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

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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.

Classes of 2021 and 2022

Timothy Bolton, DVM, DACVIM

Clinical Assistant Professor, Small Animal Internal Medicine

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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    Photo of 2022 Ryan Aday Memorial Award winners, Kirsten Kohl and Madi Bautista
    Ryan 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 Department of Population Health Sciences selects two graduating MPH students from each concentration who have demonstrated excellence in academics and public health service as award recipients.

Delta Omega Inductees Class of 2021
Delta Omega Inductees Class of 2021

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.

Dr. Villm and cat
Dr. Villm examining a feline patient

VA-MD Vet Med Outstanding Master's Degree Student

Jessica Villm

M.S., biomedical and veterinary sciences
Small animal internal medicine resident

Dr. Luo's Lab
From left: Leila Abdelhamid, Xavier Cabana Puig, Xin Luo, Jiangdi Mao, and Brianna Swartwout

VA-MD Vet Med Outstanding Doctoral Degree Student

Leila Abdelhamid

Ph.D., biomedical and veterinary sciences
Xin Luo Laboratory

Dr. Dahlgren, resident, and LVT giving an equine exam
Dr. Dahlgren, far right, examining an equine patient

VA-MD Vet Med Outstanding Faculty Mentor

Linda Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Professor of Large Animal Surgery
Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences