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Virginia Kiefer Corrigan, DVM, MPH, DABVP–Canine/Feline Practice, CCRP, CHPV

Adjunct Faculty
  • Community Practice
Virginia Corrigan
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

MPH, 2016
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

DVM, 2010
College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

BA, Zoology, Minor in Neuroscience, Magna Cum Laude, 2006
Miami University
Oxford, OH

  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, 2019
  • Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian, 2019
  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners—Canine/Feline Practice, 2015
  • Advances in small animal medicine/surgery
  • Human-animal bond studies
  • Public health
  • Veterinary medical education
  • Veterinarian-client communications

2021-present
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2016-2021
Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Practice
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2013-2016
Resident: ABVP (Canine/Feline), MPH Candidate, emphasis on human-animal bond studies
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2011-2013
Associate Veterinarian, Small Animal General Practice and Emergency

Animal Medical Hospital
Charlotte, NC

2010-2011
Intern, Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Emergency

VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital
Denver, CO

  • AVMA Future Leaders Program Member, 2012-2013
  • Phi Zeta Honor Society, 2009
  • John C. New, Jr. Award for Promotion of the Human- Animal Bond, 2008
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 2008
  • Merck Award for Student Leadership, 2008
  • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society for Agriculture, 2007
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2006
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
  • International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
  • International Society for Anthrozoology
  • International Association for Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  1. Robino A. E., Corrigan, V.K., Anderson B., Werre S., Farley J. S., Marmagas S. W., Buechner-Maxwell V. (2020) College Student Mental Health in an Animal-Assisted Intervention Program: A Preliminary Study, Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, DOI: 10.1080/15401383.2020.1757002, 26 April 2020.
  2. Zlotnick, M., Corrigan, V.K., Griffin, E., Alayon, M., Hungerford, L., Incidence of Health and Behavior Problems in Service Dog Candidates Neutered at Various Ages. Front. Vet. Sci., 08 October 2019.
  3. Boyle, S.F., Corrigan, V.K., et al., Evaluation of Risk of Zoonotic Pathogen Transmission in a University-Based Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) Program. Front. Vet. Sci., 04 June 2019.
  4. Corrigan, V.K., et. al. Assessing Differences in Understanding of Companion Animal Preventive Care Between the Veterinary Healthcare Team and Pet Owners in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. J Vet Med Edu, 2019, 46 (1), 56-76.
  5. Corrigan, V.K., Pierce B., Hosig K. Dog ownership, physical activity, and health-related quality of life in veterinary students: a cross-sectional study. J Vet Med Edu, 2018, 45 (1): 51-63.
  6. Nappier M. T.,Corrigan, V.K. et al. Evaluating Checklist Use in Companion Animal Wellness Visits in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital: A Preliminary Study. Front. Vet. Sci., 09 June 2017.
  7. Corrigan, V.K., Legendre, A.M., Wheat, L.J., Mullis, R., Johnson, B., Bemis, D.A. and Cepero, L. (2016), Treatment of Disseminated Aspergillosis with Posaconazole in 10 Dogs. J Vet Intern Med, 30: 167–173. doi:10.1111/jvim.13795.
  8. Kiefer VR, et. al. Cultural Competence in Veterinary Practice. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Vol 243, No. 3, August 2013. In Press.
  9. Newkirk KM, Van Amstel SR, Kiefer VR. Lipid Emboli in a Vietnamese Pot-Bellied Pig (Sus Scofra). Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996, USA. V Vet Diagn Invest, Vol. 24, Number 3, May 2012.
  10. Castro JR, Adair HS 3rd, Radecki SV, Kiefer VR, Elliot SB, Longhofer SL. Effects of domperidone on digitallaminar microvascular blood flow in clinically normal adult horses. Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville TN 37996, USA. Am J Vet Res. 2010 Mar, 71 (3): 281-7.