August 10, 2020 9:01 AM

As of June 29, MSU's Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM) operations have modified:

All walk-in patients will be evaluated. Life-threatening cases will be admitted. Cases evaluated as stable will be referred to the client’s primary care veterinarian, other facilities, or other services within the MSU Hospital, if possible. Monday–Friday, from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., the ECCM Service will operate as a “referral only” service. However, walk-in patients with critical illness or immediately life-threatening problems will always receive care. Referring veterinarians should call 517-353-5420 prior to sending any patients to MSU. View the Hospital's full web page.

Contact Information


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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