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Only at Mississippi State University's CVM

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine provides students with a strong, multi-species foundation and allows opportunity to focus on species or discipline interests. MSU CVM is one of only several US colleges of veterinary medicine that—like most colleges of human medicine— allows two full years of mentored clinical education.

In light of many colleges and universities offering alternative grading options for the spring 2020 term as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Admissions Office at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine will accept all satisfactory and passing grades. Following our normal protocol, any student making an unsatisfactory grade in a prerequisite class must successfully complete a retake of the class (with a grade of C- or higher, passing, or satisfactory)prior to submitting their application through VMCAS.

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Joining the DVM Program

The academic year at MSU CVM for first-year students begins in mid-June. In order for an applicant to be considered for admission, all prerequisite courses must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to entering the DVM program.

In addition to meeting all academic and deadline requirements, an applicant must be in good standing at his/her current university, as well as at all colleges or universities he/she has attended. A student who has been dismissed from another college of veterinary medicine will not be considered for admission to MSU CVM.

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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!

All coursework in the first two years are core requirements for all students. MSU students receive core instruction in all major domestic species and do not “track.” The fourth year provides time (26 weeks) for students to select areas, with the approval of their advisors, to concentrate by taking elective coursework and externships in private practices, other universities, institutions and industry.

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