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.

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From Broken Limb to Playful Romp: How MSU Surgeons Helped a Puppy be a Puppy By Katheryn L. Sullivan Kutil on February 02, 2021

For Lilah, the 11-week-old, 12-pound Bernedoodle, play time with her 90-pound pack mate, Stella, was the time of her life. That was until she not-so-gracefully—as puppies often do—wiggled underneath Stella and got herself stepped on mid-play party time.

Aggression Toward Owners is Always Problematic, but When is it Pathologic? By Katheryn L. Sullivan Kutil on April 02, 2019

Dr. Marie Hopfensperger explains Conflict Aggression, the diagnosis of a typical variant of owner directed aggression, and how to treat it.

Violet, the Pot-Bellied Pig, Lives On: MSU Theriogenology Service Funds Ovariohysterectomy, Saves Pig’s Life By Katheryn L. Sullivan Kutil on April 01, 2019

The story about Skylar Gray, a client of the MSU Large Animal Clinic, and Violet, her pot-bellied pig—and how getting Violet spayed saved her life.

Out of the Fire and into the ICU: MSU Saves Dog Rescued from House Fire By Katheryn L. Sullivan Kutil on April 01, 2019

After being rescued from a house fire, Stella, a two-year-old female Rottweiler, fought for her life at the Michigan State University Veterinary Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Service.

A Dog’s Life: Summer, the Hip Dysplastic Golden Retriever August 31, 2018

Summer Heitzman is a 10-year-old spayed female Golden Retriever that began working with the MSU Veterinary Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Service at the Dr. Elwood and Linda Collins Rehab Center, in January 2014.

Explored Pastures: Belle the Beefalo Walks Again May 01, 2018

MSU veterinarians turn an awful accident into a rewarding experience for Belle and her family.

MSU Veterinarians Perform Surgery on Injured Police Dog December 29, 2017

MSU veterinarians treated Bolt, a police dog, for a stab wound that happened while in pursuit of suspects.

Newborn Foal with Underdeveloped Bones Uses Underwater Treadmill to Recover June 07, 2017

A newborn colt receives special rehabilitation to develop its bones. 

Abandoned Dog with Severe Skin Irritation Leads to Autoimmune Discovery June 03, 2017

An abandoned Pitbull Terrier with what appeared to be severe bee stings took local and MSU veterinarians on a journey to solve a dermatological mystery. 

Levi the horse survives puncture wound to lung November 15, 2016

10-year-old Levi survived a serious puncture wound that went through his ribs and into his lung thanks to the help of MSU's Equine Services.  

Abbey the cat overcomes severe bone condition November 10, 2016

After two years of unsuccessful medical treatment, Drs. Sarah Shull and Karen Perry helped Abbey regain her quality of life through surgery and rehabilitation. 

Freedom the Bald Eagle Goes Home August 22, 2016

Our Anesthesia, Wildlife, Orthopedic, and Radiology teams worked together to fix Freedom the bald eagle's broken leg. Then they sent him home.