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.
Dr. John Kruger, Pat Carrigan Endowed Chair in Feline Health and professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, has been awarded the American Veterinary Medical Foundation/Winn Excellence in Feline Foundation Research Award. Kruger was selected by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Research for his contributions to the veterinary profession and the advancement of feline health.
Kruger’s research focuses on increased understanding of lower urinary tract disorders (LUTD) and LUTD syndrome in cats; specifically, Kruger’s work helps explain what LUTD syndrome is and how best to manage it in order to relieve discomfort and progressive tissue damage.
Kruger, who also directs the Center for Feline Health and Well-Being at the College, is a clinician scientist who has dedicated three decades of work and been awarded more than $2 million in research support toward feline health. He is the senior member of the Internal Medicine Service at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center, and he works with clients and cat advocates across the country.