We serve
our community at our office and at their homes

Licking Valley Veterinary Service offers veterinary care for horses, dogs, cats, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, llamas, alpacas and exotics. For your convenience services are offered both at our clinic and your home or farm. Digital records are in place to offer better care and be as eco-friendly of a business as possible. While Licking Valley Veterinary Service has mobile services, certain situations require work at the office to provide the best care for your animals.   Please view the categories below to find out more information about specific treatments for animals.  We also have a veterinary technician who can complete routine procedures, where a veterinarian exam is not required, to keep cost down for your convenience.  

Farm Calls

  • $50 Pendleton County
  • $50 Campbell County
  • $55 Bracken County
  • $55 Kenton County

*Does not include exam

Office Call

  • $45 Veterinary Exam at the Office
  • $30 Technician Exam at the Office

Emergency Call

  • $140 (+7/mile >15) Farm/House Charge after hours.  Only includes travel, not exam and costs of work completed.
  • $90 Office Call – After hours.  Includes exam and office call when animals is brought to the clinic.
  • $75 Day-Time Interruption Emergency at the office

Equine services

LVVS offers services for all types of horses from Pleasure to Show to Event horses as well as services for all sizes of horses from Miniature to Draft Horses. While LVVS offers regulatory services such as Coggins(EIA)Forms/Health Certificates and basic services such as horse vaccines we also offer services including ultrasound exams and power dental flotations. Sick animals have access to a wide variety of blood tests and the ability to provide intravenous fluids and medications as needed to the horses either in your barn or local facilities. Emergency service is available, please check website or call for availability. For those times when a case requires more in depth treatment than can be provided locally LVVS has developed a network of highly skilled professionals that can offer more specialized care for your animals.​

  • Vetera Combo ( Eastern Encephalitis, Western Encelphalitis, Herpes 1&4, Tetanus, West Nile, Influenza)
  • Rabies
  • Botulism
  • Potomac Horse Fever
  • Strangles
  • Tetanus Toxoid

Regular and Rush Coggins are available.  This test is for Equine Infectious Anemia and involves collecting a blood sample at the farm and sending it to the lab for testing in order to get papers required for transport or sale.  The test results can take 1-2 weeks to return to you so please schedule this test well before you need to travel with your horse.  Rush tests are available for a higher cost.  The test is good for 1 year within Kentucky borders.  A horse (including donkeys and mules) may only travel in Kentucky without a Coggins if the horse is being transported to a veterinarian or if it is being transported from the horse’s owners farm to another farm owned by the horse’s owner.  All other instances require a current negative EIA/Coggins test.

Colic is when a horse is having abdominal pain.  This can range from mild to intense.  If a horse shows signs of colic (pawing, rolling, looking at their flank) we recommend beginning to walk the horse immediately and contact us for medical advice.  If possible we will recommend hauling the horse to our facilities for examination and further workup.

If a horse has a lameness it can sometimes be simple application of a hoof tester to diagnose the problem or it could require multiple nerve blocks.  The minimum exam is $40 and the more complex it gets the more price is added.  We have flat surface to evaluate horses on, can perform nerve blocks and have access to ultrasound and portable digital radiograph equipment to aide in the diagnosis of a lameness.

State of the art technology allows for radiographs to be taken and processed right on the farm for immediate interpretation and evaluation of bone and soft tissue problems in patients. This allows us to more quickly treat a patient.

When an internal look at the body is required, digital ultrasound is a noninvasive procedure that allows better looks at the reproductive tract, GI tract, tendons, eyes, lungs and heart.  

A horse’s teeth grow continuously and at times do not grow appropriately.  Dental exams with possible floating, are recommended each year.  All horses we complete dentals on are sedated, and we use a power float and dental speculum to effectively work on your horses teeth. The dental decreases the length of the teeth, increases weight gain, and decreases wasted food.  We recommend that dental flotations are only preformed by a licensed veterinarian.

When the time comes to let go of your horse we offer euthanasia services.  While we cannot help you with caring for the body afterwards, below is information that may be helpful with that process.

Please click on the links below to download PDFs for information about the specific topic.


  • Feline Rabies  1 & 3 year
  • Feline Distemper
  • Feline Leukemia
  •  Canine Rabies 1 & 3 year
  • Canine Distemper Combo
  • Bordetella

We offer multiple flea and heartworm preventatives for both cats and dogs at our clinic and through our Online Pharmacy.  We must have a current weight on your animal to dispense these medications and you are welcome to bring your pet to the office to weigh an animal any time during office hours.

We offer multiple therapies and diagnostics to determine your pets problem and treat accordingly.  After an initial veterinarian exam we will discuss further diagnostic and treatment options with you so that you have the information you need to make the best decisions for your pet.

We offer spays, neuters, tumor removals, dental procedures & cleanings, bladder surgeries and foreign body removals.  We also have a surgical viewing area where you can view the surgeries as they occur.

We have access to full laboratory services to complete the bloodwork you need to keep your pet healthy.  

We have radiograph and ultrasound equipment that is both digital and portable to meet your pet’s needs.  For complex cases, we can provide a more in-depth ultrasound evaluation of a specialist.

When the time comes to let go of your beloved pet we offer services to euthanize your animal and work closely with Faithful Friends to make sure your pet is treated well from the start to end of this process.  




Licking Valley Veterinary Hospital may treat wildlife that is brought to the clinic.  Remember wild animals do best in the environment they are from and it is illegal to keep wildlife without a license from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.  If you have questions or think a wild animal is in need of help it is best to contact a Wildlife Rescue.

A local rescues you can contact:

Fox Run Environmental Education Center  https://www.foxrunenvironmentaleducationcenter.org/


We treat wild and pet turtles.  The most common turtle injury we see is a turtle that has been hit by a car and has a crushed shell. We can repair these shells to help turtles return to their normal life.  

Visit The Fancy Chicken Farm Co for organic, non-gmo feed and supplies. Along with any questions.

We can examine, spay, and neuter rabbits.  

We can examine most animals and if we cannot help you we can put you in touch with someone who can.  

Ruminant SERVICES​

LVVS offers services to cattle, goats, sheep, llamas, and alpacas, from emergency dystocia management to bloodwork or vaccines needed for maintaining the health of herds or individuals.  Farmers are responsible for adhering to stated withdrawal times on medications (http://www.farad.org/).  A valid veterinary client-patient relationship must be maintained for medications to be dispensed. This requires an evaluation of the premises at least once a year.  All cattle must be properly restrained in a barn or chute system before the vet arrives. Cattle not restrained will not be served. No animal, if they are deemed fractious or dangerous posing a risk to LVVS employees, will be served.  Goats are often required, due to their smaller size in nature, to be transported to the clinic for examination and treatment.

We offer consultations for herd management, necropsy consultations, disease outbreaks consultation and management and care for animals that were once considered production animals but now are pets.

If your animal is having trouble giving birth (dystocias) or difficulties after birthing (such as a prolapse) we can help.

  • State Guidelines and Composting Recommendations: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/enri/KWAM2004/Deadanimaldisposal.pdf

  • Note updated regulations allow composting on private property. This document provides recommendations on how to compost animal carcasses: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/id/id166/id166.pdf

  • For animal removal in Pendleton and Bracken Counties, Countryside Industries will remove animals at no charge thanks to county-sponsored subsidies.  They can be reached at 859.421.1867.

  • For animal removal in Kenton and Campbell Counties, Shipley & Son will remove animals for $75 thanks to county-sponsored subsidies.  They can be reached at 513.309.6658.  Shipley & Son also offers cremation services.

Please Click this link to download cattle recommendations and cattle order sheet handout.