The world is ever-changing, and the health of humans, animals, and their shared environment must be realized and prioritized, together. Scientists at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine are doing just that through collaborative and interdisciplinary investigations that capitalize on the College’s capabilities and resources.

The health of animal populations is a sentinel for the health of people. From monitoring and managing diseases found in wildlife, to digital platforms that connect veterinary health experts around the world, to ensuring the health of agricultural animals and the food they produce, researchers at the College partner with industry and public service to help ensure and improve the health, safety, and wellbeing of animals and people across the state and around the globe. Assets like the MSU Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, which provides top-tier diagnostic testing and analysis for many research programs and individual clients, help make these efforts possible.

The environment is of equal concern for the College’s investigators, who understand the inextricable ties between environmental health and that of animals and humans. As an agricultural University with environmental surveillance and research stations established throughout the state, the College makes use of these and other unique resources to power its work. Investigators studying air quality and other aspects of environmental health offer critical insights to the optimal care and maintenance of the environment, as well as the many populations whose lives—and quality of life—hinge upon it.

Interested in collaborating or supporting the College’s research? Contact Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, associate dean of Research Facilitation for the College.