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Dr. Jamie Kopper standing with horse
Dr. Gianino and Dr. Siepker
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Equine Hospital

About Us

Equine Medicine at Iowa State University provides the highest standards of care and diagnostic abilities to horses; educates veterinary students; equine residents and horse owners; and serves local, regional and national horse owners.

Veterinary students are highly involved in the process of diagnosing, treating and caring for equine patients at the college. Under direct guidance of board-certified faculty and clinicians, future specialists are trained in equine medicine.

Our Facilities

The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center includes state-of-the-art equipment for in-house and field assessment. It is a valuable resource for horse owners in Iowa and around the country. The LVMC has a purpose-built equine Intensive Care Unit (ICU) consisting of nine stalls in a climate controlled environment. The ICU is used to house horses that require continuous monitoring, continuous IV fluids or specific and intensive care. In addition, the ICU has an extra-large stall that is used for horses with neurological conditions. A two-ton hoist is available to assist horses that are weak, to their feet.

Our Services

  • Regional referral hospital for horses that require advanced diagnostics or therapeutics
  • Examine and perform diagnostic tests on horses afflicted with various medical conditions
  • Advanced techniques and diagnostic modalities to regional equine veterinarians and horse: endoscopy, radiography, nuclear scintigraphy, computer tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), renal replacement therapy (dialysis)
  • Routine and intensive care to ill horses, in addition to preventive care
  • Provide horse owners and regional equine veterinarians with information on various medical disorders of horses


For an appointment, call the Large Animal front desk at (515) 294-1500 anytime during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). Appointment times and lengths vary, depending on the department and procedure.

Phone: (515) 294-1500
Fax: (515) 294-5224
Equine Field Services: (515) 294-1500

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