Bringing the expertise of our large animal clinicians to your doorstep

June 19: Open for emergencies only

Please be aware that the University of Georgia will be closed for Juneteenth on Wednesday, June 19. The hospital will be open for emergency receiving only on this day. If you have an animal emergency, please call 706-542-3221 for assistance.

In addition to our large animal hospital, the College of Veterinary Medicine also provides on-the-farm veterinary care for horses, cattle, and other farm animals*. This ranges from general veterinary care to specialized services. Our ambulatory trucks are fully stocked and ready to bring the hospital to you. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment call (706) 542-3223.

*Please be aware that if you are looking for swine related veterinary care, you will need to make an in-hospital appointment as we are unable to provide ambulatory services to swine owners at this time. 


Emergency Services

We also offer 24/7 emergency services for current field service clients who live within a 30-mile radius of our facility. A current client is anyone who has had an on-the-farm elective appointment with us within the past 12 months. All same day urgent or emergent appointment requests will be charged additional emergency fees. All others will need to bring their farm animal(s) to our hospital for emergency assistance. Our hospital is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. A list of local haulers is available upon request. When feasible, we will try to accommodate non-client equine emergencies during our normal business hours (Mon-Fri, 8-5). However, this may not always be possible as we are currently experiencing a high volume of emergency calls in addition to our regular appointments. We recommend that all owners have an emergency back-up plan in case we are unavailable.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How far will you travel?

The majority of our mobile veterinary services are only offered within the greater Athens area. However, our herd health service does offer assistance to cattle producers throughout the state of Georgia.

How do I make an appointment?

Call (706) 542-3223. Our business offices are open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You do not need a referral to make an appointment with our mobile veterinary services.

Who will be caring for my animal(s)?

Your animal(s) will be cared for by a talented and diverse team that consists of a licensed and experienced veterinarian (i.e., an intern, resident, and/or a board-certified faculty member) and senior veterinary students (who will typically serve as your main point of contact). Some of our mobile services also have veterinary nurses. We are passionate about what we do, and that shows in the excellent veterinary care that we provide.

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.