Vision and Mission

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Shelter Medicine

Vision and Mission

Faculty & Staff



Animals in Focus



The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program will be recognized as a forerunner and continued leader in shelter medicine through excellence in teaching, service, and research.


The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Shelter Medicine Program is committed to providing an unsurpassed learning environment while being recognized as a leader in teaching and training in the profession. We dedicate ourselves to the advancement of shelter medicine and veterinary medicine as a whole through excellent teaching, community service, and quality research. We will honor the heritage of our program while pursuing innovative solutions to challenges in our profession.  We will uphold honesty and accountability for ourselves and our colleagues. 

Teaching Excellence

We will create a superior learning environment for our students by employing qualified staff, communicating effectively, and maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. We are committed to teaching population management, biosecurity, protocol development and high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter surgery.


We will work to strengthen the human-animal bond and support community animal shelters.  We will support the relationship between animal shelters and local veterinarians. We will help shelters combat pet overpopulation through high-quality, high-volume spay/neuter.

Quality Research

We will develop research that advances veterinary education, shelter medicine, and veterinary   medicine as a whole.

CVM Blog

 Sea turtle CVM rehabilitation 20190919 tjt122FULLMississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies will receive $1.25 million to evaluate the impacts of the Bonnet Carré Spillway opening on dolphins and sea turtles in the Mississippi Sound. Click Here

bluethroated macaw janzenKeiko, a Blue Throated Macaw, is a critically endangered parrot, and is an ambassador animal for her species, living in the home of MSU-CVM veterinarian and PhD student, Dr. Ashley P. Janzen. Read more, visit our facebook page here or our news blog here.

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Dean's Message

hoblet jakSince the College of Veterinary Medicine’s establishment in 1974, we have made it our responsibility to provide a higher standard of living not just for animals and those involved in animal agriculture, but for all Mississippians.

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Pegasus News MSTV
Dr. Hoblet, dean of the college of veterinary medicine, talks to Dr. Brittany Moore-Henderson about the Dean's Council, Feed the Future, Vet Camp, and the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies. Click here to view our latest videos on MSTV.

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