Mentors and students talking at mentor day during Connect 2023.

The veterinary college is a hub for animal and human health experts focused on research, leadership, and life-saving discoveries. As a proud alumnus of the veterinary college, you have multiple opportunities to get involved through mentoring current students and advocating for philanthropic support for advanced training, essential scholarships, and cutting-edge facilities. Get involved today and make a lasting impact on the future of veterinary medicine.

Mentor Program

The Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA) Mentor Program provides mentorship opportunities between VMCVM students and practitioners across Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Any veterinarian can be a mentor. It does not matter where or when you graduated from veterinary school, nor do you have to be a member of a state veterinary medical association. When you sign-up to be a mentor, the VVMA will assign you with one or more students. An opportunity to meet and interact with your mentee(s) occurs annually, in the fall, on “Mentor Day”. It’s a wonderful way to give back to the students and prepare them for their future in veterinary medicine.

Mentor Program registration coming soon.

Make a Gift

Part of Virginia Tech, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine brings together today’s animal and human health experts to propel discoveries, shape leaders, and save lives. Philanthropic support from alumni, clients, and friends is essential in allowing the college to:

  • Provide advanced training that produces highly skilled and effective veterinarians and public health professionals.
  • Advance vital research benefiting animal and human health.
  • Award essential student scholarships to ensure promising applicants may attend without incurring overwhelming debt.
  • Incorporate state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to ensure the best care possible for animals.
  • Recruit, maintain, and support world-class faculty and researchers.

Humans and animals share one world, and our health and well-being are deeply interconnected. Not only do animals provide joy, companionship, and livelihoods, insights into their health provide a window into our own. Join us to build a healthier world for all.

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Wellness Memorial Fund

The Wellness Memorial Fund was created to honor alumni and dedicated members of the college community who have died. Their influence and impact on the college and its students, faculty, and staff will be memorialized through important contributions that will drive wellness projects and initiatives.

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DVM Student Scholarships

The rising educational debt-to-salary ratio is considered one of the most serious issues facing veterinary colleges across the country. Scholarship support plays a crucial role in reducing the burden of educational debt and creating opportunities for underserved populations. 
» Download the PDF to learn more

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Public Health

The Public Health Program is grounded in an interdisciplinary “One Health” approach. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human health, animal health, and the environment and encompasses the interdisciplinary efforts of medical, veterinary, and public health professionals to protect, promote, and improve health. 
» Download the PDF to learn more

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Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences Annual Fund

BMVS 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 its high quality of student mentoring, advising, and support services. Help support these endeavors by donating to the annual fund.

To support any of the highlighted support areas, you can follow the direct giving links provided. To support others funds online, you can follow the below instructions.

  1. Go to the secure Virginia Tech On-Line Giving page. This page will open in a new browser window so you may refer back to these instructions by minimizing the giving window.
  2. The "Select an area" dropbox will be prepopulated with "College of Veterinary Medicine.
  3. Use the "Select a fund" dropbox to select the fund you would like to support. If you wish to support a fund not listed, please select "Other" and a "Designation" box will appear where you can enter the fund name.
  1. Download and print our Gift Contribution Form (PDF)
  2. Make your check payable to "Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc."
  3. Send the completed form and your check to:
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Development Office
    225 Duck Pond Drive
    Blacksburg, VA 24061