The Farm Animal General Medicine Section at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State provides complete state-of-the-art medical consultation to farm animal clients (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and alternative livestock such as llamas, alpacas and deer).
Full diagnostic services offered (prolonged hospitalization may be required):
- 24-HOUR intensive care unit service
- Neonatal disease – diarrhea, enteric disease, septicemia, hernias, obstructions
- Medical diseases of adult farm animals – intestinal, respiratory, neurologic, hemolyphatic
- Hydrofloatation system (750-gallon water tank large enough to hoist adult cattle for treatment of nerve, muscle or other disorders of down cattle)
- Downer cow stalls, including 2-ton hoist, monk slings, hip lifters and hydrofloatation tank
Appointments & Office Hours
- Office hours: 10am – 5:30pm, Monday – Friday
- Appointments strongly recommended.
- For an appointment: (614) 292-6661, Ext. 1
- Emergency service: 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year
- After-hour emergencies: (614) 292-6661
What to Expect
All cases are examined and treated in a team effort with veterinarians, senior veterinary students and veterinary technicians. Most cases are seen, treated and discharged same day. Average outpatient stay: 2 hrs.
- Michael Rings, DVM, MS, DACVIM
- Jeff Lakritz, DVM, PHD, DACVIM
- Andrew Niehaus, DVM, MS, Section Head
- Katie (Katharine) Simpson, DVM, DACVIM
- Amanda Hartnack, DVM
- Sarah Depenbrock, DVM
- Dave Pontius, DVM
- David Fredrick, RVT
- Amanda Warchol, RVT
Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Please read our payment policy for complete information.