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.

We have a number of active research and outreach projects and several pending proposals. Our current areas of active research and outreach include:

  • Benchmarking antimicrobial usage (AMU) on dairy farms and determining how AMU is associated with dissemination of resistant pathogens and their genetic elements on farms.
  • Development of antimicrobial stewardship team on individual farms.
  • Impact of use of critically important antimicrobials on development and dissemination of resistance.
  • Performing clinical trials to determine when antimicrobial usage should be used for treatment of mastitis.
  • Identifying methods to enhance the ability of the cow to mount an effective immune response to infection, thus resulting in spontaneous bacteriological clearance.
  • Understanding the role of endemic disease on response to bacterial infections.