June 14, 2021 8:26 AM

Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center will allow clients into the building with patients. Find details here.

Any patient presented to the MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will undergo an initial medical evaluation to determine if urgent care is needed, and whether hospitalization is warranted. The MSU Small Animal Emergency Service will only hospitalize patients that our clinicians consider to be unstable or to have life-threatening conditions.

Contact Information

Phone: 517-432-5806

Email: agnewd@msu.edu

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 165
Lansing, MI 48910


  • DVM, Michigan State University, 1990
  • Residency, University of California, Davis, 1999-2002
  • PhD, University of California, Davis, 2006
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Research Program

  • To understand and document the reproductive pathology of free-ranging and captive wildlife, particularly when contracepted pharmacologically, hormonally, or by husbandry and management. Particular species of interest include: Elephants, polar bears, large carnivores, and amphibians.
  • To develop pathology tools and protocols that can be used throughout the world, particularly in the developing world to enhance conservation and food safety.

Current Investigations

  • Reproductive lesions of captive suids (warthog, babirusa, red river hogs, peccaries)
  • Ovarian carcinoma in jaguars
  • Reprodutive lesions of polar bears
  • Reproductive and apocrine gland diseases of African painted dogs
  • Digital tools to enhance pathology collaborations with colleagues in Africa

Funding Sources

  • Assocation of Zoos and Aquaria
  • American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
  • USDA

Teaching Interests

  • Reproductive pathology
  • Comparative pathology
  • Necropsy (postmortem) techniques
  • International collaboration in medicine
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