efforts by evacuating livestock and companion animals and reuniting them with their owners
Engaged alumni committed to service
VA-MD Vet Med alumni remain passionate about inventing the future of the college and profession through:
- Promoting communication and networking among alumni, faculty, students, staff, and friends of the college
- Actively participating, at times in leadership roles, in regional veterinary medical associations
- Teaching and mentoring veterinary students through the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and Maryland Veterinary Medical Association Mentor Program, serving as guest speakers for student organizations, and providing clerkship opportunities
- Participating in admission interviews, orientation activities, and matriculation and graduation ceremonies for the DVM program
- Providing feedback and advice to college leadership as members of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Advisory Board and the Admissions and Curriculum Advisory Board
- Serving as communication liaisons between their graduating class and the Alumni Board as members of the Alumni Council
Where are they now?
View the alumni spotlights on this page and the Careers in Veterinary Medicine page to learn about the pursuits and passions of some of our graduates.
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