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

Phone: 517-353-1683

Email: bpetroff@msu.edu

Email: bpetroff@dcpah.msu.edu

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
4125 Beaumont RD BLDG 0215, Room 220L
Lansing, MI 48910


  • BS, The Ohio State University , 1992
  • DVM, The Ohio State University , 1998
  • Veterinary Intern, 1998
  • PhD, The Ohio State University , 1996
  • Postdoctoral, University of Kansas Medical Center, 1999-2000

Research Program

  • Breast and ovarian cancer prevention and survivorship
  • Ovarian toxicology and its prevention
  • Comparative thyroid and reproductive endocrinology

Current Investigation

  • Interactions between estrogen signaling and ovarian toxicity in cancer patients
  • Improving thyroid diagnostics in companion animals
  • Understanding the pathogenesis of canine hypothyroidism

Funding Sources

  • Canine Health Foundation
  • Private industries and foundations
  • European Union

Teaching Interests

  • Comparative endocrinology
  • Reproductive endocrinology


  • Section Chief, Endocrinology MSU VDL
  • Past Section Leader, NCI Cancer Center KUMC
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