Dr. Michael Pesato DVM, DABVP (Food Animal Practice)

Dr. Michael Pesato DVM, DABVP (Food Animal Practice)


  • Pathobiology and Population Medicine


  • Veterinary Medicine


  • Assistant Clinical Professor





Dr. Michael Pesato is originally from Vermilion, Ohio and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Findlay. Upon graduation from Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015, Dr. Pesato continued his food animal veterinary education by completing an internship and residency with the Section of Field Service at New Bolton Center with the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Following completion of his residency, he stayed with the University of Pennsylvania for two additional years practicing ambulatory medicine focusing on dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and camelids. In 2019, Dr. Pesato became board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners focusing on Food Animal Practice. He joined the Food Animal Medicine faculty of Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in August of 2020 and focuses on both in-house and ambulatory food animal practice.

Research interests:

Small ruminant parasite resistance and parasite control options
Anthelmintic resistance
Small ruminant advanced reproductive techniques




Areas of Expertise

Food Animal Medicine and Surgery Small Ruminant Practice Small Ruminant Wellness Programs Dairy Production Medicine Herd Health Management Herd Health Protocol Development