Veterinary Medical Technology (BS)

Veterinary Medical Technology Program
A Bachelor’s Degree Program

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM) is the third college of veterinary medicine in the United States to offer a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in veterinary medical technology. Nationwide there are fewer than 20 four-year veterinary technology programs.

The MSU-CVM Veterinary Medical Technology (VMT) Program will graduate students who will fill positions associated with food animal, equine and small animal practices; public health organizations; federal and state regulatory agencies; animal related industries; laboratory animal medicine; animal and biomedical research; zoo and wildlife practices and shelter practices. 

Mission Statement and Goals

The mission of the VMT program is to provide the environment and resources for veterinary technology students to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviors that will prepare students for a para-professional career as a veterinary technologist and to instill the desire for lifelong learning to enhance their careers.

Program Goals

The VMT goals are to provide students with a:

  • relative, practical and quality delivered curriculum
  • hands on educational experience to develop technical skills expected by entry level technologists
  • collaborative learning environment to enhance understanding of team members’ responsibilities and dynamics within the veterinary health care team
  • establishment of a foundational knowledge base for lifelong learning
  • technical knowledge that parallels the educational standards of the Committee on Veterinary Technology Education & Activities (CVTEA)
  • degree that can be used to satisfy the AAVSB requirements for national credentialing as a veterinary technician

 

Contact

Mrs. Karen Cook, VMT office
Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS  39762
Phone:  662-325-1103
Fax:  662-325-1027
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Staff

Allison Gardner, DVM
Director
662-325-2283
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Maralyn Jackson, DVM
Clinical Instructor
662-325-7487
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Amanda (Mandy) Kohler, DVM
Clinical Instructor
662-325-2356
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Dana Cooper, CVT
Instructional Technician/Clinical Coordinator
662-325-1388
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Application Forms and Information

 

VMTP Pre-Admission 


VMTP Admission

 

Clubs

VTCARES - Veterinary Technicians Caring for Animal through Research, Education, and Skill

To learn more about the profession, visit NAVTA and its student chapter, SCNAVTA.

 

Admissions

 

VMT Scholarships

  • Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association
  • Mississippi Association of CVT
    *Contact Mrs. Karen Cook for details: 662-325-1103

 

Credentialing Process

 

Professional Organizations

  • AVMA - http://www.avma.org
  • MVMA - http://www.msvet.org
  • NAVTA - http://www.navta.net
  • MACVT - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Announcements/News/Events

 

Accreditation