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Dr. Jay Kyle

Assistant Director, Career Development and College Relations

Dr. Jay Kyle

Originally from Maryland, Jay joined the Career and Professional Development team in 2016. After graduating from VMCVM, he spent 22 years in the Army where he served as a public health veterinarian in a wide range of assignments around the globe. This gave him a unique opportunity to work with medical professionals across the spectrum of healthcare and across a wide range of cultures. He is passionate about working with college students and helping them throughout their career journey. Through advising or presentations, Jay is available to assist students with resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, career/major exploration, self-development assessments, job searches, negotiating job and salary offers, networking skills, career fair preparation, and Linkedin help and guidance. He also works closely with students exploring or pursuing the military Health Professions Scholarship Program for any of the services.  

Key responsibilities

  • Liaison to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
  • Liaison to the College of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Liaison to the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Liaison to the Public Health Program
  • Liaison to Student Veterans

Educational background

Master of Strategic Studies
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

Master of Public Health
University of Texas, Houston, TX

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

B.S. Biology
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Professional organizations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions