We provide both in-house and ambulatory services to ranchers throughout the Texas Hill Country. Although we routinely do fieldwork, clients commonly prefer to haul into our clinic due to our excellent cattle handing facilities and our in-house laboratory.
We are equipped to safely handle all types of cattle, including Water Buffalo, Longhorns and Bucking Stock. The design of our chutes and pens allows for low-stress handling and optimal efficiency. Our curved working alley allows for easy flow of cattle to the hydraulic chute. Once at the chute, we are able to safely restrain their head with our headbender bar. Additionally, our chute tilts, which allows treatment of the feet/legs.
General Herd Health
The health of a herd is based on the health of its individuals. Maintaining heard health is essential to a successful operation. We can assist with the following:
- Diagnosing Individual Animal Diseases and Disease Surveillance
- Herd Performance Evaluation and Consultations
- Basic Husbandry Services, Including Tagging, Dehorning (including cosmetic dehorn), Branding and Hoof Trimming
- Vaccination and Parasite Control
- Brucellosis Vaccination
- Tuberculosis Testing
- Nutritional and Trace Mineral Analysis
- Health Certificates and Other Regulatory Services
- Records Analysis and Consultation
Our veterinarians can help you achieve your herd goals with the following procedures:
- Pregnancy Diagnosis, Including Palpation and Ultrasound
- Estrus and Ovulation Synchronization
- Artificial Insemination
- Calving Assistance
- Infertility and Abortion Investigation, Diagnosis and Treatment
- Termination of Unwanted Pregnancy
- Male Breeding Soundness Exams
- Semen Evaluation
- Tritrichomonas Testing
Bucking Stock Services:
We are able to manage the unique needs of bovine performance animals. Below are the services routinely available for Bucking Stock.
- General Wellness
- Digital Radiographs
- Joint Injections
- Horn Tips
- Foot Care
- Transport Certificates
- EID Tagging
- ABBI Certification
Epidural steroid injection on a bull with a sore back Preparing a bucking bull for joint injections
Our veterinarians are accredited through the American Bucking Bull, Inc to examine and age verify bulls that will be performing in ABBI sanctioned events. Bulls must be registered with the ABBI between the ages of 18 – 34 months, and number branded.
Process for ABBI Registration:
-Owner must register bull with ABBI before making appointment at PVC
-Bulls will be mouthed and photographed by our ABBI accredited veterinarian
-After verification is received by the ABBI, an EID is issued for that animal. The tag is sent directly to PVC and may take a few weeks to arrive.
If a bull has lost their original EID tag, you must contact the ABBI directly Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This test requires the intradermal injection of tuberculin into either side of the tail. The test is read by visual observation AND PALPATION at 72 hours. Please be prepared to leave your animals for 3 days, or to return in 3 days for the veterinarian to inspect the test site. Veterinary inspection of the site IS NOT OPTIONAL.