Neonatal Service

Our Services

The Farm Animal Neonatal Section at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State provides complete state-of-the-art neonatal consultation and care for farm animals as wells as various obstetric procedures for animals in dystocia.

Service Highlights

Full neonatal care service is provided for sick neonates, including IgG testing and plasma transfusion service. We recommend bringing the dam of sick neonates with the patient so that nursing and neonate/dam bonding is not interrupted. A "cria-sitter" service is also offered for continuous monitoring of sick crias, at an additional cost. Sick neonates will typically be hospitalized for approximately 7-10 days, although sometimes longer stays will be necessary.

Intensive Neonatal Care including:

  • Parturition assistance for all farm animal species
  • Intensive care and monitoring for neonatal farm animals
  • Plasma administration

Appointments & Office Hours

  • Office hours: 10am – 4pm, 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.


Payment is expected at the time of your visit. Please read our payment policy for complete information.