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

Email: buchwei2@msu.edu

Phone: 517-353-4773

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 22J
Lansing, MI 48910


  • BS, Michigan State University, 1992
  • PhD, Michigan State University, 2007
  • MS, Michigan State University, 2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Van Andel Research Institute
  • Diplomat, American Board of Toxicology

Diagnostic Research

  • Identifying unique chemical markers to differentiate intentional from accidental poisoning incidents
  • Evaluating diagnostic criteria for expected and toxic thresholds of nutrient minerals and heavy metals across species

Current Investigations

  • Use of companion animals as sentinels for environmental lead contamination
  • Implications of dietary copper excesses in the development of hepatic disease

Funding Sources

  • Government contracts
  • Endowed research funds for veterinary medicine
  • Private industries

Teaching Interests

  • General toxicology
  • Regulatory toxicology
  • Veterinary toxicology
  • Forensic toxicology

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Toxicology (SOT)
  • American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD)
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