Welcome to WMVS SMALL RUMINANTS
Welcome to the Small Ruminant section of WMVS. Our small ruminant section is dedicated to
the health care needs of your alpacas, llamas, sheep and goats. We offer high quality, compassionate care and are committed to continuous improvement as the practice of small ruminant care evolves.
We accomplish this with a highly caring and well qualified health team that advocates individual
attention and a commitment to excellence.
SMALL RUMINANT SERVICES
We offer both ambulatory and in-clinic services to meet the needs of our clients and patients.
Our clinic facility is fully staffed including licensed technicians to provide excellent care to our
patients. The clinic is fully computerized with medical records kept on each patient. We offer
in-house laboratory, reproductive ultrasound, microchipping and radiography. We have an
individually stalled barn adjacent to the facility, with heated and padded stalls inside the clinic for
patients requiring more intensive care and monitoring.
Our clinic is capable of performing an array of surgical procedures for our small ruminants including;
cesarean section, dehorning, cosmetic, castration, and tumor removal. We offer gas and injectable
anesthesia as well as pain management to promote faster and more complete healing.
We have in-house capability to do complete blood counts, basic serum chemistry profiles, and
centrifugation of fecals. We also perform some of our own bacterial cultures, which allows us to get
results much faster than if they went to an outside lab. When necessary, we can use outside
laboratories for a more comprehensive diagnostic work-up. We also screen for CAE, CL,
Johnes, BVD, OPP, and many other tests and send them to the appropriate laboratories looking
for the most accurate test at the best price.
Prepurchase examinations are tailored to your individual needs and concerns as either a buyer
or a seller. This service is provided by appointment.
When demand requests, classes are offered in a group setting to cover topics of interest. A half
day class to teach how to perform fecal floatation and how to identify and treat common
gastrointestinal parasites is offered one or two times a year. Call the office to be put on a list.