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.

Dalen Agnew DVM, PhD
(Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation)
Theme: Reproductive health, feline oncology, exotic cats
Project(s): Investigating the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer in panthers

Loic Dejardin DVM PhD; Danielle Marturello DVM; Karen Perry BVM&S, MRCVS
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: Feline orthopedics
Project(s):
1. Characterizing the feline femur
2. Develpment of a small interlocking nail device
3.Clinical studies of the efficacy of the interlocking nail device

Gisela Hussey DVM, PhD; and Roger Maes DVM, PhD
(Microbiology and Molecular Genetics)
Theme: Feline infectious disease, Feline Herpesvirus -1, vaccine development
Project(s): Identification of feline herpesvirus -1 genes and their effects on host immunomodulation for the development of modified live vaccines.

John Kruger DVM, PhD; Katie Lonc DVM, IM Resident
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: Feline urology and nephrology, urinary incontinence
Project(s): Investigating the causes, treatment, and outcomes of urinary incontinence in cats

John Kruger DVM, PhD; Sarah Buchholz DVM Student
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: Feline urology and Nephrology, feline idiopathic cystitis
Project(s): Optimizing tests for detection of cytokines and chemokines as biomarkers of FIC

John Kruger DVM, PhD; Taylor Aiello BS, CMIB MS Student; Peter Schall BS, Anim Sci PhD Student; Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan PhD
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Animal Science)
Theme: Feline urology and Nephrology/ Feline idiopathic cystitis
Project(s): Investigating the transcriptome of cats with differing phenotypes of FIC using RNA sequence analysis.

Daniel Langlois DVM; Amy Oberstradt DVM, IM Resident; Andrew Claude DVM; Kent Refsal DVM, PhD; Brian Petroff DVM, PhD
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation)
Theme: Feline endocrinology/hyperthyroidism
Project(s): Radioactive iodine uptake in hyperthyroid cats following recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone administration.

Xiaobo Tan, Tong Gao, John Kruger, Chunqi Qian, Nelson Sepulvada
(Electrical and Computer Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Computational Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; Radiology; and Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: Soft robotics
Projects: Development of miniaturized autonomous soft robotics for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions

Cheryl Swenson DVM, PhD; Garrick Moll DVM, CMIB PhD Student; Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan PhD
(Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: Feline infectious disease/FeLV prevention
Projects(s): Modulation of Feline Leukemia Virus Integration by inhibiting Bromodomain and extra-terminal domain

Vilma Yuzbasiyan-Gurkan PhD, Taylor Aiello BS, CMIB MS student; Sarah Corner, John Kruger DVM, PhD
(Small Animal Clinical Sciences)
Theme: feline oncology
Projects(s): Investigating the KIT gene in feline oral squamous cell carcinoma