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. Our primary goal as being a part of a modern land-grant institution is making advancements in teaching, research, globalization, and community service. Our faculty has developed a strategic plan that encompasses these goals. We stand committed to working through these different areas to improve the health of animals and people and to contributing to the economic development in Mississippi and the region by providing quality education, advancing research, and serving the community through excellent diagnostics, clinical care, and shared learning.

Through support of our strong faculty, the University, and our donors, we are able to continue to provide the best learning experiences for our students, whether in the veterinary technology program, professional DVM program, or graduate programs. To stay ahead of the curve in new advances in veterinary medicine, we strive to hire more research-intensive faculty who address, in the best land-grant tradition, those problems that directly affect our region.

A concept that is discussed in the medical and environmental health communities is something called “One Health”. The One Health movement is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health care for humans, animals, and the environment. CVM is positioned to be a leader in this area as we research health disparities across the state. Currently, we are working toward providing answers to important questions about diseases that are similar in humans and animals, like diabetes, or diseases that move from animal to human populations, like influenza and tick-borne illnesses.

We are also emerging as a national leader in rural veterinary medicine. We have new expertise in applied research in beef cattle health and are helping improve health, and thus add value, of the cattle on the 17,000 beef cattle farms in the state. We could not support this type of programming without special endowments and support.

As technology and medicine advance, so does our CVM. We want to continue to invest in Mississippi and the region, improving education, health and economic viability.


Dr. Kent H. Hoblet
Dean & Professor

Contact Information:
CVM Office of the Dean
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762

(662) 325-1131
(662) 325-1498 fax
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