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 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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