The OVC Health Sciences Centre includes a fully equipped 24/7 Large Animal Hospital, a Large Animal Isolation facility, and an Equine Sport Medicine and Reproduction Centre with an indoor sport-medicine arena.

Some of the dairy industry’s best breeding stock, prize racehorses and pet ponies have been treated at our Large Animal Hospital. Our team treats about 1,700 patients annually, and over the past five years OVC’s Large Animal caseload has increased by more than 100%. Approximately 50% of cases are emergency in nature.

The Ruminant Field Service provides emergency and health management service to dairy, beef, sheep and goat client farms. A core of clinicians and graduate students provide year-round service to sick animals requiring emergency care and on-farm surgeries as well as herd health visits for monitoring productivity and health, reproductive performance and preventative health care programs.

The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including:

  • Nuclear scintigraphy (bone scan)
  • MRI (1.5T)
  • Two CT scanners
  • 64-slice CT scanner (GE Brightspeed)
  • Pegaso CT
  • Multiple diagnostic ultrasounds
  • Digital radiography, PACS system, and fluoroscopy
  • Rigid and flexible videoendoscopy equipment (Storz, Olympus, Fuji), supported by EndoSoft video management
  • Electrodiagnostic testing (Cadwell Sier-ra Wave)
  • Locking plates (LCP) equipment
  • LigaSure and EnSeal intraoperative hemostatic sealing devices
  • Cavitron ultrasonic aspirator (CUSA)
  • Supporting Services
  • Diagnostic imaging (3 ACVR Diplomates)
  • Neurology (3 ACVIM (Neurology)/ECVN Diplomates)
  • Theriogenology (2 ACT Diplomate)
  • Ophthalmology (1 ACVO Diplomate)
  • Anesthesia (5 ACVAA Diplomates)
  • Large Animal Medicine (4 ACVIM-LA Diplomates)
  • Large Animal Surgery (4 ACVS Diplomates)
  • Sports medicine (1 ACVSMR Diplomate)