To maximize laboratory efficiencies and resources, the MSU VDL is discontinuing Saturday morning hours for our necropsy service. Effective July 1, 2024, animals may be submitted for necropsy Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

While the MSU VDL does not accept animals for cremation outside of regular business hours, the Laboratory accepts large animal necropsy submissions (equine or farm animals greater than 200 lbs.) afterhours in cases of emergencies. Animals must be received before midnight. Please contact the necropsy after-hours service at 517.353.5275 for coordination. There is an after-hours fee for this service in addition to any applicable necropsy and/or cremation fees.

If after-hours drop-off is required for small or companion animals (less than 200 lbs.), clients may bring the animal to the MSU Veterinary Medical Center. Call 517.353.5420 for additional information. The animal will be delivered to the laboratory for necropsy and/or cremation on the following business day.

Thank you for your support and patience as we implement these operational changes.