Large Animal Hospital

To all our valued colleagues, clients, and patients: The Large Animal Hospital is following the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center's protocol regarding COVID-19 by only seeing patients requiring urgent or emergency careAppointments for less critical patients are not currently being scheduled. Learn more

Providing comprehensive and specialized care to farm animals, and occasionally zoo animals

Two fluffy cows in a fieldLarge 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.

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Specialties and services

Specialties and services

Click here for specific specialities and services available to our large animal clients

Medical
includes internal medicine and critical care, evaluation of colic, endoscopy, cardiology, opthamology, 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.

Hours

Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.

Location

1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Stay connected

Email: lah@umn.edu

Client resources

Click the button below to find helpful resources for our large animal owners as well as tips and general information for all of our VMC clients. 

Client resources