We offer a variety of services to our large animal clients and producers including, but not limited to, the following:
Routine herd health examination
Health certificates for sale/travel
We perform blood draws and examinations for participation in the USDA Certified-free herds program for Brucellosis and Tuberculosis in cattle. We are also certified to help you meet the requirements of the Missouri Stocker Feeder Quality Assurance Program
Basic physical examinations include evaluation of heart and lungs, temperature as needed, evaluation of the rumen/abdomen, and additional procedures at your veterinarian's discretion.
At Heartland Animal Hospital, we believe it is imperative to vaccinate your herd of animals, no matter the species to maximize growth and production potential. We are capable and experienced in recommending the right vaccine for your situation.
We offer multiple options for improving the health of your breeding herd, as well as calf-hood vaccine protocols. We carry both modified live and killed vaccines and can administer based on your personal preference and our recommendations.
Important pathogens to vaccinate against include the following:
We moved to Ashland late in 2000 and began using Heartland Animal Hospital in the spring of 2001. Dr. Cuddihee and her staff took the records of our pets from previous veterinarian’s office and used those to start providing treatment to our pets and building their own records. Fifteen years later, we are still sold on the services our pets receive. Dr. Cuddihee and her staff have celebrated our new pets with us and have been caring and empathetic when we’ve had to say goodbye to some very old friends. While it is difficult to talk about euthanasia of very special animal family members, it is important to me to say that the staff at Heartland have kept some of our pets happy and healthy longer than the breed books say they should live. They have been kind, respectful and caring of both of both the pet and us when the time has come to humanely euthanize the animal. Our dogs look forward to going to the vet’s office in Ashland (and know where the treats are). Our cats are tolerant of trips to the vet and rarely get their claws out (a four star review from a cat, believe me). Finally, I would like to make two points. Dr. Cuddihee will give you every option and scenario for treatment available (and the cost associated with it) but she allows you to make the decision of how to proceed. Second, I recently discovered the price of specialized dog food is less at her office than it is at the farm store in Columbia. So if you want great care and service, and reasonably priced pet products, go to Heartland.
Brooke Dawson, “Blackie”, “Critter”, “Etta”, “Smokey”, “Beau”, & “Gabe”