The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine proudly conferred 123 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, 31 Master of Public Health degrees — including 10 dual DVM/MPH degrees — and two Master of Science degrees in biomedical and veterinary sciences at its 2020 commencement ceremonies.

DVM Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony, 2016
DVM Class of 2020 White Coat Ceremony in 2016

Commencement program

DVM Class of 2020 Commencement Program
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Class Memories

Commemorate the class’s past four years through the members’ own lenses. Heartfelt thanks are extended to Chelsea Bond and Kellsie Mullikin, the class historians who pulled together the class’s favorite photos for this special experience.

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DVM Program Commencement Ceremony

This year marks the veterinary college’s 40th anniversary; and while we must be separated at this celebratory moment, the spirit of the community has never been stronger. As you celebrate and honor our graduates, please share your congratulations on social channels using #HokieGrad and #VetMed2020. Andrew Mann, the veterinary college’s digital content producer, created this special virtual ceremony.

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Here's to the Class of 2020!

Members of the VA-MD Vet Med family send a special message to the Class of 2020.

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Congratulations and thanks!

Veterinary Teaching Hospital clients honor the college's newest veterinarians.

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Valedictorian Kate Pouliot

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Outstanding Graduate April Gardner

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Veterinary college graduates commissioned into U.S. Army Veterinary Corps

VA-MD Vet Med congratulates Kristin Monique Blount, Haley Elizabeth Davis, and Carli Alese Williams upon their commissioning into the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps as captains on April 30, 2020.

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Master of Public Health Graduate Recognition

The college’s Public Health Program faculty, staff, and colleagues created a special video to recognize the program’s graduates, Delta Omega inductees, Ryan Aday Memorial Award winners, MPH Student Ambassadors, PHA@VT executive board members and service certificate recipients, and COVID-19 response volunteers.

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Virginia Tech Commencement 

Along with remarks from President Tim Sands, Provost Cyril Clarke, and featured speakers Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, a 2018 alumna of the College of Science; Hokie football's former defensive coordinator Bud Foster; and University Distinguished Professor of English Nikki Giovanni, each college dean delivers a message, and the graduating students are named.