Population Medicine Residency

Veterinarians examine a goat

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Population Medicine Residency is to prepare graduate veterinarians for careers in population medicine.


Mississippi State University's Population Medicine Residency and Training Program (PMRTP) curriculum is designed to offer diverse learning opportunities and experiences in population medicine, including public health, production medicine, food animal, companion, and shelter medicine. Residents participate in formal training, outbreak investigations, teaching, and other service activities that involve veterinary students, public health officials, private practitioners, diagnosticians, clinicians, animal caregivers, and other public stakeholders.

The residency is a 3-year program with expected completion of a thesis-based Master of Science degree by the end of the third year.

More About the Residency Program

PigsObjectives: Create a learning environment that provides experiences in:

  1. Field disease outbreak investigation
  2. Teaching
  3. Outreach and communication
  4. Research

Residents swab a cow's eyeballHow to apply?

All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu. Please submit a cover letter and resume. Selected candidate will be expected to supply official transcripts of all degrees at time of hire. The complete position description can be found at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/505425?lApplicationSubSourceID=,

Job Description

For more information contact:

Dr. David Smith, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVPM, Dipl. Epidemiology
Director, Population Medicine Residency Program
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

Dr. Kimberly Woodruff, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVPM, Dipl. Epidemiology
Co-Director, Population Medicine Residency Program
Associate Clinical Professor of Shelter Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology
Director, Shelter Medicine