This clinical area provides a full spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic services to a broad group of species including; dairy and beef cattle and small ruminants such as sheep and goats. Care is provided utilizing modern clinical pathology, imaging and cardiology equipment and consultants. Most services are provided at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, but some “on farm” services are provided or referred to the Field Disease Investigation Unit. Special faculty interests are infectious disease, immunological neonatology and reproductive conditions including herd/production problem oriented medicine.
Agricultural Animal Surgery
Specialized and unique surgical techniques are provided and coordinated through the other surgical groups within the large animal hospital. Special faculty interests are in gastrointestinal surgery.
Agricultural Animal Theriogenology
Agricultural animal theriogenology includes bull breeding soundness examinations that utilize advanced techniques for bull infertility diagnosis and semen evaluation. Beef herd pregnancy examinations, infertility and abortion investigations are offered in collaboration with FDIU. Additionally, these clinicians are available for calving emergencies.
Camelid Medicine and Surgery
WSU offers a wide range of services for all camelids. Llamas and alpacas from throughout the Pacific Northwest are examined, diagnosed and treated for a wide range of disease processes and provided surgical procedures specific to the camelid species.
Additionally, our theriogenology specialists provide breeding soundness evaluations, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, identification and management of high risk pregnancies, assessment of fetal well-being and intervention for reproductive emergencies. Learn more...
Field Disease Investigation Unit (FDIU)
The Field Disease Investigation Unit (FDIU) has responded to needs from all over the Pacific Northwest, averaging 285 farm visits a year, and has conducted research investigations into prominent disease outbreaks threatening the economy of herds in the Pacific Northwest and the nation. Jointly supported by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Home Economics at Washington State University, the unit works closely with the Washington Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Washington State University. Advice and consultation on regional and national animal diseases and public health problems are provided to producers, practicing veterinarians, animal industry groups, and state and federal regulatory officials. Learn more...
Wildlife (Elk, Deer, Moose, Bison)
Marsha Ginther, LVT is the contact for hoof stock (Elk, Deer, Moose and Bison). Appointments may be made with her by calling 509-335-0711. Under no circumstances are out of state Cervidae (deer family) permitted in Washington as per WAC 232-12-064. Note- WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital is unable to "trap" or transport these wild animals. Local Fish and Game officers may be able to assist you with these issues.