Community Veterinary Services
Community Veterinary Services of Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers an innovative edge to today’s veterinary community. Approximately 85% of graduating veterinary students choose to work in the private sector. Our goal is to provide Junior and Senior students private practice experience while they are still present in the university setting. The Community Veterinary Services team desires to equip students with the skills and habits required to excel within a high quality small animal private practice. The Community Veterinary Services portion of the MSU teaching hospital is unique in that it relies upon developing and maintaining its own client base in exactly the same way a veterinary practice owner has to. The Community Veterinary Services also possesses the added benefit of convenient, in-house ability to refer to world-class specialists that perform referral level, tertiary service (including Small Animal Internal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal ICU, and Oncology service). The Community Veterinary Services program is a benefit to the veterinary student, the practitioners with whom they will be employed, and the public they will serve. We feature a variety of subject areas that establish a strong foundation for the future veterinarian. These areas provide strong training in Routine Health Maintenance, Dentistry, Dermatology, and Shelter medicine. We are developing and expanding an educational series for the purpose of
introducing school children to the veterinary profession. The program is
called Pet Awareness With Students (PAWS). We are also developing a series
of instructional videos to help clients better care for their pets. Click
here to view the videos on Tooth Brushing and Ear Care.