USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection, Veterinary Services (APHIS, VS) Training Opportunities
The Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine represents many disciplines that address urgent issues including new or emerging disease pathogens some of which may be zoonotic or exotic, agroterroism, bioterroism, environmental safety, and food safety problems that pose a risk to the well-being of citizens in the United States and around the world. As these threats grow and diversify, there is an increasing demand for veterinarians in the field of public practice and food supply veterinary medicine. The faculty within the Department of Pathobiology and Population Medicine works to prepare students for employment opportunities which will meet these needs. Students are encouraged and provided time to complete externships involving public and corporate practice.
In response to the needs posed by these challenges, Mississippi State has embarked on a partnership with the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services (USDA, APHIS, VS - www.aphis.usda.gov) to provide experiential learning opportunities for students during summers, breaks and open rotations. The focus of the learning opportunities is to provide veterinary students with hands-on experience in public veterinary practice through externships. The externships are open to veterinary students enrolled in Colleges of
Veterinary Medicine and are not exclusive to Mississippe State
APHIS Externship Opportunities