Large Animal Hospital

The Large Animal Hospital provides specialized services to bovine, camelid, pet pigs, sheep and goats, and occasional zoo animals. Our facilities have dedicated animal specific wards with stocks for examinations, a floatation tank, slings for recumbent animals, standing and recumbent surgical suites, a neonatal intensive care unit and ward for camelids, and specialized examination and reproductive rooms.

Our services are delivered by a team consisting of a board-certified specialist, a resident, an intern, a veterinary technician, and students. Our team has access to specialized equipment including digital radiography, CT scanner, scintigraphy, videoendoscopy, ultrasonography, CO2 laser, Yag laser for camelids, and advanced dental equipment.

Meet our providers

Two calves in a field

Hours

Daytime hours

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Emergency hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Drop offs can be scheduled with the large animal office or through your clinic.

Contact us

Phone
Address

1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States


Services

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Our services

Learn more about the specific specialties and services available to our large animal clients

Medical
includes internal medicine and critical care, evaluation of colic, endoscopy, cardiology, ophthalmology, neurology, dentistry, dermatology, and nutritional consultations.

Surgical
includes soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, lameness evaluations, laparoscopic, reproductive and laser surgery.

Reproductive
includes ultrasonography, breeding soundness evaluations, breeding management, management of infertility, hormone analysis, pregnancy diagnosis, and treatment for dystocia.

Medical Imaging
includes radiology, ultrasound, CT and MRI

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
includes bacteriology, clinical chemistry, cytology, endocrinology, hematology, molecular diagnostics, necropsy and general exam of tissues, parasitology, pathology (surgical), serology, toxicology and virology.

Additional Services
anesthesia, pharmacy, client support services and complementary therapies including acupuncture and rehabilitation.

Learn more about each specialty and service

Client resources

Find helpful resources for our large animal owners as well as tips and general information for all of our VMC clients.

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Large animals cared for by the Large Animal Hospital

An alpaca receiving an eye exam

Camelids

The Large Animal Hospital has a dedicated camelid area with camelid stocks for examinations, a neonatal intensive care unit and ward, a floatation tank, a neurological stall with a sling for recumbent camelids, a surgical suite, and specialized examination and reproductive rooms.

black piglet

Pet pigs

The Large Animal Hospital has a dedicated pet pig ward with individual stalls for examinations and administration of treatments, a surgical suite, and specialized examination and reproductive rooms.

two sheep with foreheads touching

Other farm animals

The Veterinary Medical Center has areas dedicated to bovine and small ruminants with stalls for examinations and administration of treatments, a bovine ward, a floatation tank, and slings for recumbent animals, standing and recumbent surgical suites, and specialized examination and reproductive rooms.