Mississippi State University Program Overview
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ACVP Training Program Overview

Name of Institution: Mississippi State University
Address: 240 Wise Center Drive
PO Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Program Coordinators and Emails:
Dr. Alicia Olivier, alicia.olivier@msstate.edu

Resident Representatives and Emails:
Dr. Ryan Taylor, rpt28@msstate.edu
Dr. Nataly Mamaliger, nataly.mamaliger@msstate.edu

Prerequisites Beyond DVM:
U.S. veterinary licensure
FVRCP for graduates of non-accredited veterinary schools


Program Information:
Program  CP AP Combined MS/PhD
Program Options No Yes No
Full Time Residents
Typical # of years for completion
Money to go to one (1) meeting/year
Money for books and supplies
Independent research/publication required for program completion?


Case Load:

 Small Animals Large Animals Exotic/Zoo Animals Lab Animals
Anatomic Pathology see comments see comments see comments see comments
Clinical Pathology

2018 Biopsy case load was 2500 cases, approximately 95% of which were small animal/companion animal cases. 2018 Necropsy case load was approximately 1100 cases with 40% small animal, 40% large anima/food animal and 20% other (laboratory animal, poultry, wildlife/zoo). Additionally, there is an aquaculture diagnostic lab and we work closely with the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies which adds fish, dolphins, and sea turtles that are not represented in necropsy and biopsy case load.


Required Coursework for Specific Programs:
 MS Per POS committee
 PhD Per POS committee
 AP Biopsy slide seminar
Specialty rounds
Gross image seminar
Journal club


Other Opportunities:
Multiple funded research opportunities are available for students interested in pursuing a graduate degree. Time is available during the second and third years to rotate through research labs that students are interested in. Time is also available to take graduate course work for those students interested in a graduate degree.


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Anatomic Pathology:
Service Teaching Seminar/Courses Research Other
Year 1 50 10 10
Year 2 60 10 10
Year 3 60 10 10
Year 4


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