Pre-Veterinary Medicine Concentration
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine (MSU-CVM) does not require applicants to the concentration to have a bachelor's degree to qualify for application. Students must however, meet all of the following academic requirements: 6 hours of English, Speech or technical writing, 6 hours of math, 8 hours of biology, 4 hours of microbiology, 12 hours of advanced science electives, 25 hours of physical sciences (8 hours of organic chemistry, 8 hours of inorganic chemistry, 3 hours of biochemistry, 6 hours of physics), and 15 hours of humanities/social/behavioral sciences and fine arts. Students must also submit GRE scores and have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.8 overall.
The Early Entry Program is a program for high-achieving high school seniors to earn early acceptance into CVM and receive both a B.S. and a D.V.M. (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) in seven to eight years. To remain in the Early Entrance Program, students must take a minimum of 14 hours a semester, maintain no less than a 3.35 G.P.A., remain in good standing with the university, meet with the Early Entrance Program administrator at least once per semester, and accumulate no less than 480 hours of work experience in a vet clinical or scientific setting. Contact the CVM for more information.
Pre-Vet students typically major in one of the following degree programs:
Animal and Dairy Science
Jeffrey F. D. Dean, Office: 402 Dorman Hall; Phone: 662-325-2640
Steve Elder, Office: 214 Ag & Bio Engineering Building; Phone: 662-325-9107
Mary Celeste Reese, Office: 231 Etheredge Hall; Phone: 662-325-3120
Dr. Svein Saebo, Office: 1120 Hand, Phone: 662-325-7813
Food, Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
Dr. Byron Williams, Office: 112 Herzer Hall, Phone: 662-325-8428
Dr. Tim Chamblee, Office: Hill Poultry Science Building, Phone: 662-325-3374
Wildlife and Fisheries
Rachel Singleton, Office: 129 Thompson Hall, Phone: 662-325-2624