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.

Admissions

The selection criteria for the Program is based on GPA, veterinary-related experience, evaluation forms, and applicant essays.

GPA

To be considered for admission, an applicant must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, a minimum math and science GPA of 2.5 (with a minimum of 2.0 in all prerequisite math and science courses), and a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the applicant’s most recent 12 credits.

The average GPA of the admitted class for the last three years has been:

  • Cumulative GPA = 3.26
  • Most Recent 12 credits = 3.52
  • Math/Science GPA = 3.22

A minimum of 80 hours of veterinary-related experience is required. Veterinary related experience is defined as any hours spent volunteering, observing, or working under the supervision of a veterinarian or a credentialed veterinary technician. The total number of hours and the quality of the hours will be considered when reviewing an applicant’s file

Three Evaluation Forms

  • At least one from a veterinarian or credentialed veterinary technician or nurse
  • At least one from an academic reference (advisor, professor, or counselor)
  • An individual of applicant's choice (non-relative)

Applicant Essays

  • The applicant essays are designed to demonstrate an applicant’s knowledge and understanding of the veterinary health care team and the skills and qualities necessary to be a successful member of that team.
  • The essays will be evaluated based on how effectively the applicant's thoughts are conveyed.