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: 517-353-5064

Fax: 517-432-2766



  • Bachelor of Arts Degrees in English and Chemistry, Indiana University, 1993
  • DVM, Purdue University, 1997
  • Residency in Comparative Medicine, University of Washington, 1997-2001
  • Microbiology, University of Washington Department of Microbiology & Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 2001
  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, 2002

Research Program

  • Refinements in the care and use of animals involved in research studies, particularly rodent clinical medicine, tail biopsy evaluations, thermoregulation and humane endpoints

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1993
  • Pravin N. Bhatt Young Investigator Award, AALAS, 2009
  • Total MRO Veterinarian of the Year Award, AALAS, 2013
  • Joseph J. Garvey Management Award, AALAS, 2017

Teaching Interests

  • Laboratory animal medicine, animal welfare, responsible conduct of research


  • Standing Member, MSU Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Board member, Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (Laboratory Animal seat)
  • Board member, Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
  • Past President, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • AAALAC Ad-hoc Specialist
  • Editorial Review Board, Journal of AALAS and Comparative Medicine
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