July 30, 2021 4:58 PM

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.

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The Behavior Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center specializes in the treatment of behavioral concerns in any companion animal species. Our team develops personalized and practical plans for each patient, considering comorbid conditions and client needs. The goals are to improve the quality of life for the entire family and support the human-animal bond.

Patients typically visit Behavior Services for:

  • Aggression toward unfamiliar people
  • Aggression toward owners
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Noise phobia
  • Thunderstorm phobia
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Feline inappropriate elimination
  • Inter-cat aggression
  • Inter-dog aggression
  • Sedated veterinary care

“The MSU Behavior Service’s focus is on the treatment of behavioral disorders to ensure animal wellbeing and maintain the human-animal bond.”

-Marie Hopfensperger, DVM, Assistant Professor