Large Animal

Welcome to Rainbow Veterinary Hospital's large animal department!

We provide wellness and ambulatory care for all large animal species. We also offer haul in appointments for emergency situations where a farm call cannot be scheduled. For our list of services provided, please see below. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions or concerns.

  • Equine
    • Vaccines
      • Rabies
      • West Nile
      • WEE, EEE, EIV, EHV-1 and EHV-4 ( 5way)
      • Tetanus
      • Strangles
    • Coggins and health certificates
      • Online results available
    • Lameness evaluation
      • X-rays not included
    • Pregnancy checks
      • Rectal ultrasound
    • Castration
    • Minor Surgical procedures
      • Laceration repairs
  • Bovine
    • Vaccines
    • Herd Health
    • Health Certificate
      • Online Results Available
    • Pregnancy checks
      • Rectal Ultrasound
    • Dystocia
    • Castration (Weight limit restrictions)
    • Minor surgical procedures
    • Laceration repair
  • Sheep (Ovine) & Goats (Caprine)
    • Vaccines
    • Health Certificate
    • Pregnancy check
    • Dystocia
    • Castration
    • Minor Surgical Procedures
    • Online Results available
    • Ultrasound
  • Swine
    • Vaccines
    • Health Certificate
    • Pregnancy check
    • Dystocia
    • Hoof and tusk trims (sedation may be required)
    • Spays and neuters
    • Online Results available
  • Poultry
    • Minor procedures
  • Llamas & Alpacas
    • Vaccines
Other services may be provided, but must call ahead and discuss with a veterinarian ahead of time.


If your horse is going out to pasture after a long winter of hay, let your horse graze briefly to start getting his digestive tract used to the new diet. Feed hay first, then let him nibble grass on a lunge line. Increase the amount of time daily over a couple of weeks until he is used to eating grass for several hours, before turning him loose completely. You may notice loose manure at first, but this gradual transition should prevent “grass colic” from occurring.

During the summer months make sure salt is available at all times to replace what your horse will lose in his sweat. Also, ALWAYS have fresh water available. Change it often to prevent mosquito larva from developing and hatching in it.