Inspiring and Educating the Veterinary Specialists of the Future

Take the next step on your journey to becoming a successful veterinarian with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM). Hone crucial skills for a rewarding future with access to support and encouragement from our passionate faculty. 
Our college was founded in 1974 and welcomed its first students in 1977. Since then, we’ve educated thousands of students using state-of-the-art facilities and the latest veterinary-care techniques.

Core elements of our mission are caring for all animals’ health,  conducting innovative research and improving the quality of life for animals and their owners. 

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to an ethical approach in all areas of our work. We educate you and treat animals with a genuine passion and drive.
Choose from the following:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees
  • Master’s degrees
  • Doctor of Philosophy degrees
  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Medical Technology

Choose from multiple specializations to build your career upon, too, such as:

  • Clinical Medicine
  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious diseases
  • Toxicology
  • Aquatic medicine
  • Avian medicine
  • Production animal medicine

Departments and Units


MSU CVM is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education. The Animal Health Center maintains accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.
Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine also holds full accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC). The CVM’s Mississippi Veterinary Diagnostic and Research Laboratory System is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

Animal Health Center

The Animal Health Center (AHC) provides the highest standard of care for the public’s companion animals, horses and more. It works with local veterinarians referring animals to the AHC, and updates them on patients’ progress. 

Basic Sciences

Since 2001, the Department of Basic Sciences has focused on fundamental aspects of veterinary care, such as diseases, digital biology and toxicology. This is a core part of the veterinary curriculum’s first year. Faculty are dedicated to important training activities and classes for graduate and postdoctoral students.

Center for Environmental Health Sciences (CEHS)

Center for Environmental Health Sciences specializes in techniques for enhancing environmental health at a national and worldwide level. Its core disciplines include neurotoxicology, analytical chemistry, exposure assessment, computational chemistry and pesticide toxicology.

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Pathogen-Host Interactions

The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Pathogen-Host Interactions is supported by a grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This program undertakes in-depth research on pathogens and the hosts they affect to determine new treatment or control strategies. Students develop expert training in conducting research to prepare them for future projects.

Clinical Sciences

The Department of Clinical Sciences is focused on the care and treatment of companion animals and horses. Veterinarians in this department offer services in the Animal Health Center, and veterinary students in their third and fourth years work alongside them to gain a practical insight into caring for various animals. Residences include Neurology, Equine Surgery, Anesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging, Ophthalmology, Internal Medicine and Small Animal Surgery.

Diagnostic Laboratory System

The Diagnostic Laboratory System in Mississippi comprises: the CVM Diagnostic Laboratory in Mississippi State, MS; the Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl, MS; the Poultry Laboratory in Pearl, MS; and the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory in Stoneville, MS.
The System serves Mississippi’s 82 counties and covers clinical pathology, molecular diagnostics, virology, microbiology and more.

Pathobiology & Population Medicine

The Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine (PPM)’s faculty provide care and treatment for animals of various species. They have diverse specialties across reproductive problems, epidemiology, public health and food safety, enabling veterinary students and graduates to take part in comprehensive research projects.

Contact the College

College of Veterinary Medicine

  • 240 Wise Center Drive
  • P.O. Box 6100

Mississippi State, MS 39762