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.

Students belonging to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program, the Veterinary Nursing Program, or on DVM clinical rotations may follow different academic schedules. Please scroll down to the calendar most relevant to your program.

Please note that the College of Veterinary Medicine may have break days that differ from the University's.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program Academic Calendar

2020–21 Academic Year
  • Fall 2020

    Spring 2021

  • Orientation (Class of 2024) Begins
    Wednesday 8/12
    -
  • Semester Begins (Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024)
    Monday 8/17
    Monday 1/4
  • Holiday: Classes Cancelled (2022, 2023, 2024)
    Monday 9/7
    Monday 1/18
  • Fall Intersession (2022, 2023, 2024)
    Thursday 10/8–Friday 10/9
    -
  • Phi Zeta Research Day
    Friday 10/16
    -
  • Spring Break: Classes Cancelled (2022)
    -
    Monday 3/1–Friday 3/5
  • SAVMA Symposium (2022, 2023, 2024)
    -
    Saturday 3/13–Monday 3/15
  • Spring Break: Classes Cancelled (2023, 2024)
    -
    Monday 3/15–Friday 3/19
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes Cancelled (2022, 2023, 2024)
    Monday 11/23–Friday 11/27
    -
  • Semester Ends (2023, 2024)
    Friday 12/11
    Friday 5/7
  • Semester Ends (2022)
    Friday 12/11
    Sunday 5/9
2021–22 Academic Year
  • Fall 2021

    Spring 2022

  • Orientation (Class of 2025) Begins
    Monday 8/9
    -
  • Semester Begins (2023, 2024, 2025)
    Monday 8/16
    Monday 1/3
  • Holiday: Classes Cancelled (2023, 2024, 2025)
    Monday 9/6
    Monday 1/17
  • Fall Intersession (2024, 2025)
    Monday 10/4–Friday 10/8
    -
  • Fall Intersession (2023)
    Monday 10/11–Friday 10/15
    -
  • Spring Break: Classes Cancelled (2023)
    -
    Monday 2/28–Friday 3/4
  • SAVMA Symposium (2023, 2024, 2025)
    -
    To be determined
  • Spring Break: Classes Cancelled (2024, 2025)
    -
    Monday 3/7–Friday 3/11
  • Phi Zeta Research Day
    To be determined
    -
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes Cancelled (2023, 2024, 2025)
    Monday 11/22–Friday 11/26
    -
  • Semester Ends (2024, 2025)
    Friday 12/10
    Friday 5/6
  • Semester Ends (2023)
    Friday 12/10
    Sunday 5/8

DVM Clinical Phase Calendar

2020–21 Academic Year
  • Spring 2021

    Summer 2021

  • Semester Begins
    Monday 1/4
    Monday 5/10
  • Graduation
    Friday 5/7
    -
  • Semester Ends
    Sunday 5/9
    Sunday 8/22
2021–22 Academic Year
  • Fall 2021

    Spring 2022

  • Semester Begins
    Monday 8/23
    Monday 11/3
  • Thanksgiving Holiday: Classes Cancelled
    Thursday 11/25–Friday 11/26
    -
  • Graduation
    -
    Friday 5/6
  • Semester Ends
    Wednesday 12/22
    Sunday 5/8

Veterinary Nursing Program Academic Calendar

Please read carefully. The Veterinary Nursing academic schedule differs from the University's academic calendar.

2021–22 Academic Year
  • Fall 2021

    Spring 2022

  • Classes Begin
    Monday 8/30
    Monday 1/10
  • Holiday: University Open, Classes Cancelled
    -
    Monday 1/17
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Monday 9/6
    -
  • Middle of Semester
    Wednesday 10/20
    Wednesday 3/2
  • Mid-Semester Break
    Thursday 10/21–Friday 10/22
    -
  • Spring Break
    -
    Monday 3/7–Friday 3/11
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Thursday 11/26–Friday 11/27
    -
  • Classes End
    Sunday 12/12
    Friday 4/29
  • Final Exams
    Monday 12/13–Friday 12/17
    -
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Friday 12/24–Monday 12/27
    -
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Friday 12/31–Monday 1/3
    -
  • Commencements
    -
    Friday 5/6 (tentative)
  • 2022–23 Academic Year

  • Classes Begin
    Monday 8/29
    Monday 1/9
  • Holiday: University Open, Classes Cancelled
    -
    Monday 1/16
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Monday 9/5
    -
  • Middle of Semester
    Wednesday 10/19
    Wednesday 3/1
  • Spring Break
    -
    Monday 3/6–Friday 3/10
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Thursday 11/24–Friday, 11/25
    -
  • Classes End
    Friday 12/9
    Friday 4/28
  • Final Exams
    Monday 12/12–Friday 12/16
    Monday 5/1–Friday 5/5
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Friday 12/23–Monday 12/26
    -
  • Commencements
    -
    -
  • Holiday: University Closed
    Friday 12/30–Monday 1/2
    -