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 Primary Care Service provides routine health care, including physical examinations, wellness care for all life stages, vaccinations, and diagnosis and treatment of injuries or illnesses. General surgery, spays and neuters, dentistry for dogs and cats, and select services for small mammals also are offered.

If the need exists, the team may refer a patient to one of the many specialty services at the Hospital. The Service focuses on safe and low-stress handling and has separate feline and canine waiting areas.

The Service, in keeping with our commitment to excellence in education and excellence in patient care, is staffed by senior veterinary students who are supported and supervised by primary care veterinarians. The Service provides students with experience in primary veterinary care and client communication.

Appointments vary in length, but typically last about an hour.

Primary Care Services

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  • Wellness care for all life stages
  • Vaccinations, preventatives, yearly parasite screening
  • Microchipping
  • Primary diagnosis and treatment of injuries and illnesses
  • Interstate and international health certificates
  • Primary behavioral concerns with referral to Hospital behaviorist if appropriate
  • Nutritional assessment and consultations
  • General surgical procedures
  • Spay and neuter surgery
  • General dental care including dental cleanings, radiographs (X-rays), and extractions
  • Euthanasia and palliative care

Referrals and consultations for surgery, specialty care, and emergency/critical care are available through the MSU Veterinary Medical Center.