Large Animal Care

Large Animal Care in Shippensburg, PA

We Can Bring Our Advanced Diagnostic Equipment to Your Door

Since dairy specialist Dr. Lyle Baker founded Shippensburg Animal Hospital in 1949, we have been able to offer the highest level of care for all of our equine, dairy farm, and ruminant patients. In addition to offering services at our three hospital locations, we also provide ambulatory services in the case of emergencies. Our veterinarians will travel to your ranch, farm, or production facility with state-of-the-art equipment and treatment technology in tow.

For more information about our large animal care services, please call (717) 500-2072 or contact us online.

Our Large Animal Ambulatory Services

At Shippensburg, Mount Rock, and Allen Road Animal Hospital, we know that emergencies happen and you’re unable to transport a large animal to one of our office locations. This is why we offer farm call and emergency services. All that we ask is for you to try to call our offices by 10 AM if you’re in need of a same-day visit for your sick cow, horse, goat, or other farm animal. That being said, we also have weekend and evening availability in case an emergency does occur.

In the case of an emergency, please call our Mount Rock location at (717) 500-2072, and we will dispatch a team to your farm as quickly as possible.

Our Large Animal Care Services

When our highly experienced veterinarians treat your large animal, we use the most advanced diagnostic equipment to diagnose any health problem and keep your animal in the best health possible.

Some of our large animal care services include:

  • Equine care: Our veterinarians perform routine annual exams, administer all necessary vaccinations, perform equine dental cleanings and examinations, and treat cases of lameness or complicated colic. We are also able to assist with equine pregnancies and treat any illnesses your horse may develop.
  • Bovine care: Our veterinarians perform routine annual examinations, including pregnancy checks, administering all necessary vaccinations, performing breeding soundness exams, performing c-sections, providing deworming treatment, and performing any necessary surgical and preventative measures to keep your cow free of disease and infection.
  • Ruminant care: Our veterinarians perform routine pregnancy checks, administer any necessary vaccinations, provide deworming treatment, perform breeding soundness exams, perform spays and neuters, deliver offspring through c-sections, and perform any other necessary surgical or preventative measures to keep your ruminant free of disease and/or infection.

Our Large Animal Pharmacy Services

Our pharmacy location in Mount Rock has many commonly used large animal pharmaceuticals in stock to provide you with convenient one-stop-shop service. Additionally, our large animal dispatch trucks are all stocked with many of the most frequently needed medications so we can provide you with the necessary treatments when we arrive to your farm.

If you’re in need of a prescription or food refill, you can fill out our online form and we will ship your animal’s pharmaceuticals straight to your door.

Contact us by calling (717) 500-2072 today! We are happy to answer any questions you might have about our large animal care services in Shippensburg.

What Makes Us Stand Out

  • Providing Care to Animals of All Sizes

    At Shippensburg Animal Hospital we have the unique ability to care for all of your fur babies, no matter their size. From the biggest horse to the smallest hamster and everything in between, we're ready to care for them.

  • A Long History In This Community

    Founded in 1949, Shippensburg Animal Hospital has been serving our community's needs both big and small for nearly seven decades. When you have an animal in need come to a place with unmatched compassion and experience.

  • Three Convenient Locations

    In order to take the best care of our community, Shippensburg Animal Hospital is proud to have three locations to serve you. We can be found in at our Shippensburg, Mount Rock, or Allen Road location. Click here to learn more.

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