Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Large Animal Medicine

Equine Field Services

For appointments & emergencies, please call: 540-231-9043

The Harry T. Peters, Jr. Large Animal Hospital provides specialized care for all species of large animals, including horses, camelids, sheep, goats, pigs and cattle. We utilize the most recent diagnostic modalities and state-of-the-art technology to both diagnose and treat large animals.

In addition to board-certified large animal internal medicine and theriogenology specialists, our hospital is fully staffed by 24-hour/day, 7 day/week licensed veterinary technical support. Designed to handle the most challenging cases, our facilities include a neonatal intensive care unit, an isolation unit for horses with infectious diseases and specialized stalls for neurologic cases.

Large Animal Medicine Services

Special Facilities, Equipment & Procedures

  • Complete imaging service including endoscopy, ultrasound, digital radiography, nuclear medicine, and CT scan (computed tomography)
  • Neonatal intensive care facility
  • Large Animal isolation facility (infectious diseases, salmonella, strangles)
  • Specialized stalls for neurologic cases
  • Respiratory function testing
  • Laser lithotripsy

Large Animal Medicine Personnel

  • Virginia Buechner-Maxwell
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVIM
    Professor
    Large Animal Internal Medicine
  • David R. Hodgson
    BVSc, PhD
    Diplomate ACVIM
    Department Head / Professor
    Large Animal Internal Medicine
  • Harold C. McKenzie, III
    DVM, MS
    Diplomate ACVIM
    Associate Professor
    Large Animal Medicine
  • W. Kent Scarratt
    DVM
    Diplomate ACVIM
    Associate Professor
    Clinical Services / Medicine
  • Katherine E. Wilson
    DVM
    Diplomate ACVIM
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Large Animal Medicine
  • Melissa Mercer
    DVM, MS Candidate
    Medicine Resident
    Large Animal Medicine
  • Medicine Resident
    Large Animal Medicine
  • Jeremy Ridenour

    Licensed Veterinary Technician & LA Staff Supervisor
  • Heidi Phillips

    Licensed Veterinary Technician