Beginning Monday, June 14, 2021, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center will allow clients into the building with patients. Find details here.
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.
In 2021, the College had twice as many residents pursing ACVP board certification because examinations were cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. All the College’s candidates passed the Phase II examination, and will be diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Pathology!
Congratulations also are due to Dr. Samantha Darling, who passed her Phase II examination in Anatomic Pathology. Darling graduated from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine with her DVM degree, and then trained during her residency at the University of California, Davis. She is currently a graduate student in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine's Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology Program, and working in Dr. Thomas Loch's laboratory.
Pathology residents at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine are celebrating a major accomplishment: a 100 percent board certification pass rate.
“While I am not surprised by the knowledge and skillfulness of our residents, I am thrilled that all of them passed,” says Dr. Birgit Puschner, dean for the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. “This is testament to the quality of education and experience our residents here at the College and at the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory experience and carry with them into their future careers.”
The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) is the credentialing body for veterinary pathologists, and an organization of board-certified veterinary pathologists who set the standard for veterinary pathology as a discipline. In addition, ACVP presents the Harold W. Casey Scholarship Award, which recognizes individuals training in pathology and working toward ACVP certification.
Before she passed her certifying exams, Dr. Mayra Tsoi, who recently joined the College’s Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation as an assistant professor, received the Casey Award. Dr. Bonnie Harrington, assistant professor for the College’s Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, was Tsoi’s lead nominator for the award.
“I knew Mayra was an excellent candidate for this award for her skills and dedication in diagnostic pathology, her research achievements, and her passion for teaching. I am glad the selection committee recognized her achievements, just as I have,” says Harrington.
Tsoi earned her DMV, MS, and PhD from the University of Montreal. She joined MSU in 2018, and completed her anatomic pathology residency in 2021. Tsoi’s interests include pathology of the respiratory and reproductive systems, as well as avian pathology and cancer pathology.
“The quality of diagnostic training and opportunities I had at Michigan State University during my residency were truly unique and helped set me up for success,” says Tsoi. “I’m excited to put my diagnostic skills to the test and to train the next generation of pathologists and veterinarians at the College.”
To learn more about the Department of Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, visit the Department’s webpage.