Welcome to Rock Veterinary Clinic!
Located south of Luverne on Highway 75, Rock Veterinary Clinic has proudly served the Luverne area for over 45 years.
Large Animal Waiting Area and Products
Many large animal medications, vaccines, and supplies are located in the large animal waiting area. We offer products for cattle, pigs, horses, goats and sheep.
Our New Building
Our new building has been completed! It houses both our groomers - Eve and Alyssa, canine boarding kennels, outdoor runs, and a storage area for our large animal feed.
Small Animal Waiting Area and Products
Our small animal patients have a waiting area that features our iVet pet foods, flea and tick products, Lupine leashes and collars, and many of our medicated shampoos and conditioners.
Hills Science Diet Prescription Pet Food
Rock Veterinary Clinic offers a full line of prescription diet foods for both dogs and cats. Hills Science Diet is the line of food we offer most commonly, but we are able to order specific prescription diets from other companies such as Royal Canin or Purina. Ask one of our staff members about prescription food for your pet.
Ivet Pet Food
Our upgraded shelving system has greatly improved our inventory selection for our Ivet dog and cat food. Curious about Ivet food? Ask us about our food trial program. You can receive a small bag of Ivet food for just $5. Already feeding Ivet foods? Be sure to ask our staff about our volume purchase program for the Ivet foods. Buy 12 bags of Ivet food, get 1 bag free.
Small Animal Exam Room
The small animal examination room provides a quiet and individualized area to fully examine your pet. Yearly physical exams are important to help monitor your pet's wellness and detect health issues before they become a problem. Call today to schedule a wellness exam for your pet.
Small Animal Surgery Suite
The small animal surgery suite ensures that all of our procedures are sterile. Some of the more common surgeries include spays, neuters, mass removals, foreign body removals, and exploratories. Each surgical patient is intubated and maintained on Isoflurane gas. Patients are continually monitored through the entire surgical procedure as well as post-operatively.
Canine and Feline Dental Care
Does your pet have bad breath? Is he or she reluctant to eat? Ask one of our staff members about dental care for your pet. Rock Veterinary Clinic features an ultrasonic scaler just like a human dentist. Our scaler allows for removal of tartar above and below the gumline. Each patient receives a tooth-by-tooth examination to check for periodontal disease, cavities, or any other lesions. Our patients are sedated, intubated, maintained, and monitored while on gas anesthesia for the entire procedure.
Our surgery and sick canine patients can recover in individual kennel spaces. Each kennel is fully disinfected between patients.
Cat Condo Room
Our feline surgery and sick animals stay in a specially designated "Cat Only" room to help reduce stress and anxiety. The room features a Cat Condo system which includes spacious kennels with extra ledges for cats that like a high perch. The Cat Condo system can be six individual kennels or three very large kennels, depending on how dividers are placed. Also, the Cat Condo features a drop in litter box system for cats that are recovering from surgery and cannot step up into a litterbox.
Alyssa Hulstein has been the pet groomer at Minn-I-Kota for almost a year. Set up an appointment today to have your pet bathed or groomed. Alyssa will be moving to a new location at the Rock Veterinary Clinic effective October 1, 2016. Call 507-283-9524 to set up an appointment.
Haul-In Cattle Working Facilities
The clinic features haul in working facilities. We feature both pickup and trailer load out, as well as semi-trailer load outs. We have several large pens to accommodate groups of cattle and allow clients to drop off animals to be worked.
The clinic has the ability to load and unload semi trailers.
Bovine Tilt Table
Our hydraulic tilt table works great for trimming feet or treating toe abcesses on cattle.
We trim hooves on lots of animals each year. We are able to correct many foot abnormalities.
Chute with Scale
We have upgraded our main working facility to include a scale for weighing cattle. With the scale we can provide our producers with weights on all the animals we work. Additionally the scale will help to more accurately measure and dose animals with deworming products as well as antibiotic injections.
The scale features a Tru-Test Scale Reader. Ask us today to weigh your calves at fall processing. Curious how much your breeding bull weighs? Bull weight is included with a pre-breeding fertility examination.
Tub and Adjustable Alley
The working facility features an adjustable alley to allow handling of any size of cattle. The alley width is adjustable from 19 inches up to 29 inches wide. This allows us to safely work newborn calves all the way up to pregnant cows and breeding bulls.
Equine Dental Procedure
Adequate dental care is a vital part to your horses care, no matter the age of your horse. Yearly dental examinations should be performed as part of your routine yearly horse care. Senior horses should have their teeth examined bi-annually to quickly correct any problems that may come up. This horse is having its teeth floated to correct overgrowth.
Bovine, Caprine, and Ovine Ultrasound
Rock Veterinary Clinic has an ultrasound machine for early pregnancy detection in cattle, sheep, and goats. Because the machine is portable we are able to perform ultrasounds both in clinic and on farm. This image is of a 40 day bovine pregnancy.
On-site cattle processing
Rock Veterinary Clinic has two portable chutes and a portable tub/alley system with a chute. These allow for safe and easy on farm working of cattle.
Portable Cattle Tub and Alley
The clinic has a portable For-most Cattle Tub, Alley and Chute. We are able to bring this out to farms for cattle work and offer it for rent as well. Rock Veterinary Clinic is a dealer for For-most Livestock Equipment. Call us today for prices on a new tub, alley or chute.
Large Animal Supplies/Medications
Many of our prescription antibiotics for large animals are located in our back storage area, along with most of the water medications for swine.
We are able to run many tests here in our clinic. On the left is our urine sediment and analyzer machine. We are proud to be the first veterinary clinic in the area to offer high quality results of your pet's urine in only three minutes! Next is our Complete Blood Cell (CBC) machine. This tests for anemia, infection, inflammation, and the healthiness of your pets' blood cells. Then we have our blood chemistry machine, which can test organ and thyroid function, and electrolytes. The screen controls the three machines, shows pictures of urine sediment results, and stores test results. Our technicians also check lump/mass cytology and ear cytology.
We also have the ability to culture tissues from pigs, cattle and goats, and grow many different types of bacteria that may be causing sickness or death in our clients herds. We can also culture urine or ear debris from our small animals. In this picture we grew E.coli from a pig.
Due to the closing of the MinnIKota facility effective October 1, 2016, all boarding will now take place at the Rock Veterinary Clinic location. A new facility will be constructed with an expected completion date of January 2017. Our facility has an alert system to notify us of any problems with heat, fire, or water after business hours. Prior to boarding, all animals are required to be up to date on vaccinations and current on Frontline, Parastar, Easy Spot, or Nexgard for flea and tick prevention. Please call 507-283-9524 to set up your pet's boarding appointment. The Boarding Rates are as follows
Boarding Rates, Prices are per Night
Small Canine: 1-25 pounds
Medium Canine:26-50 pounds
Large Canine: 51+ pounds
Loyalty Boarding Discount:
If your pet has had an exam with Rock Vet or Minn-I-Kota in the past year you will receive the Loyalty Boarding Discount which is $1.00 off per night of boarding.