Introduction - The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and usefulness of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine (CGCVM or Center) as a national resource. Methodology - Questionnaires were mailed to graduates of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) from the classes of 1993 through 1997, as well as to graduates of other veterinary schools In the United States and Canada In the classes of 1994 through 1997 who had completed externships with the Center. Agencies and corporations that had hosted student clerkships In the 1997/1998 academic year and Deans of each veterinary school that has utilized the Center for student clerkships were also surveyed by mall. Conclusion - The results Indicate that the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine Is a valuable national resource for veterinary students Interested In public practice veterinary medicine and for veterinarians already In the work force seeking career advancement and/or career redirection.
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