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MSU honors state's first-ever veterinary tech graduates

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine recently honored its first graduating class in the four-year veterinary medical technology degree program with a special pinning ceremony. Dr. Allison Gardner, clinical instructor in CVM’s veterinary medical technology program, said veterinary technologists make important contributions in the field of animal care. “Veterinary technologists are a critical component of the animal ...

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Program looks to boost rural veterinarians

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has taken the first step toward implementing a plan to address veterinary shortages throughout rural America by repaying the student loans of qualified veterinarians in return for their services in areas suffering from a lack of veterinarians. USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administers the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program ...

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MSU program looks to boost diversity

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University (MSU) is working to reach underserved communities through a new mentoring program that encourages minority students to pursue veterinary medicine and graduate degrees in the biological sciences. MSU received a grant from the National Science Foundation to collaborate with three of the state’s historically black institutions of higher learning — Alcorn State University, Jackson State ...

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