Ferret medicine has a long standing history within the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. Compassionate and expert treatment of ill ferrets is provided at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH), the service unit of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is the primary referral center in the state, accepting challenging cases from veterinary practitioners throughout Michigan, neighboring states, and Canada. The hospital staff includes specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency medicine/critical care, internal medicine, nutrition, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, radiology, soft-tissue and orthopedic surgery, theriogenology, and zoo and wildlife medicine.
Working in close collaboration with the VTH is the Diagnostic Center for Population and Animal Health (DCPAH). In the more than 30 years since its inception, DCPAH has become one of the country's premier veterinary diagnostic laboratories. Its 11 sections provide state-of-the-art, trusted and comprehensive veterinary diagnostic services, encompassing diseases of ferrets. Together, the CVM-MSU team of internationally recognized clinicians, diagnosticians and scientists focuses its efforts on the advancement of ferret health at MSU by treating sick animals, diagnosing ferret diseases and investigating the mechanisms and potential cures for ferret diseases.
This web page not only provides information about clinical and diagnostic testing available for ferret diseases, but also highlights the current research at MSU on ferret diseases and attempts to raise the funds necessary to create an endowment for a specialist position to support ferret research. We must raise a total of at least $300,000.00 to fund the endowment. At this endowment level we can then adequately support this specialist position. We greatly appreciate your support towards the advancement of the health of ferrets.