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Food Animal Medicine & Surgery


The OSU Veterinary Hospital has been serving food animal owners since 1948. We offer routine appointments Monday-Friday and 24 hour emergency service including holidays.


A Team Effort


The food animal medicine and surgery service is staffed by board certified specialists, post-graduate veterinary residents, interns and senior veterinary students. The service is also supported by board certified specialists in other areas of the hospital including anesthesiology, surgery, ophthalmology, radiology, cardiology and pathology.


Licensed animal health technicians specifically trained in food animal medicine and surgery assist our veterinarians and provide patient care during the day and after hours.


All the members of our team utilize state of the art diagnostic and therapeutic modalities with the common goal of delivering the highest possible standard of compassionate veterinary care to ill or injured cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and swine, while training the next generation of food animal and mixed animal practitioners and veterinary specialists. Diagnostic and treatment procedures can be tailored to suit your needs ranging from practical and frugal for commercial production animals or as detailed and intensive as needed for valuable seedstock or companion livestock.


The food animal team also works closely with theriogenologists at the hospital to offer reproductive services for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas and alpacas.


Ambulatory Services


The ambulatory service provides full service veterinary care for food animal patients. Services offered include diagnostic and treatment services for individual animals, herd health practices including calf processing and pregnancy diagnosis, obstetrics, disease outbreak investigation and herd management consultation.


The ambulatory service is also available for after-hours emergency services whenever needed. Service for individual animal cases is typically restricted to within 20-25 miles of Stillwater, but larger scale herd work and management consultation can occur anywhere in the state.


The ambulatory service is staffed by experienced board-certified clinicians along with senior veterinary students.

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