July 02, 2020 12:13 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 Veterinary Social Work Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center offers emotional support to clients when they need it most. Veterinary social workers provide short-term, one-on-one counseling for a variety of situations.

• Counseling during difficult treatments, such as chemotherapy
• Emotional support during difficult decisions
• Support during the euthanasia process

We also provide referrals to resources in our clients’ communities.

About Our Program

The MSU Veterinary Social Work Services program (VSWS) is a collaboration between the School of Social Work and the College of Veterinary Medicine. VSWS provides emotional support and educational and referral services for clients, veterinarians, medical staff, and support staff of the MSU Veterinary Medical Center. VSWS is working with members of the College faculty to bring experiential role play into the education of veterinary students, particularly when dealing with people’s injured, ill, or dying animals.

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