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Michael Pesato
DVM, DABVP (Food Animal Practice)

Assistant Clinical Professor
Food Animal Medicine

Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
240 Wise Center Drive
Starkville, MS  39759


Michael Pesato is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Food Animal Medicine department at Mississippi State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally form Ohio, Dr. Pesato received his B.S. in Pre-Veterinary Studies and Animal Science from the University of Findlay. Following graduation from Mississippi State University in 2015 with his DVM, Dr. Pesato completed an internship and residency with the Section of Field Service at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Here, he focused on teaching veterinary students while also practicing ambulatory medicine, working with dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goats, swine, and camelids. In 2019, Dr. Pesato became board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, focusing on Food Animal Practice. While working in the Section of Field Service, Dr. Pesato established the Small Ruminant Wellness Program which focused on management and preventative medicine for both sheep and goats. This program also focused on client education and allowed for Dr. Pesato to host client educational seminars that worked to educate clients and students alike on topics like foot disease and parasite control. Now at Mississippi State University, Dr. Pesato works to educate veterinary students and local clientele on small ruminant husbandry, parasite control, and preventative medicine while also providing in-hospital and ambulatory services to dairy and beef cattle, sheep, goat, swine, and camelid clientele.  


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Last updated 01.02.21

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