Much like the specialists in human medicine, veterinarians pursue additional education and certification beyond veterinary school. A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who has completed additional training in a specific area of veterinary medicine and has passed an examination that evaluates their knowledge and skills in that specialty area. 

At the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, our specialty services are led by teams of veterinary specialists, residents, interns, licensed veterinary technicians, and senior students. Our expertise complements that of your veterinarian. We work collaboratively with your primary care veterinary on a referral basis. You may be referred to a veterinary specialist if diagnosing or treating your pet's health problem requires specialized equipment and/or expertise that your veterinarian does not have.