The mission of the Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine is to establish and enforce policies to ensure the best possible quality of veterinary services for the people of Mississippi.  The Board and its staff will ensure that Mississippians are effectively and efficiently served by quality veterinary professionals by setting clear standards for professional conduct, by assuring compliance with the rules of professional conduct and the community standard of care, and seeking solutions to issues that strengthen the profession and protect the public.

The purpose of the Board is to protect the public by ensuring that persons entering the profession meet minimum academic and examination requirements. The Board also establishes and enforces policies to ensure the best possible quality of veterinary services.  The board may adopt and amend rules of professional conduct as appropriate to establish and maintain a high standard of integrity, skills and practice in the profession of veterinary medicine.

Board Members