Large Animal Veterinary Services for Covington, IN and Danville, IL Area

Preventative Medicine - Annual vaccines are one of the most effective ways of protecting your pet's health by providing immunization against various common and sometimes deadly diseases. We use the best combinations of vaccines for your livestock.

Diagnostic Testing - Complete diagnostic capabilities begin with the physical exam where your animal's health is evaluated. Clinical pathology services such as blood chemistry, complete blood count, intestinal parasite screening, urine analysis, radiology, clotting factors, microbiology and blood gas chemistry.

Dental Care - We recommend routine teeth floating for our equine patients to ensure proper jaw movement to allow horses to efficiently grind their food.

Emergency Services - Accidents or sudden illnesses can occur anytime. We are available for emergencies 24 hours.

  • Colic
  • Lameness
  • Dystocias/ C-Sections

Digital Radiography - (x-rays) digital radiography is a form of x-ray imaging, where digital x-ray sensors are used instead of traditional radiography film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.  

Ultrasound - Ultrasound is used to diagnose diseases of the liver, kidney, heart and many other organs. It is also used for pregnancy diagnosis in both small animals, small ruminants, cattle and horses. It is a non-invasive technology that allows us to actually see inside the body. However, unlike x-rays, there is no radiation exposure to the patient. As the name implies, ultrasound uses very high frequency sound waves to form a picture of the internal organs. Compared to x-rays, which basically give an outline of the internal organs and bones, ultrasound allows us to actually see the internal architecture and structure of an internal organ.

Health Papers - Dr. Hicks is  USDA accredited veterinarian available to examine livestock and write both interstate and international certificates of veterinary inspection, CVI's also known as health papers

Working Facilities - Pipe working pens and a Pearson hydraulic chute for cattle available on site and we also have pipe stocks for equine work.

Klaser: The Klaser is a drug free, surgery free solution to increase circulation by drawing oxygen and nutrients to the affected area. The laser also has cellular effects where the light transports nutrients across the cell membrane initiating increased production of cellular energy (ATP). Treatment time depends on the nature of the condition. Numerous studies show that laser therapy can help with: Osteoarthritis, join pain, tendinopathies, edema & congestion, ligament sprains, muscle strains, puncture wounds, post-traumatic injury, post-surgical pain, neck & back pain, hip dysplasia, burns, chronic wounds, rehabiptation, post-orthopedic surgical recovery.

For questions, more information or to schedule an appointment, email or call us at 765-505-1725.