Bryant returns to veterinary college as alumni director
July 11, 2023
Jasmine Bryant ’12 DVM ’17 has returned to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine (VMCVM) as the director of alumni and referring practitioners relations, starting her new position this week in the Office of Advancement.
“I am really excited to be back in Blacksburg and at VMCVM, and hope to be a valuable asset to the college and the alumni community," Bryant said.
Bryant will lead engagement of the college’s more than 4,000 professional and graduate program alumni. She also will serve as the primary liaison between referring veterinary practitioners in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia and the college’s three hospitals – the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, and Animal Cancer Care and Research Center in Roanoke.
Bryant comes to the veterinary college after five years as a shelter veterinarian at the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection at Roanoke. She has also worked as an associate veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital, also in Roanoke.
Originally from Staunton, Virginia, Bryant moved to Blacksburg in 2008 to attend Virginia Tech, graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife sciences. She remained in Blacksburg to pursue her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, obtaining that in 2017.
“I want to start getting to know the current alumni and also get to know the new students, so we can capitalize on that moving forward,” said Bryant.
Bryant, her fiancé, Derrick, and son, Dominic, reside in Salem. They have a dog Nikalai – also a veterinary college alum, Bryant notes, from the Multidiscipline Laboratories dog socialization program. Bryant enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.
Bryant fills the role previously held by Cassie Wagner, who left in November to become student services representative for the American Veterinary Medical Association Trust. Wagner had served in the role for more than four years.