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.

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We are excited to announce that the Veterinary Technology Program has obtained approval from MSU Academic Governance to change the name of our program to the Veterinary Nursing Program, effective spring 2020.

This change will more accurately convey the content of the Program and help to clarify the goals and purpose of the Program and the type of careers available to graduates of the program. As a leader in veterinary medical education, the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine will be among the leaders advancing the professional identity of our graduates.

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Upcoming Informational Webinars:

The MSU College of Veterinary Medicine offers informational webinars so that viewers can learn about the many veterinary career pathways, as well as the programs offered by the College.

Webinar dates for fall and winter will be posted in late August. Interested viewers will be able to register at that time.


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Are you ready to join the world-renowned Michigan State University community and the rewarding and challenging field of veterinary nursing? A degree in veterinary nursing opens up a world of possibilities. MSU alumni succeed in private practice, teaching and research, public health, hospitals and clinics, and zoo and wildlife centers. Wherever you go, you'll find MSU alumni leading the way. Thank you for your interest in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine.

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