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: maes@dcpah.msu.edu

Phone: 517-432-5811

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 161
Lansing, MI 48910


  • DVM, State University of Ghent, 1971
  • MS, Purdue University, 1977
  • PhD, Purdue University, 1979

Research Program

  • Interaction of herpesviruses with their natural hosts, using feline herpesvirus -1 (FHV-1) as a model
  • Virulence and immune-evasion determinants of FHV-1
  • Innate and adaptive immune responses to FHV-1
  • Feline respiratory cell cultures to study FHV-1 molecular pathogenesis
  • Canine Circovirus

Current Investigation

  • Identification of FHV-1 Genes and their Effect on Host Modulation for the Development of Novel Modified Live Vaccines
  • Feline respiratory epithelial cells to study immune modulation mediated by FHV-1
  • Canine circovirus pathogenesis

Funding Sources

  • Endowed Research Funds MSU-CVM
  • Morris Animal Foundation

Teaching Interests

  • General Virology
  • Diagnostic Virology Methodology
  • Viral Diseases


  • Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current Member of the AAVLD Virology Committee
  • Co-Founder, Past-Chair and Current member of the AAVLD Technology Committee
  • Section Head Virology, MSU-VDL
  • Member VDL Advisory Committee
  • Chair, PDI Faculty Advisory Committee
  • Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee CVM
  • Member Committee on Graduate Studies and Research, CVM
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