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Virginia CorriganDVM, MPH, DABVP, CCRP, CHPV

Virginia Corrigan


Virginia Corrigan, DVM, MPH, DABVP, CCRP, CHPV

Virginia Corrigan (Virginia Tech ‘15, University of Tennessee ‘10, Miami University ‘06) is a veterinarian and educator, and passionate about the human-animal bond, One Health, and wellbeing. She is certified in Canine Rehabilitation, Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and is a Diplomate in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. She recently joined Appalachian State University as the Director for a new Bachelor’s degree program in Veterinary Technology. Prior to this position, she was a faculty member at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Community Practice and Rehabilitation. She has also worked in private general and emergency medicine practice.

Virginia has enjoyed being involved in the advancement of the profession and giving back to the community. She was in one of the inaugural classes of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Future Leaders program and is currently a member of the AVMA Steering Committee on Human-Animal Interactions. She has served as a facilitator with the Veterinary Leadership Institute in 2016, 2017, and 2022 and has participated in numerous community volunteer spay and neuter events, including with the Remote Area Medical Society in Peru. She was recently selected to participate in the seventh cohort of the Homeward Bound project, a global leadership initiative for women in STEMM careers aiming to heighten the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape our planet.

Virginia is passionate about the field of veterinary medicine and considers herself fortunate to be in a profession amongst the most caring and compassionate people on Earth. She believes in empowering all veterinary professionals to achieve their full potential and finding innovative solutions to promote positive change. Rounding out her life outside of work, Virginia enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her amazing husband, three young children, and four animal companions (two cats and two dogs). She loves to read, go on walks and explore the outdoors around her new home in Western NC, and visit with family and friends.