MISSISSIPPI STATE – Lauren Bright may not consider herself a pioneer,
but she has blazed a trail for Mississippi State University veterinary
medicine students interested in medical research careers.
In 2008, Bright became one of the first two students admitted to
the newly combined doctor of veterinary medicine-graduate degree program
at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, in which students earn a DVM
and a Ph.D. at the same time. This May, she will become the program’s
first graduate, when she receives her DVM degree in May 2014. She will
receive her Ph.D. in spring 2015. more...