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Applying to the College of Veterinary Medicine
Your future in veterinary medicine begins at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine! Our graduates are practice-ready upon graduation, as is evidenced by our near-perfect national board exam (NAVLE) pass rate, outstanding employment rate, and their higher-than-average starting salaries. MSU CVM wants you to succeed and will prepare you to do so!
About the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program
Our graduates are highly sought after and are offered opportunities to work all over the world in a variety of different capacities!
The structure of our curriculum provides an extensive amount of hands-on, clinical experience, which is appealing to many employers. To prepare for clinical instruction, students in phase 1 follow a set curriculum for the first two years. MSU students receive core instruction in all major domestic species and do not "track." Phase 2 begins in the third year with required clinical rotations in the majority of our clinical service areas. The fourth year provides time (26 weeks) for students to focus on their career interest through their choice of externships and elective coursework.