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 Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

We believe veterinarians make the world a better place. The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences (SCS) is committed to educating the next generation of veterinary professionals, conducting research that improves the lives of animals and humans, and bringing our skills and knowledge together to provide the best clinical services available.

The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers graduate programs through the Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program, a residency program, a DVM degree, a veterinary technician program, and specialty continuing education for practicing veterinarians.

Our faculty is actively engaged in basic and translational research that advances knowledge and improves the health and wellbeing of animals. Our graduate programs lead to the master of science degree from Small Animal Clinical Sciences, and MS and PhD degrees through the College’s Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology program. There are options for graduate veterinarians to combine residency training with a MS or PhD program.

DVM and post-DVM clinical training is supervised by our board-certified specialists in the college's state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center, which—from oncology to diagnostic imaging—includes some of the most advanced technology available.