June 14, 2021 8:27 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.

The health of our clients, their animals, and our team remains the MSU Veterinary Medical Center's top priority.

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence to suggest that companion animals can spread COVID-19 and has received no reports of pets becoming sick with the virus. The virus originated from an animal source but is now being spread person-to-person. That said, if you are sick with COVID-19, it is advised to restrict contact with pets and other animals. If you must care for a pet while sick, wash your hands before and after, and wear a facemask.

The CDC also says that it has no evidence of imported animals or animal products pose a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Any imported pets or other animals must undergo typical CDC and U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements and before entering the country.

The VMC is taking all necessary precautions to keep every human and animal in our community safe during this time. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at (517) 353-5420.