Friday, December 9, 2016


During this giving season, many people reflect on the year behind and make final decisions on which charitable organizations to support with a year-end gift. Philanthropy fuels our forward progress – in scholarship, in research, in outreach, and more. Each day, programs and initiatives made possible by donors are touching the lives of untold thousands at MSU-CVM, across our region, throughout the country, and around the world.

Why do so many give? Because every gift – large or small – helps make possible another success, another breakthrough, another discovery. And in that way, every donor becomes a part of the CVM family and plays a key role in making the future even better for people and pets.

There are many different ways to contribute a gift. The easiest and most direct method is to make a donation at Click on “Give Now” to make an impact.

If you’re not comfortable making a gift online or if you have questions about making a gift, simply call the development staff at (662) 325-5170. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pegasus Partner's Gifts Support Student International Experiences

Andrea Seitz, second year DVM student, traveled to the Miguel Angel Asturias Spanish School in Guatemala where she participated in the Veterinary Medical Spanish Program. The program combines intensive general Spanish instruction with specialized instruction focused on veterinary medical terminology and relevant situations. Andrea’s trip was possible thanks to Pegasus Partners donors whose gifts allow CVM students to expand their international perspective and veterinary knowledge through international experiences. This video provides an inside look at some of the incredible opportunities Andrea was afforded while in Guatemala. Such trips would not be possible without the financial support of donors passionate about educating globally minded veterinarians!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

National Philanthropy Day: MSU-CVM extends our THANKS!


Today is National Philanthropy Day which celebrates the charitable work that EVERYONE does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. Thank you to the many donors and volunteers who have contributed to MSU-CVM in 2016. Your gifts matter and will have an ongoing impact as we work together to make life better for people and pets!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Gunner Kennels Provides Gift-in-Kind

Thanks to a generous gift-in-kind from Gunner Kennels, MSU's Bully XXI "Jak" now travels in a safe, durable G1 Intermediate Kennel. The kennel has been tested to withstand over 4,000 lb. of force, a 200+ foot cliff drop, and 630 lb. dropped from 8’4”. Jak travels all over the United States representing Mississippi State University, and his safety is important. Thank you, Gunner Kennels for your generous gift that helps protect Jak while he's on the road! For more details, visit

Friday, September 9, 2016

WCBI interviews Dr. Kurt Venator from Purina

Animal autopsy offers important answers

MSU Extension Service
Senior Extension Associate

STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Thor was an aging but happy English mastiff living in Louisville with Vanessa Beeson, her husband Ray and son Avett, 4. When this once 200-pound dog’s health declined, he dropped to 135 pounds.

“Around May 2014, we noticed that Thor started to be a little less competent on his back legs,” Beeson said. “He started a slow decline with hip dysplasia, a torn ACL and other problems, and he began to lose his mobility and function.”

With input from local veterinarian Dr. Jesse Grady, the family made the heart-wrenching decision in early May to end Thor’s life with love, but they wanted his death to contribute information that could help other pets.  read more...

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 8th, MSU-CVM Lecture 1, room 113 6:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Kurt Venator, veterinarian of Nestle Purina, as he explores the amazing world of pets in the community and how their simple presence enriches lives or people every day. From creating pet friendly work environments to local shelter outreach, learn how you can help create a future world where pets and people can become better together. Click here and find out more.