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That Doesn’t Go There: Fixing a Spaniel’s Severe Hernia May 02, 2023

When a young dog was found to have an unusual form of hernia, Spartan veterinary professionals got to work sorting him out.

Little Panda, Big Heart: MSU Cardiologists Assist Red Panda from Potawatomi Zoo March 31, 2023

Raya is a young red panda who lives at Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana. At only a year and a half of age, Raya has overcome numerous health challenges thanks to the dedication of her caretakers and medical team—including some a state away in Michigan.

German Shepherd Puppy Receives Fracture Repair After Playtime Accident January 12, 2023

After playtime went awry for Max, an 8-week-old German Shepherd, Spartan surgeons helped him bounce back from his broken limb.

Meet Kyia September 28, 2022
From a Rouby to a Pearl, Newborn Colt Defies the Odds September 09, 2022

Equine dystocia, or difficulty birthing a foal, is not uncommon, but always urgent. After Rouby, an 18-year-old Oldenburg mare, was in labor for more than three hours, and two weeks late on delivery, her owner Valerie knew quick action was needed to save her beloved mare and her unborn foal.

Sadie, the Great Pyrenees, Celebrates 100 Visits with MSU’s Rehabilitation Service August 15, 2022

Sadie became a Spartan at a young age: at just 10 months old, Sadie was presented to the MSU Rehabilitation Service due to the concern of right hind limb lameness.

'Overjoyed:' Spartans Give Man’s Best Friend the Gift of More Time July 07, 2022

When asked what Ron loves most about Annie, he comments: her special spirit. When asked how he feels about getting more time with her, he responds: overjoyed.

The First of His Kind: MSU Surgeons Repair Kitten’s Fracture with Patented Surgical Nail May 20, 2022

Otis is the first cat ever to have an I-Loc 4mm interlocking nail placed in their humerus.

From Broken Limb to Playful Romp: How MSU Surgeons Helped a Puppy be a Puppy 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? 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 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 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.