Large Animal Services

Since our founding in 1973, Large Animal care has been a focus area for Gillespie Veterinary Center. Our team has a strong livestock background, and can provide everything from surgical procedures to general herd health.

We offer total health services for all large animals, including cattle, horses, pigs, goats, and other food animals. Our large animal veterinary services extend far beyond our office in Fredericksburg, as we treat patients from all across the state of Texas, and even a few out of state patients.

Our Large Animal Services Include

  • Large Animal Medicine

  • Large Animal Surgery

  • Artificial Insemination

  • Embryo Transfer

  • Lameness Work

  • Regular and Corrective Hoof Trims

  • Annual Vaccinations

  • Cosmetic de-horning for show cattle

  • Complete Herd Health Programs

  • Radiology and Ultrasonography

  • Equine Dentistry

  • Boarding

Large Animal Reproductive Services

  • Artificial Insemination

  • Fertility Exams on Bulls

  • Embryo Transfer

  • Rams and Billies

  • Palpation/Ultrasound for Pregnancy


Both Dr. Halfmann and Dr. Bush grew up around livestock. Dr. Halfmann started showing livestock in 3rd grade, and continued to show cattle, sheep and hogs, through high school and all the way into college. Dr. Bush grew up on a dairy farm, and also showed market lambs through 4-H and FFA!

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Love this place! They are very knowledgable and understanding. I trust them with anything. Showpigs, Great Danes, Cattle, heck even my kids! You will never be disappointed!Kelly Maytum Cody
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Gillespie Veterinary Center has an on-site area for calving observation!

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