Neurology

The Neurology/ Neurosurgery service functions to provide high level medical and surgical neurology support for pet owners and veterinarians in Mississippi and the neurosurgerysurrounding states.  The majority of appointments are seen at the Veterinary Specialty Center (1207 Highway 182W), an affiliate of the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  There, advanced imaging using our 3T MRI or 64-slice CT scanner can diagnose commonly seen diseases such as brain and spinal cord tumors, strokes, intervertebral disk disease (IVDD), including wobblers and LS syndrome, infectious granulomas, meningitis, congenital conditions such as hydrocephalus and pug myelopathy, and skull and spine fractures.  Many patients can be evaluated, have imaging performed and be discharged same day if an MRI is pre-booked on the advice of your family veterinarian.  Patients requiring hospitalization for surgical or medical treatment are transported to the MSU-CVM.  At MSU-CVM, we have access to many other specialists to provide full coverage for our patients such as radiology, internal medicine, oncology, soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, behavior, dermatology, dental and ophthalmology.  If your pet requires surgery, our surgery suites are fully staffed with surgery nurses and anesthesia personnel.  To schedule an appointment, have your family veterinarian make a referral by calling 662.325.7339.

Shelter Medicine Donations

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Shelter Medicine

Vision and Mission

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Services

Donations

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To mail your donation, make your check payable to the Shelter Medicine Program. 

Mail to:

Jimmy Kight
College of Veterinary Medicine
Development Office
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS  39762-6100

Please accept our many thanks for your support.

Need more information? Contact the Office of Development: 

Jimmy Kight
Director of Development
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Shelter Medicine Services

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Shelter Medicine

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Animals in Focus

Externships

 

Our Shelter Medicine program is dedicated in serving Mississippi animals shelters by offering on-site comprehensive shelter consultations on topics such as:

  • Staff education on shelter and animal management
  • Record keeping, animal handling and restraint
  • Shelter design, animal flow, and population management
  • Medical and behavioral health and well-being, group housing, and transport
  • Infectious disease prevention and management
  • Biosecurity, disinfection, and implementation      
  • Outbreak investigations and discussions, arranged separately from consults (Canine Parvovirus and Kennel Cough, Feline Upper Respiratory Infection, Ringworm, etc.)
  • Protocol writing, development, and implementation
  • Forensic necropsy services and assistance with criminal neglect and abuse cases
  • Spay/neuter services

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  • ASV Spay and Neuter Guidelines

Exciting Externship Opportunity in Shelter Medicine Spay Neuter Program

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine accepts senior veterinary students from other colleges to participate in a 2-week elective clinical program. Working out of a Mobile Veterinary Clinic and under the guidance of experienced high-volume spay/neuter surgeons, students will perform surgeries at 6 to 8 animal shelters in North Mississippi.

"Through the program, I learned everything I needed to know to about spay/neuter surgeries. I am now working to help eliminate homeless animals’ suffering, euthanasia and overpopulation and I wouldn't be able to do this without the experience I gained during the elective." -Dr. Stacy Lambrinos, Class of 2008

"The Shelter Medicine program gives all of the students involved incredible surgical experience. Students from many other vet schools graduate with about 2-3 surgeries under their belt; during my two weeks in the elective, I performed more than 100 surgeries." -Chris Magee, Class of 2013

Gain valuable experience:

  • Work in a high-volume spay/neuter environment
  • Perform an average of 60-70 sterilization surgeries (dependent upon student proficiency and efficiency)
  • Learn more about shelter medicine
  • Be a part of making animals in shelters more adoptable

The Shelter Medicine Program adheres to the Association of Shelter Veterinarians Medical Care Guidelines for Spay-Neuter Programs.

 

For more information about the elective or to determine available dates, contact:

Dr. Jake Shivley                                           Dr. Kimberly Woodruff

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CVM Blog

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The prestigious E.P. Pope Memorial Award was presented to MSU's College of Veterinary Medicine alumnus, Dr. Lanny W. Pace. Read more here...
 
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Our summer camp application is currently open through February 28. For more information or to submit an application, click here. 

 

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