Mississippi State dean transitioning to part-time faculty role next year

Dr. Hoblet and canine companion
Dr. Kent Hoblet

Dr. Kent Hoblet, longtime dean of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, recently announced his plans to transition to a part-time faculty role, effective Jan. 1, 2023. Dr. Hoblet has led the veterinary college for more than 16 years.

His tenure has resulted in the substantial growth and strengthening of the university’s veterinary medicine programs, said MSU President Mark E. Keenum in a July 13 statement.

Dr. Hoblet earned his veterinary degree in 1971 and master’s degree in 1984 from The Ohio State University. After graduation from veterinary college, he operated a private veterinary practice for 12 years in Ashland, Ohio. before joining Ohio State’s veterinary faculty in 1983. For much of his time there, he served as chair of the Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and as the university’s extension veterinarian for dairy cattle.

In 2006, he became the veterinary dean at MSU. Dr. Hoblet said he is especially proud that the veterinary college offers students more surgical experience prior to graduation than many other programs in the country. He also touted that the veterinary students at Mississippi State have high match rates for internships and residencies, opportunities for clinical training in six locations, and training in marine animal medicine.

“MSU students in the College of Veterinary Medicine have opportunities to learn from the best, and it has been my pleasure to serve as dean for a renowned institution at one of the nation’s leading research universities,” Dr. Hoblet said.

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