Farm Animal Ambulatory Service

About Our Service

The Farm Animal Ambulatory Service  provides on-farm care and consultations to local producers and clients in central Alabama and west GMJH_5619eorgia. The service provides individual animal medicine, reproduction and surgery, as well as herd level disease investigation. The service offers a 24-hour veterinary emergency care on the farm, as well as access to the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital at the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Led by Dr. Ricardo Stockler, an assistant clinical professor who is a board-certified Diplomate, the service provides on-location care to farm animals – beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, camelids and chickens – as well as consultations to producers, clients and referring veterinarians.  In addition, the service will be able to transport a portable cattle chute system to farms to efficiently and economically help the producers work cattle.

The service is a program of the J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital at Auburn. Its mission is to provide exceptional medical care to animals and clinical, hands-on education to senior-level veterinary students. For more information, call 334-844-4490

What We Do

  • Evaluation of sick or injured animals through scheduled or emergency farm visits
  • Routine herd health care including health management, vaccination, parasite control, diagnostics, biosecurity, nutrition, and reproductive evaluation including pregnancy diagnosis


Dr. Jessica Rush, DVM, MS, DACT
Ricardo Stockler, DVM, Ms, DABVP