Emergency & Critical Care
- Small Animal: 517-353-5420
- Large Animal: 517-353-9710
Beginning Sunday, August 1, 2021, all visitors to MSU's campus, including the Veterinary Medical Center, are required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Find details here.
Clients are allowed indoors with their animals. 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.
Our specialists coordinate with primary care veterinarians to provide continuity of care when patients require specialty care or sophisticated diagnostic tools and treatments.
Specialists in more than 20 specialty services provide care to companion animals in state-of-the art facilities. The depth of expertise results in care unmatched in the state.
We provide emergency care as well as advanced diagnostics, specialty medical and surgical treatment, and therapeutic services for horses, cattle, and other food / fiber animals.
To protect the health and nutrition of humans and animals alike, the world needs food animal veterinarians. To that end, three Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine students who are interested in production animal medicine were awarded scholarships by Merck Animal Health.
Dr. Jane Wall Lacher earned three degrees from Michigan State University: a bachelor of science degree in medical technology in 1975, a bachelor of science degree in poultry science in 1976, and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. Dr. Lacher is a retired laboratory animal veterinarian.
It feels good to be home. Fall 2021 has been a special time of reunion in the halls of the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, with many returning to campus for the first time since spring 2020. Here are some snapshots of our first week back in business for the new school year.
Education doesn't stop when the academic calendar closes. At the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, learning continues yearlong in the form of summer research programs, in which students from many disciplinary backgrounds delve into the world of biomedical research, often for the first time.