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, and dentistry procedures for dogs and cats is also available. If the need exists, the team may consult or 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.
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.
In keeping with our commitment to excellence in education and excellence in patient care, the service is staffed by senior veterinary students and student veterinary nurses who are supported and supervised by primary care nursing faculty and veterinarians. Primary Care provides students with experiences commonly found in private general practice and allows for additional involvement in client communication and patient care
Appointments vary in length, but typically last about an hour.
Primary Care Services
“Michigan State's Primary Care service is a full-time service at the Veterinary Medical Center that provides comprehensive outpatient care for the surrounding community.”
- Wellness care for all life stages
- Vaccinations, preventatives, yearly parasite screening
- 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.