September 22, 2020 6:38 PM

As of June 29, MSU's Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ECCM) operations have modified:

All walk-in patients will be evaluated. Life-threatening cases will be admitted. Cases evaluated as stable will be referred to the client’s primary care veterinarian, other facilities, or other services within the MSU Hospital, if possible. Monday–Friday, from 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., the ECCM Service will operate as a “referral only” service. However, walk-in patients with critical illness or immediately life-threatening problems will always receive care. Referring veterinarians should call 517-353-5420 prior to sending any patients to MSU. View the Hospital's full web page.

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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.