Large Animal Veterinary Services
In addition to small animal companions, Warrick Veterinary provides veterinary services to many large animal species at our Boonville location. We also recently added a second Boonville location on Highway 261, WVC Legacy Veterinary Services, where we see large animals. The species we see include production pigs. We provide the same high level of care and compassion that we do for our other patients, with consideration to age, lifestyle, and risk of disease and parasite exposure. The following is a list of services that we provide for our large animal patients:
- Wellness exams, including show exams
- Soundness exams
- Routine health management
- Herd and individual-based medicine
- Reproductive services
- Laboratory testing
- Nutritional consultation
These services can be performed right on your farm or at our one of our clinics. Our facilities are staffed with veterinarians who have extensive personal and professional experience with large animals. They’re also equipped with advanced tools and technology to accommodate these species.
Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR):
It is very important for a relationship to be developed between our Warrick veterinarians, our clients, and our patients. We require that the Veterinarian Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is valid for the services listed above.
A VCPR is present when all of the following requirements are met:
- The veterinarian has assumed the responsibility for making clinical judgments regarding the health of the patient and the client has agreed to follow the veterinarians’ instructions.
- The veterinarian has sufficient knowledge of the patient to initiate at least a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the patient. This means that the veterinarian is personally acquainted with the keeping and care of the patient by virtue of a timely examination of the patient by the veterinarian, or medically appropriate and timely visits by the veterinarian to the operation where the patient is managed.
- The veterinarian is readily available for follow-up evaluation or has arranged for the following: veterinary emergency coverage, and continuing care and treatment.
- The veterinarian provides oversight of treatment, compliance, and outcome.
- Patient records are maintained.
A VCPR is established only when your veterinarian examines your animal in person, and is maintained by regular veterinary visits as needed to monitor your animal’s health. If a VCPR is established but your veterinarian does not regularly see your animal afterward, the VCPR is no longer valid and it would be illegal and unethical for your veterinarian to dispense or prescribe medications or recommend treatment without recently examining your animal. A valid VCPR cannot be established online, via email, or over the phone. However, once a VCPR is established, it may be able to be maintained between medically necessary examinations via telephone or other types of consultations; but it’s up to your veterinarian’s discretion to determine if this is appropriate and in the best interests of your animals’ health.
Our clinic policy for a valid VCPR is having seen your animals within the last year, whether that is a visit to your farm to discuss preventative and treatment plans or bringing some of your animals to the clinic for evaluation. As described above, we cannot legally or ethically prescribe medications without seeing the animals within the last year. We also reserve emergency services for those clients with which we have a valid VCPR in order to better make ourselves available for those emergency situations.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment for your large farm animal at one of our Boonville locations, call Warrick Veterinary Clinic at (812) 897-4855 or WVC Legacy Veterinary Services at (812) 897-1182. We’re so excited about our new location, and we look forward to caring for your large animal! You’ll find the address and directions to our new facility below:
Large Animal Staff
Dr. John Baker, DVM
Dr. Natalie Baker, DVM
Dr. Elisha Perrin, DVM
Nancy, Business Manager
I joined the Warrick Vet Clinic team in 2004 with a business degree from I.S.U.E. As the business manager, I handle the accounts payables and accounts receivables. I enjoy working in Warrick County, where I grew up on the family farm outside of Chandler. It was here that country living shaped my life. I was a 10-year 4-H member, and I learned how to sew, can fresh veggies, and develop leadership and discipline from my loving parents.
My husband, George, and I have two children, Michele and Jason. Our daughter, and her husband, Nick, have blessed us with two grandsons, Levi and Emmitt. Our grand-dog, Dixie, is part of their family, and our son has our other two grand-dogs, Paige and Bella. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also gardening and canning in the summertime.
I have been working at Warrick Veterinary Clinic since 1999. I am a graduate of Purdue’s Veterinary Technology program and passed the state licensing exam. Currently, I work in the large animal office, where I handle the diagnostics for the doctors, manage and purchase all supplies for the large animal office, and help with client orders. I live in Lynnville area with my husband, Don, where we raise Holstein replacement heifers and grow alfalfa and teff hay. When I’m not staying busy at the clinic, I love spending time with friends and family, including my new grandson, gardening, and listening to gospel music.
I have been with the clinic since September of 2015. I live in Boonville with my two daughters, Hanna and Olivia, along with our two dogs, Titus and Creo. Between the four of them, they keep me pretty busy.