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Letters to the Editor

Choosing a career beyond private practice

We applaud the recent calls for improved student awareness of the breadth of opportunities in the veterinary profession.1,2 Veterinary colleges provide excellent comprehensive education in clinical medicine and surgery, but in our opinion, often do too little to promote careers other than those in private clinical practice.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine has been offering veterinary education and training beyond private practice through its Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine for nearly three decades. The college curriculum is differentiated into several clinical practice tracks, along with a track in public