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.

The DiRita Laboratory's research is aimed at uncovering and characterizing pathogenicity mechanisms in the diarrheal pathogens Vibrio cholera and Campylobacter jejuni.

Victor DiRita, PhD, researches pathogens of the gastrointestinal tract, especially Vibrio cholerae and Campylobacter jejuni; mechanisms by which microbial pathogens colonize hosts and cause disease; and virulence gene regulation, membrane-localized transcription activators, genetic analysis of Campylobacter jejuni, and mechanism of colonization in chickens. DiRita is the Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in Microbial Pathogenesis.