Large & Food Animal Medicine

003a 20130521 tjt Food Animal Medicine, Theriogenology, & Ambulatory

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine's Food Animal Medicine, Theriogenology, and Ambulatory Section provides advanced care to a variety of animals in the region. All patients are managed by a team consisting of a senior faculty member, a resident, an intern, advanced level veterinary students and certified veterinary technicians. Working closely with referring veterinarians, we proved specialty diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services.

EMERGENCY CONTACT - (662) 325-6759

The Food Animal Medicine Service provides both basic and referral care for cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs. In addition to medical care utilizing all the up to date diagnostics to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of our patients, we also provide general and orthopaedic surgical procedures with the help of the Board Certified Large Animal surgeons from the Equine Service. 

The contact number for appointments is (662) 325-1067.

016 20130607Faculty & Staff
Sherrill Fleming, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM, ABVP
Amelia Woolums, DVM, MVSc, PhD, Diplomate, ACVIM, ACVM
Gretchen Grissett, DVM, MS, DACVM
Jennifer Beam, DVM

Jessica Cowley, DVM

Alex Gardner

The Theriogenology Service provides reproductive care for all species of animals. In addition to the management of breeding and treatment for infertility, we perform breeding soundness (fertility assessment) exams, manage obstetrical emergencies, and perform surgeries to restore function in animals that have had reproductive tract injuries. We also offer assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures such embryo transfer, semen cryopreservation, and endoscopically aided artificial insemination. 


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Darcie Sidelinger, DVM
Heath King, DVM, Diplomate ACT
Jack Smith, DVM, Diplomate ACT

Cari Chisholm, DVM

Amber Osborne


The Ambulatory Service provides on the farm care for all species of large animals and includes both the routine and emergency care for either an individual patient or a herd. Procedures that are too involved for on the farm, are referred to the hospital. Our ambulatory clinicians have a combined private experience of over 35 years, so they are able to provide a wide range of services, from basic preventative care to in-depth problems, and emergencies.

The ambulatory contact number which is also the After Hour Emergency number is (662) 325-6759.

Faculty & Staff
David Christiansen, DVM
Jim Brett, DVM
Kevin Walters, DVM, Diplomate ACT

Terri Snead
Linda Jackson