Cattle Services

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Whether your cattle are in need of medical attention or health advice, Crete Veterinary Clinic is here to help. Contact us today about our herd health programs.

Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR)

We are required by federal law to maintain an active Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) with all clients. This means one of our veterinarians must be on the farm once a year at minimum to see your animals and discuss medication use, health protocols, and any other concerns in order to remain eligible to purchase prescription medications from us. Are you new to our practice and need to establish a VCPR for the first time? No worries, your VCPR establishment visit is free.

Breeding Soundness Exams 

Bull breeding soundness exams are one of the best ways to ensure your bull is ready to do his job before turning him out with your cows and heifers. Our vets can help determine semen quality and motility, so there is no wondering if everything is functioning properly before it’s too late. 

Pregnancy Checking 

Pregnancy checking is one of the most valuable practices cattle producers can utilize to improve herd genetics and keep costs low continuously. Feeding an open cow through the winter can cost upwards of $400 per head in feed alone before factoring in land use, fuel, equipment wear and tear, and increased labor cost. However, we find that eliminating just one open animal from your feed bill by pregnancy checking typically pays for the pregnancy check cost. 

Vaccinations 

Cattle require different immunizations depending on their stage of production and environment. There is no “one-size-fits-all” vaccine protocol, and that is where we come in. Whether you are selling calves, feeding stockers, or keeping a pet, we will help you achieve your goals. We always store, transport, and administer our vaccines properly to ensure that your animals always receive a clinically effective dose. 

Lab Testing 

We partner with high standard laboratories to get accurate and timely test results. We can test for a variety of surveillance diseases such as Johnes, TB, and BLV, as well as BVD, anaplasmosis, rabies, and more. 

24 Hour Emergency 

We understand that emergencies happen, and Crete Vet is equipped to help in the most cost-effective and efficient way possible. Day, night, weekend, or holiday. Our team of large animal doctors rotates calls, so your vet on-call is always available and is rested, fresh, and ready to triage and treat emergencies with a clear mind. We will discuss all options and costs with you to make sure you are making the right call before we begin. From down cows, calvings, and prolapses, to weak calves, scours, DA’s, and C-sections, we’ve seen it all, and you can always rely on Crete Vet to be there when you need us most and be happy to help. 

Additional Services

  • Artificial insemination
  • Health certificates