A Focus on Large Farm Animals
The Alice Lloyd Finley Memorial Veterinary Research Farm (Finley Farm) is a 133 acre farm in Madison County. Donated in 1976, it serves the College of Veterinary Medicine as a teaching and research farm for large farm animals, mostly horses, but also cattle and camelids.
Most animals are donated to the college for their use in teaching and research. Veterinary students are taught diagnostic and simple therapeutic procedures, and they may participate in ongoing research projects of veterinary research faculty. The Finley Farm is self-supporting, with an approximate $250,000 yearly budget for animal and farm maintenance. The college administration pays for the upkeep of the teaching herd, but research animal related costs are paid from research projects. The research budget fluctuates. About $250,000 are derived from the racing industry and there are projects funded by other agencies including industry, USDA, and breed organizations.
The farm is directed by the director and farm manager, Maureen Fagan, and taken care of by two full-time and a varying number of part-time farm technicians. A university veterinarian supervises compliance with Finley Farm (AAALAC accredited facility) animal welfare regulations and a clinical veterinarian tends to the clinical needs of the farm animals. A Finley Farm Users Committee meets regularly to advise on animal use issues and animal maintenance costs.
2108 NE Plain City-Georgesville Road
West Jefferson, OH 43162
For more information, contact:
Ph: (614) 879-7823
Fx: (614) 879-9732