Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine takes great pride in our role as an accredited college of veterinary medicine and the opportunities this bestows.

Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in veterinary medicine. Through this process, MSU CVM confirms our commitment to quality and continuous improvement through meticulous and comprehensive peer review.

MSU CVM is accredited by the following organizations:


AVMA logo

Council on Education Accreditation Policies and Procedures: Requirements

Students may make suggestions based on the accreditation standards here.


ICVA logo NAVLE pass rate for MSU CVM DVM students at the time of graduation: (The Council on Education requires 80% pass rate.)

Year Rounded
2018 96%
2019 99%
2020 97%
2021 99%
2022 98%
2023 93%


AAHA logoThe Animal Health Center has been fully accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association since 1987. The AHC, Animal Emergency and Referral Center, and Veterinary Specialty Center were all evaluated in summer 2019 and all were granted full accreditation. 


AAALAC logoThe College of Veterinary Medicine has maintained accreditation through the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International since 1992.   


AAVLD logo The Mississippi Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory System, which consists of the CVM Diagnostic Laboratory at Mississippi State, MS; the MS Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl, MS; the Poultry Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Pearl, MS, and the Aquatic Research and Diagnostic Laboratory in Stoneville, MS, has maintained accreditation through the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) since 2003. The last site visit of the laboratory system was in 2018 and full, five year accreditation through 2023 was granted by AAVLD.