A Message from the Dean

MSU CVM Dean Dr. Nick Frank

Welcome to the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU CVM)! This college was established in 1974 to serve the state of Mississippi, and our first class of veterinarians graduated in 1980. Since its beginning, the CVM has been a place of learning, discovery, and service, and one of our greatest strengths is the focus we place on community. All are welcome, diversity is embraced, and we pride ourselves on the family atmosphere we have here. As you explore our website, you’ll see how we are Taking Care of What Matters every day here at MSU CVM.

I invite you to look through this website and learn more about MSU CVM and the work we do. We offer outstanding degree programs in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, and graduate studies - as well as advanced training in veterinary specialties. MSU CVM conducts research that promotes and protects the health and well-being of animals, people, and the planet, all while furthering agriculture and aquatic health at the local, state, national, and international levels. Our excellent clinics and diagnostic laboratories support producers and referring veterinarians, and we provide exceptional medical care for the pets that bring us joy.  Everyone here contributes to the mission of the College, including faculty, staff, students, residents, and interns, as well as alumni and friends of the college. 

MSU CVM is proud to be a part of a world-class university that understands its role as a land grant institution, and if you are a prospective student, intern, resident, or employee, I invite you to visit us and learn more about the university, life in Mississippi, and all Starkville has to offer. Our city and state boast beautiful natural areas, affordable housing, and a wealth of extracurricular activities. Residents enjoy SEC sports, hunting and fishing, music, theatre, and volunteer organizations, as well as outstanding restaurants, festivals, and events. Mississippians are the most welcoming and friendly people in the world, and Starkville is a great place to raise a family.

Enjoy the website and consider joining us at the MSU CVM as we work together to make the future brighter. 

Dr. Nick Frank
Dean & Professor

CVM Office of the Dean
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762
(662) 325-1131
(662) 325-1498 fax