July 02, 2020 12:13 PM

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: 517-353-1774

Email: fitzgerald@dcpah.msu.edu

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 152F
Lansing, MI 48910


  • BS, Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 1979
  • DVM, Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, 1981
  • Residency in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology, Purdue University, 1988-91
  • PhD, Veterinary Pathology, Purdue University, 1991
  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Diplomat of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians

Research Program

  • Primarily interested in infectious, emerging and zoonotic disease pathogenesis, especially bovine tuberculosis

Teaching Interests

  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Renal Pathology
  • Infectious and Emerging Diseases

Diagnostic Service

  • Necropsy pathology of all types of animals
  • Specialty interests in wildlife, avian species, and fish
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