The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine proudly conferred 122 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, 27 Master of Public Health degrees — including six dual DVM/MPH degrees — and five Master of Science degrees in biomedical and veterinary sciences at its 2021 commencement ceremonies in Lane Stadium.
DVM Program Commencement
May 10, Lane Stadium
Article ItemClass of 2021: Veterinary student Victoria Simpson named class valedictorian , article
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree candidate in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, Simpson is the Class of 2021 valedictorian, an achievement that has earned her the Richard B. Talbot Award, named for the college's founding dean.Date: May 10, 2021
Article ItemDavid Toomey named 2021 Outstanding Graduating Student for the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine , article
As a student, Toomey was involved in the Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, as well as the Christian Veterinary Fellowship Club, which led to a weeklong mission in Olancho, Honduras, where he participated in the spaying, neutering, and vaccinating of more than 150 cats and dogs.Date: May 11, 2021
Outstanding Instructor Awards
These awards are presented by each DVM class to a faculty member in recognition of commitment to teaching and the impact that good teachers have on the careers of the veterinarians they train.
Class of 2021 / Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
National Society of Phi Zeta, Chi Chapter
First organized in 1925 at Cornell University, Phi Zeta is the honor society of veterinary medicine that recognizes and promotes scholarship and research in matters pertaining to the welfare and diseases of animals. Induction of DVM candidates into Phi Zeta occurs annually: Those third-year students who rank scholastically in the top 10% of their class and those fourth-year students who rank scholastically in the top 25% of their class are inducted.
From its beginning, the aim of Phi Zeta has been to stand for constant advancement of the veterinary profession, for high educational requirements, and for rigorous scholarship.
Master of Public Health Program Commencement
May 11, Lane Stadium
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General ItemRyan C. Aday Memorial Award
Ryan Aday was an excellent and highly motivated student who completed his degree in health promotion at Virginia Tech. In his honor, Dr. and Mrs. David Aday created the Ryan C. Aday Memorial Award. Each spring, the MPH program selects as award recipients a graduating student from each concentration who has demonstrated excellence in academics and public health service.
Virginia Tech Graduate Education Week Awards
Each year during Graduate Education Week, Virginia Tech's Graduate School recognizes excellence among graduate students and faculty mentors university-wide. Students are selected by their colleges for their leadership, scholarship, research, and service in their fields. Faculty mentors are nominated by graduate students and chosen by their colleges.