August 10, 2020 9:01 AM

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.

Posted February 22, 2016
Featuring Steven Arnoczky

Demonstrating an age-dependent return to homeostasis following exercise and tendon elongation


The tendon research of the Dr. Steven Arnoczky and Dr. Michael Lavagnino along with their colleagues at the University of Michigan was once again cited as one of the significant orthopaedic research contributions of 2015 by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.  Arnoczky is the Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and directs the MSU Laboratory of Comparative Orthopaedic Research (LCOR). Lavagnino manages the LCOR Biomaterial Testing and Computational Biology Laboratories.


The paper "Tendon contraction after cyclic elongation is an age-dependent phenomenon: in vivo and in vitro comparisons" demonstrated an age-dependent return to homeostasis following exercise and tendon elongation, suggesting the importance of allowing time for recovery (contraction) between bouts of repetitive exercise. 

The study continues the research of Dr. Arnoczky and LCOR investigating the relationship between exercise and tendon health and injury.