VIRTUAL TOWN HALL
June 4, 2020
"What to Expect During Unexpected Times"
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine’s fifth dean, M. Daniel Givens, DVM, PhD, DACT, DACVM (Virology), held a livestreaming town hall to discuss his ideas around the values that shape VA-MD Vet Med, specifically the enduring beliefs regarding the concrete and operational actions through which the college seeks to achieve its goals. He also discussed his service in the dean’s role and how he will engage with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and college partners in his decision-making process. In closing, Dean Givens answered questions submitted by the community.
An interdisciplinary approach to research
Operating as a single multi-disciplinary Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences (BMVS) graduate program, the M.S. and Ph.D. curricula are designed to prepare students to be scholars and researchers who will benefit animal and human health by advancing veterinary and biomedical knowledge.
Our programs of study — courses, laboratory and field research, clinical experience, and teaching opportunities — are flexible and tailored to meet individual students' needs, depending on academic background, professional experience, and career goals. The college prides itself on the high quality of student mentoring, advising, and support services.
Multiple research tracks available
Annual Research Symposium
Required grant writing and ethics course
Weekly seminar series
Coursework in current research technologies
Graduate teaching assistant opportunities
Active student program association
Recent graduates have found positions in academia, industry, and government