The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease COVID-19, is a type of zoonotic virus that jumps from animals to humans.

This page offers news and resources about COVID-19, and its impact on animals and humans. Please visit often for the latest information.


Please visit the In the News for important information about current events related to Covid-19 and animals.

Town Hall Meetings: Conversations on COVID-19

Watch recorded town halls with expert faculty voices discussing various dimensions of COVID-19 and the pandemic.

These town halls are hosted by the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the MSU Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

VMC Hospital Updates

For Clients and Referring Veterinarians

While regular veterinary services have been permitted to reopen statewide beginning May 29, the MSU Veterinary Medical Center will maintain its current level of operations in order to best protect its clinical staff, patients, and clientele. This means the Hospital will continue to see only emergency and critical care patients at this time. In coming weeks, Hospital administrators will begin implementing a plan to gradually reopen the Hospital to allow for specialty service visits.

Revised Operations are available and updates will be posted as needed

Covid-19 and Animals

There are seven different types of coronaviruses. At present, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Please see COVID-19 and Animals for more information.

For important information about current events related to COVID-19 and animals, please visit In the News.

Ask the Expert: Pets and COVID-19.

Covid-19 and Humans

COVID-19 is the disease caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2. Please see COVID-19 and Humans for more information on prevention and symptoms.

The COVID-19 pandemic is shifting the way the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, the Veterinary Medical Center, and the Veterinary Laboratory function. Here’s what you need to know.

MSU is the first University in the country to pilot test a COVID notification app. The app is designed for MSU students, faculty, and staff and aims to be an alert system for Michigan COVID exposure.

VDL Laboratory Updates

The MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides services essential to sustain or protect life and will continue to operate.

Information about lab operations is available and updates will be posted as needed.


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