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Veterinarian – Field Programs

MS Board of Animal Health


Job Title: Veterinarian


Employer   Mississippi Board of Animal Health


Start Salary: $65,000-$70,000 Based on Experience and Qualifications


Position Type: State Service



Position is a field and management position within the Board; full time position with paid

vacation and fringe benefits.


Duties include but not limited to:


·         Field Disease Investigation and Response

·         Blood and other specimen collection from the various livestock and poultry species

·         Supervision of field staff

·         Assist with Poultry and Livestock Emergency Disease Response Plans

·         Oversight of Animal Disease Traceability Program

·         Entering information into the various state and federal computer systems

·         Assist with Animal Disaster Training and Response

·         Travel to State and National Meetings for Training or MBAH Representation

·         Preparing Reports and Cooperative Agreements for USDA



Candidate must meet the minimum requirements of the position listed at the MS State

Personnel Board: Veterinarian Job Description.  In addition the desired candidate needs at least 2 years of large animal private practice experience.


Occasional overnight travel to state and national meetings



Candidates must apply on the MS State Personnel Board website where the position is listed by the posted deadline.



James A. Watson D.V.M.   Dipl ACVPM

State Veterinarian

Mississippi Board of Animal Health

PO Box 3889

Jackson, MS 39207

Off 601-359-1170

Cell 601-594-8402


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