We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you have an emergency bring your animal to the Veterinary Medical Center at the corner of Bogue and Wilson on the MSU campus.


The Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM) Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center receives small and large animal patients as walk-ins and by referral. We will see any animal at any time if the owner or veterinarian believes the problem is urgent.

The ECCM Service is staffed by three specialists who are board certified Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, and a team of residents, staff veterinarians, and licensed veterinary technicians. We have expertise and technology that is unmatched in the state.


Common conditions treated by the Emergency and Critical Care Medicine include:

  • Trauma (chest, abdominal, head, orthopedic, spinal, etc.)
  • Anemia
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat (GDV/ Gastric dilatation and volvulus)
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Pneumonia
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Renal failure
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Pyometra
  • Dystocia (difficulty birthing)
  • Septic peritonitis
  • All surgical emergencies
  • Bite wounds
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Oncologic (Cancer) emergencies
  • Lameness
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Parvovirus enteritis (Parvo)
  • Poisonings
  • Reproductive emergencies