Alrington Clinic Large Animal

We provide primarily ambulatory care for our large animal patients out of our Arlington clinic. We also have a stall within the clinic to provide short-term care for patients that would do better in a climate controlled environment.  However, for more intensive cases, we recommend patients be cared for at our Le Sueur location. The large animal wing at our Le Sueur clinic is better equipped to provide intensive medical care and surgery for large animal patients. 
We offer basic wellness and vaccination appointments, internal medical services, and various diagnostic modalities for bovine, equine, caprine, ovine, and camelids. In addition to these, we offer the following species specific services:


Our veterinarians are well-rounded in the equine industry, with Dr. Jessica Hafemann taking a special interest. Beginning with choosing your first horse and pre-purchase exams, to geriatric care, we are here for you every step of the way. Our reproductive expertise includes artificial insemination, ultrasounds, and mare and foal exams.

We can perform flexion tests, hoof and tendon exams, and lameness evaluation with the use of nerve blocks and portable radiology equipment. If needed, we can send samples to our off-site reference laboratory to evaluate uterine culture, histology, and cytology. With continuously erupting teeth, regular dental floats are important. We utilize full mouth speculums and a power float for the fastest and most pain free procedures. 

Lastly, we routinely assist with Coggins (EIA) testing to allow our clients to travel with their horses to shows, fairs and trail riding. You can access your digital Coggins here and their help line is 515-296-3779.


We are able to provide various services for both beef and dairy producers. We can castrate and dehorn calves using whatever methods are best suited to the producer and season. 

We understand reproductive care is one of the top priorities in production. We are well versed in calving emergencies such as milk fever, dystocia, or general pregnancy herd checks. In the unfortunate even that surgery is needed, we are prepared to perform cesarean deliveries, displaced abomasums (DA), and select other elective surgeries in the field.

Small Ruminants 

For our ovine and caprine producers, we offer routine, reproductive, and emergency care. Our veterinarians are capable of diagnosing deficiency diseases, are knowledgeable in diet alterations, and can perform castration and elective surgeries. Emergency services include dystocias, cesarean deliveries, urinary blockages, and many more. 


While camelids are becoming less popular, our knowledge and capabilities with this species is only increasing.  Routine exams and vaccinations, BVD testing, and dentistry are all regular services provided by our clinic. Our reproductive services include pregnancy ultrasounds, mother and cria exams, and IgG testing.