June 14, 2021 8:26 AM

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.

2017 Alumnus to Succeed in Dairy Herd Health Medicine.

Dr. Jared Lyzenga graduated from the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine in spring 2017. Lyzenga, who also earned his Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at MSU, entered the veterinary medicine program in 2013 with a concentration in production animal medicine. During the 4 years it took him to earn his DVM, Lyzenga was awarded 10 scholarships. Each scholarship helped contribute to Lyzenga’s future, in which he would go on to fulfill his veterinary oath.

Lyzenga And Cow 2

“The scholarships that I received during veterinary school greatly enhanced my growth and education as a student,” says Lyzenga. “They allowed me to attend various food animal conferences and externships in other states while becoming a well-rounded production medicine veterinarian.”

Lyzenga says the most valuable quality that his scholarships provided was the ease of his transition from student to veterinarian. Because of the recognition, opportunities, support, and overall preparedness Lyzenga received from his scholarships, he is now better able to care for the dairy cattle seen at Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic in Southwest British Colombia, Canada.

Abbotsford Veterinary Clinic is a progressive food animal practice that specializes in dairy cattle medicine. Lyzenga focuses on preventative medicine and routine health protocols at scheduled herd health visits. The practice also offers reproductive services, in-vitro fertilization, and general care for other food animals, such as sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens.

“The College provided me with a great education and prepared me well for private practice,” says Lyzenga. “I’m able to take what I learned at Michigan State and apply it in the real world to heal many types of animals.”

Lyzenga says his entire experience at MSU was pivotal in helping him discover and pursue his passion for food animal medicine. During his undergraduate years, he was an advanced division winner of the 2012 MSU Dairy Challenge and a 2013 silver medalist in the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge from the American Dairy Science Association for outstanding scholastic and leadership achievements. As a DVM student, he was an active member of the College’s Food Animal Medicine Club and the Theriogenology Club.

Lyzenga’s experience extended beyond the classroom and into the field as an employee for the MSU Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center, where he worked as an animal caretaker. Lyzenga also helped conduct feed efficiency research studies and participated in a study abroad program, Dairy Husbandry and Environmental Stewardship in the Netherlands and Belgium, in 2012. Additionally, he completed an internship with Zoetis and worked at Treirweiler Dairy, Inc.

“I took advantage of the many dairy-related opportunities offered to me,” says Lyzenga. “The College works hard to provide students with great learning opportunities, especially in regard to production medicine. Valuable, practical experiences are what set the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine apart from other schools.”

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Greener Pastures

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Investing in the Future

MSU Donors’ Impact on the Dairy Industry.

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Food Systems Fellowship Program

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Prioritizes Mastitis Preventatives and Training.

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Researching New Therapies and Preventatives

to Mediate GI-Triggered Autoimmune Disease.

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Reducing Early-Life Adversity for Pig, Human Health Read More
Slowing Down Antibiotics and Speeding Up Herd Recovery Read More
Wake Up: Treating Tuberculosis by Stopping Dormancy

Treating Tuberculosis by Stopping Dormancy.

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Healing the Herd

Hospital Focuses on Prevention for Welfare and Food Safety.

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Scholarships Empower

2017 Alumnus to Succeed in Dairy Herd Health Medicine.

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Food Safety and Public Health

Veterinarians Are Integral to the Process.

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Class of 2021 Profile Read More
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Why Scholarships? Why Now?

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