Large and Small Animal Care
Appointments One of our staff members will gladly assist you in scheduling an office appointment or farm visit, and will accommodate all requests to the best of our ability. Emergencies are accepted at any time as we have 24 hour emergency services. Appointments are scheduled for you to have personalized time with one of our veterinarians. If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, kindly give us ~24 hours notice.
Emergency and Urgent Care Nokomis Veterinary Service offers 24 hour emergency care service. This service is designed for situations that require immediate veterinary attention after hours. We also offer urgent care when the condition is not life threatening, but the animal requires medical attention. Our staff will do their best to squeeze you in between scheduled appointments. Please call the office to allow our staff to accommodate your needs before arriving.
Small Ruminants and Swine Veterinary Services Nokomis Veterinary Service offers guidance and veterinary care for small ruminants. Our doctors will customize a program to meet the needs of your flock or herd, and will assist in wellness and reproductive management. Wellness care prevents diseases and parasites, and maximizes the growth and production rates of your animals. We can perform services at your farm or in the large animal facility at the Clinic. One of the biggest areas of concern for small ruminant patients is parasite control. De-worming your herd at the appropriate time is crucial. We may also recommend fecal exams for best results. Our veterinarians are also comfortable working with llamas and alpacas. They are familiar with ultrasound, surgery and parasite management. Raising swine can be challenging. Please allow us to direct you in a profitable swine management production program. This will vary on whether you are a commercial producer trying to maximize production, or a purebred show pig producer. Our doctors have completed the PQA Plus Program. To renew your PQA Plus Training please contact us.
Bovine Veterinary Services Nokomis Veterinary Service offers comprehensive bovine services to customize the needs of the individual producer. Consult with our veterinarians for herd wellness care. This includes: Vaccinations, nutritional needs, parasite management, and a reproductive program. Our facility is equipped with holding and sorting pens, and a chute for processing or for surgical procedures. This allows cattle to be worked in any weather condition. It is also quicker, more safe, and causes less stress for owners and livestock. Aside from basic herd wellness and care, we offer bovine reproductive services with breeding soundness exams, artificial insemination, and reproductive ultrasounds.
Breeding Soundness Exam One of the most valuable and often underutilized services available to producers is the bull breading soundness exam (BSE). This exam allows us to assess a bull’s potential breeding fitness. The BSE is recommended to be performed well in advance of breeding season. Bulls make up half of the breeding herd, and should be managed as carefully as the cow herd to ensure a brief and productive calving season. Areas BSE Evaluates:
- Scrotal Size, Shape, and Consistency
- Sperm Motility
- Sperm Morphology
- Penis Shape and Size
- Feet and Legs
- Body Condition
Bovine Artificial Insemination Artificial insemination in a bovine herd allows for genetic improvement through the use of superior sires. Nokomis Veterinary Service offers artificial insemination for bovine clients. Several synchronization methods are also available for your herd. If you are interested in a synchronization program for your herd, please contact one of our veterinarians.
Bovine Reproductive Ultrasounds Pregnancy diagnosis by ultrasound advantages:
- Pregnancy can be detected as early as 30 days of gestation
- Twins can be more precisely diagnosed
- Detailed information about fetal health
If you are interested in information about our bovine reproductive services, we would be pleased to answer your questions or concerns. To set up your herd wellness program and explore how Nokomis Veterinary Service can enhance your herd productivity, please contact us. *The materials offered on this website are intended for educational purposes only. Nokomis Veterinary Service does not provide veterinary medical services or guidance via internet. Please consult your veterinarian in the matters regarding the care of your animals.
900 E Union St. Nokomis, IL 62075