The Emergency and Critical Care Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center provides critical medical care, evaluation, and treatment to severely injured or ill animals, as well as ongoing care for critically ill or injured animals.

The Emergency and Critical Care Service—for both large and small animals—is run by teams of board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists. Our dedicated teams include clinicians, residents, interns, licensed veterinary technicians, staff, and senior students who deliver the highest possible standard of compassionate veterinary care to your animal. We work collaboratively with local veterinarians from across the region to make sure your animal gets the best care possible.

With more than 20 specialty veterinary services under one roof, the VMC can internally collaborate with the other services in the hospital to support and enhance your animal’s treatment plan.

Common conditions treated by the Emergency and Critical Care Service Include:

  • Acute abdominal obstruction
  • Acute neurologic disease
  • Acute respiratory obstructions
  • All surgical emergencies
  • Anemia
  • Bite wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Bloat (GDV/Gastric dilatation and volvulus)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Dystocia
  • Gastrointestinal obstruction
  • Heart failure
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Lameness
  • Neonatal care
  • Oncologic emergencies
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Parvovirus enteritis
  • Poisonings
  • Pyometra
  • Renal failure
  • Reproductive emergencies
  • Septic peritonitis
  • Trauma (chest, abdominal, head, orthopedic, spinal, lacerations, fractures, blunt trauma, etc.)
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urethral obstruction
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Urinary obstruction