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Center for Veterinary Medicine
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The Center for Veterinary Medicine is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization committed to our mission of protecting human and animal health through excellence, innovation, and leadership. We are comprised of six offices and are located in both Rockville, Maryland and Laurel, Maryland.
Our High Performance Organization
CVM is a High Performance Organization (HPO), one that pursues its vision and mission by improving systematically with feedback from internal and external stakeholders. HPO is rooted in the ideas of continual improvement and leadership as a mindset, not a title—both of which occur within the context of a positive, supportive, and caring work environment.
Our Leadership Philosophy
We are dedicated, creative, trustworthy, competent individuals ...who want to do a good job. We are motivated by a sense of duty to our mission and co-workers, and a desire for continual improvement in our organization’s performance. Each of us assumes technical, management, and leadership responsibilities for our work. We are committed to increasing the quality of our lives and believe that the performance of the organization is enhanced by investing in the growth and development of the individual. We feel responsible for and dedicated to each other’s and CVM’s success. We are committed to serving each other, our customers, and our stakeholders with fairness and respect.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At CVM, we take great pride in celebrating diversity and are committed to maintaining an inclusive workplace that reflects the public we serve. We believe an organizational culture and work environment that nourishes the individual differences and varying perspectives of our employees is integral to the success of our mission. In order for our Center to effectively protect human and animal health now and in the future, we must continue to have a diverse and inclusive workforce. As we work together to share responsibility for the entire organization, being diverse and inclusive is not something we do, but rather is the foundation on which we operate. Accordingly, CVM encourages open communication, provides fair and equitable opportunities, and empowers employees with the resources and support they need to advance and support our mission as well as their own unique talents.
We are a mission-driven, public health, regulatory Center. Safeguarding human and animal health is what we do. We serve our stakeholders and hold their trust in the highest regard. Collaboration and communication, across all disciplines, are the tools we use to provide the greatest level of service.
Everyone makes a difference. Each of us contributes our ideas and skills to influence CVM’s direction regardless of their title or position. New leaders emerge every day.
We continuously learn, stretch, and grow. We provide opportunities for people to develop their skills and cultivate diverse talents. Our individual expertise is the expertise of the organization.
CVM appreciates the exceptional people who work here. We encourage and support everyone to dream, inspire each other, and live our best lives, personally and professionally. We celebrate all life experiences, cultures, and backgrounds for the wealth of perspectives they bring to CVM.
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