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.


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.

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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.

The Veterinary Medical Center and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories are in need of homemade masks. Here’s how you can help.

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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