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About the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

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Hours of Operation

The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center is open to clients from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, but it is best to call ahead.

Appointment Contact Numbers for the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center

Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital (small animal medicine & surgery)

Phone: (515) 294-4900
Fax: (515) 294-7520
Business Office: (515) 294-5034

Equine & Food Animal Medicine & Surgery Hospital

Phone: (515) 294-1500
Fax: (515) 294-5224
Business Office: (515) 294-5034 
Equine Ambulatory Service: (515) 294-1500

Information to bring to your appointment when available:

  • Pertinent radiographs, lab work, and medical history
  • Any special instructions involving food, care, or medications
  • If referred by your veterinarian bring your Referral Information Form


Iowa State University has been a leader in veterinary medical education throughout its history. It holds the distinction of organizing our country's first public veterinary college. Since its founding in 1879, the College of Veterinary Medicine has evolved into a major teaching, research and service center for the state of Iowa and beyond.

A Depth of Expertise

The depth of expertise found in Iowa State's Veterinary Medical Center is not found anywhere else in the state. We provide the clinical services of highly skilled specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of large and small animal diseases. The medical center provides specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, reproduction and surgery who can assist in solving difficult medical problems, resulting in a comprehensive therapeutic environment.

Because our role in teaching future veterinarians, fourth-year veterinary medical students assist with patient care in our veterinary medical center. Senior students perform minor surgeries and diagnostic techniques according to their abilities, always under the direct supervision of our experienced staff. All advanced surgical procedures and more difficult diagnostic techniques are performed by faculty and residents.


The comprehensive services we offer to the public stem from the fourfold mission of our College of Veterinary Medicine - teaching, research, extension and patient care. As we provide high-quality care to patients, senior veterinary students are also learning the latest in surgical and medical procedures.

We act on the extension component of our mission by sending specialists across the state to provide continuing education through short courses for veterinarians and technicians.  Much of the consultation is done by telephone between the client's practitioner and our clinic staff. Information exchange is furthered by ongoing interaction and collaboration between our staff at Iowa State and specialists throughout the world.