Veterinary Field Services

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Improving Animal Health Through Service and Education

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Food Animal and Camelid Field Services provides on-farm services to livestock producers in the general Ames area. Equipped with four fully stocked mobile veterinary trucks and eight full-time clinicians, Veterinary Field Services provides individual animal and herd health veterinary care for beef, dairy, swine, sheep, goats, and camelids (alpacas and llamas). 

The Field Services unit serves to educate veterinary students on farm animal medicine while providing high-quality veterinary services to local producers. Our services provide students with additional hands-on training in best practices for management of a wide variety of clinical cases to help prepare them for their future veterinary careers.

For equine field services, please call 515-294-1500.

Our Services

  • 24/7 emergency care (including holidays)
  • Examples of medical/surgical services available:
    • Diagnosis and treatment of individual animal diseases
    • Vaccination and deworming programs
    • Castration, dehorning and routine production procedures
    • Herd-based performance evaluation and consultation
    • Breeding soundness examinations
    • Fetal sexing via ultrasound
    • Milking system analysis
    • Records analysis
    • Nutritional consultation
    • Routine on-farm surgeries (displaced abomasum, c-section, prolapse)
  • Advanced mobile equipment and technology
    • Breeding soundness exam equipment
    • Ultrasound
    • Cattle chute

For more information or to schedule a visit:

Call ISU Veterinary Field Services at 515-294-7595.