MSU's equine program offers students both science-based educational experiences and practical riding and equitation teaching skills. We strive for academic excellence and have an outstanding faculty who focus on students, providing as much one-on-one attention as possible. Labs are purposefully kept small so each student can participate in the day's activities.
We have a state-of-the-art Equine Health Education Center complete with a surgical suite and a large animal veterinary clinic, so students learn with the most technologically advanced equipment used in real-life situations.
MSU has a fully equipped equine breeding facility where students work with all aspects of the breeding process.
Equine facilities include:
Heated indoor riding arena which seats 2,000 people. The arena is used for shows, sales and more
Spacious outdoor arena
81 stalls in three barns
Four large paddocks for horses
MSU offers intercollegiate show teams in the following disciplines:
You can bring your own horse with you to college and board it at the Derrickson Agricultural Complex.
MSU's Equine Stock
The Derrickson Agricultural Complex is home to 40 horses of different breeds used in weekly team practices as well as riding classes and workouts. All of the horses have had experience in the show ring, either with team members or summer lessees, and have proved their worth through their versatility and ability to go from lesson horse to show horse.
The MSU equine family does have a great group of horses for the team to practice on. There are quarter horses, thoroughbreds, paints, warm bloods, hunter ponies and appaloosas to ride during the team practices. MSU promises to have a horse to match your riding level and experience.
All Equine Team members are also part of MSU's Equestrian Club, which is open to anyone interested in the program regardless of experience. Overall, all three teams and club members work as a single entity and make for a great environment to learn and enjoy the Equestrian field.
If you want to combine your compassion for animals with your love of science and technology, Morehead State University's Veterinary Technology Program can help you have an amazing college experience and a promising career.
MSU's Veterinary Technology program offers both associate and bachelor degree programs and will give you the opportunity to learn various aspects of veterinary medicine and veterinary technology through courses covering a wide range of topics. Classwork is combined with hands-on training to give you the confidence and preparation to apply what you've learned in the field.
Much more about you
The Veterinary Technology program allows you the flexibility to pursue the degree to best suit your goals. You can earn an associate degree in three years and go into private practice as a veterinary technician.
With a bachelor's degree in veterinary technology from MSU, you will be on the frontlines of veterinary medicine, performing many of the daily duties of licensed veterinarians. This degree will prepare you for positions as a researcher for a pharmaceutical company, a vet tech for a college of veterinary medicine or a number of positions at agencies like the USDA and Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
If you choose our four-year bachelor degree program, you have the flexibility to specialize in a specific species of animal or veterinary discipline, including:
Much more than a classroom
Students in our veterinary technology program take classes on the expansive 350 acres of the Derrickson Agricultural Complex. The facility houses 40 horses, 150 cows, a unit of 60 sows and swine, 40 sheep and fully functional small animal and equine hospitals. Here, vet techs will get top priority when working with and studying animals up close. In addition, you will be required to take a semester-long practicum and courses where you manage a laboratory under University supervision to give you the ability to hit the ground running when you start your career in veterinary technology.