Our veterinarians and experienced staff provide outstanding veterinary services for all your livestock needs, including in-clinic and farm call visits.

Large Animals We Treat

Cattle, Horses, Goats, Sheep, and Pigs

Central Missouri's Trusted Large Animal and Livestock Veterinarians

Owning and managing livestock and large animals requires proper veterinary care. The veterinarians and staff at the California Veterinary Clinic are highly trained and knowledgeable health professionals who have experience with large animals. Whether you need to schedule a routine appointment or need emergency medical service, you can trust the staff at the California Veterinary Clinic to help you with your animal care needs. We offer on farm appointments, or you may bring your animals to the clinic. 

Large animals have unique medical needs. If you would like to schedule a consultation on how to better provide care for your livestock, please all the California Veterinary Clinic to schedule an appointment.

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Reproductive Services
We offer several services to aid in ensuring that the reproductive health of your herd is well managed. 
Breeding soundness examinations on bulls
Pelvic measuring on heifers
Ability to send of samples to test for brucellosis or trichomoniasis
Pregnancy checks
Consultation about syncing protocols
Routine Herd Health
Schedule an appointment with the California Veterinary Clinic to establish a health care protocol for your herd. We offer routine herd health services as well as consultations to provide optimal health to your herd. The following services are offered: 
We use a variety of anthelmintics, antibiotics, ADM vitamins/minerals, and other medications to promote health care of both individual animals as well as herd health. Come visit the California Veterinary Clinic to see the variety of over-the-counter prescription medications that are available for purchase. Our veterinarians are also able to write Veterinary Feed Derivatives, or VFD’s, to further aid in maintaining proper herd health.  
Portable Chute
No chute, no problem? The California Veterinary Clinic has two portable chutes that we are able to bring on farm calls to ensure proper physical restraint. This makes examining and treating our large animal patients safer and more efficient.   
Farm Calls
Whether it be a routine appointment or an emergency situation, the staff at the California Veterinary Clinic is well equipped to provide healthcare on-site at your farm. 
Hoof Care
Hoof care is very important in large animal patients. As one of the few veterinary clinics in Central Missouri with a tilt chute, we are able to offer thorough examination and treatment of the hoof. We understand that hoof care can be very costly to the producer if the animal is not able to perform adequately.
When should I take my horse or cattle to an emergency veterinarian?
  • Non-weight-bearing lameness
  • Acute abdominal pain (indicated by rolling, sweating, looking at abdomen, kicking at the abdomen, etc.)
  • Watery diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Weakness
  • Collapse, uncharacteristic recumbency
  • Shaking
  • Seizure, convulsion
  • Abdominal distention
  • Inability or difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Choking (can’t swallow — food and saliva being regurgitated)
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Abnormal breathing sounds
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Wounds that are deep or large
  • Uncharacteristic aggression, biting
  • Foals that are not nursing or are having trouble standing
  • Significant trauma, including wire or metal lacerations, or puncture wounds from any source including projectiles (e.g., bullet, arrow)
  • Ophthalmic conditions that result in squinting, excessive tear production, or excessive swelling or injury to the eyelids
  • Difficulty calving
  • Down cow

Financing for Animal Services

Payment is expected at time of service unless pre-arranged.
We take CareCredit, which offers six month no interest for qualified purchases.

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Emergency Pet Services

If your pets are needing emergency care, visit our Emergency Services page to learn more about what is considered an emergency and then call our office number to receive care!

Emergency after hour fees may apply for work done after 5:00 PM or on weekends and holidays.
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