Farm Veterinary Services, Inc.
Farm Veterinary Services Inc. has provided large animal services to clients in Franklin County, Virginia for over thirty years. Dr. Tony Hutchins and Dr. Chris Sumner are our current owners and large animal veterinarians. Each of our doctors has a fully equipped ambulatory vehicle to care for routine and emergency services on the farm, barn or ranch. Our clinic also has state of the art laboratory services as well as fixed X-ray and ultrasound for small ruminant, foal, and calf care.
Dairy Cattle Services
Our veterinarians serve our dairy clients with monthly or bi-weekly herd health visits which include reproductive management, calf vaccinations, and other preventive and problem solving applications. We pride ourselves on being the best source of information for our clients concerning all aspects of preventive and sick cow care. Using diagnostic ultrasound for herd checks is one area where we have improved our services in the last year. Quality milk services include in-house cultures, milking time evaluations of milking procedures and equipment, and record analysis to determine trends.
Beef Cattle Services
Reproductive checks, fetal sexing using ultrasound, calf programs are all part of our beef cattle programs. Breeding soundness exams on bulls are also available. Synchronization and AI of groups of cows is also an important part of our repro program. Of course, our veterinarians are always available for calvings and other beef cattle emergencies.
Embryo Transfer Services
We offer complete on-farm embryo transfer services. Our team is Certified by the American Embryo Transfer Association with membership in AETA for over twenty years. We offer on farm collection, transfer and freezing of both beef and dairy embryos. Dr. Hutchins has performed and perfected ET techniques for almost thirty years and has the most experience of any ET practitioner in the area.
Our equine practice consists of care for pleasure horses, as well as performance and show animals. We offer diagnostic lab services in house, radiology and ultrasound on farm, and preventive programs for our horse clients. AI breeding, stallion collection and breeding soundness exams, early pregnancy diagnosis and synchronization of mares are all part of our equine services. Lameness exams, vaccination, and wellness exams keep us busy in the spring and summer show seasons. We are available 24 hours a day for emergencies at 540-483-7444. You will be directed to the clinician on call by our answering services for after hours calls.
Small Ruminant Services
We see many sheep, goat, llama, and alpaca patients in our practice. Dr. Sumner has expertise in all aspects of sheep and enjoys ultrasound diagnosis of pregnancy for our sheep, goat and camelid clients.