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.


Internal medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the internal body systems. Internists specialize in the management of patients that have disorders that are complicated to diagnose or to treat, or multi-system disease processes, or conditions that are not responding to treatment as expected. Our patients may be seriously ill and require hospitalization.

Our team works closely with all other VMC services to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. We work especially closely with Diagnostic Imaging, Anesthesia, Emergency Services, Cardiology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Interventional Radiology, and Soft Tissue Surgery.

We are also supported by the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides in-house diagnostics. Their pathologists and other specialists are available for consultation right here on campus.

“As internists at the Veterinary Medical Center, our patients have access to the latest in technology and the highest level of treatment.”

– Kate Holan, DVM, DACVIM, Assistant Professor

Common disorders evaluated and treated by the Internal Medicine service include:

  • Anemia or other blood disorders
  • Chronic vomiting or diarrhea
  • Coughing 
  • Dystocia
  • Endocrine disease, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal gland disorders, etc.
  • Immune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, or immunodeficiencies
  • Infectious diseases (bacterial, viral, fungal)
  • Kidney and bladder disorders
  • Liver problems
  • Unexplained fever
  • Unexplained weight loss