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: husseygi@msu.edu

Phone: 514-432-3273

Veterinary Medical Center - North Building (Wings A - E)
736 Wilson RD, Room A13
East Lansing, MI 48824


  • DVM, Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany, 1996
  • MS, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1998
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2003-2005

Research Program

  • To understand the role of early respiratory immunity and modulation of immunity for protection from herpesviral disease
  • Modeling equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) infection of immunoprivileged vascular endothelia to study Equine herpesvirus-1 myeloencephalopathy (EHM)
  • To study the role of different EHV-1 genes for impairing the immune response and facilitating transfer of the virus to the CNS in order to develop effective therapies and vaccines

Current Investigation

  • Role of EHV-1 proteins for establishment of viremia and infection of CNS endothelia
  • Identification of feline herpesvirus -1 genes and their effects on host immunomodulation for the development of modified live vaccines
  • Identification of miRNA in PBMCs collected from horses during EHV-1 viremia and establishment of latency
  • Role of EHV-1 infection for testicular/male genital tract pathology

Funding Sources

  • Grayson Jockey Club Research Foundation
  • Morris Animal Foundation
  • Private industries and foundations

Teaching Interests

  • Veterinary Virology
  • Herpesviruses
  • Immunology