CONTACT US

Phone: 540-231-4621

To request our services or to learn more, request to speak with one of our theriogenologists. Please let our receptionist know if your call is regarding an emergency.
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SHIPPING ADDRESS
Theriogenology Services Laboratory
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Reproduction Service is staffed by faculty specialists who are board-certified by the American College of Theriogenologists and is supported by residents training in the specialty of theriogenology.

Mission

  • Provide high-quality routine and emergency reproductive services to breeders and producers of small and large animals
  • Assist veterinarians with consultations on reproductive cases
  • Maintain a state-of-the-art reproductive laboratory and privately owned frozen semen bank

Services by species

Services for small animal patients

  • We are now offering TeleHealth appointments to clients for consultations about breeding management, male and female infertility, genetics, and generalized pregnancy management. Blocks of 30 minutes to an hour are available, and written discharges will be available for both owner and rDVM after each appointment.
  • We offer distance timing to those clients and rDVMS outside of our geographical area to assist in breeding timing and pertinent pregnancy milestones and due dates.
  • We offer in-house boarding for breeding to ease the time spent traveling to breed a female.
  • Breeding management
    • Progesterone testing via Chemiluminescence (Immulite), the current gold standard in breeding management
    • Assisted natural breeding
    • Artificial insemination (vaginal, transcervical catheterization, surgical)
    • Extensive experience working with fresh, shipped-chilled, and frozen semen
  • Breeding soundness examinations for bitches and dogs
    • Infertility workup for both
  • High-risk pregnancy management
  • Pregnancy diagnosis via ultrasound
    • Gestational aging and parturition day prediction via ultrasound
  • Dystocia management
  • Elective and emergency C-sections
  • Semen freezing and storage
  • Shipped chilled semen: longevity testing and test shipments
  • Management of prostate diseases
  • Neonatology
    • Consultations on care of the neonate
    • Treatment of sick neonates
  • Same-day Brucella canis testing
  • Pyometra treatment: medical or surgical
  • Genetic testing
    • Testing: OFA, PennHIP, DNA, and a variety of genetic markers
    • Counseling

Request our services

  • Please call 540-231-4621 and ask to speak with one of our theriogenologists.
  • See the "Forms for veterinarians and clients" tab to view and download necessary forms.

Services for mares

  • Breeding soundness examinations
  • Broodmare pre-purchase examinations
  • Breeding management: on-site or travel within a 35-mile radius
  • Pregnancy diagnosis
  • Embryo transfer
  • Dystocia management
  • Twinning

Services for stallions

  • We do not provide stallion services at this time.

Request our services

  • Please call 540-231-4621 and ask to speak with one of our theriogenologists.
  • See the "Forms for veterinarians and clients" tab to view and download necessary forms.

For clients

Semen freezing appointments

Please bring a hard copy of the following form to your scheduled appointment:

Frozen semen shipping, disposal, and transfer of ownership

After speaking with our service, please send the following form by email to create@vt.edu or by fax to 540-231-2657.

Evaluation forms

Mailing address for semen shipments

Theriogenology Services
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
245 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

In October 2019, VA-MD Vet Med held its first-ever "Puppy Palooza" for students to get hands-on experience handling puppies and working with breeders. Students performed physical examinations and vaccinations on golden retriever, German shepherd, and Australian shepherd puppies.

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Theriogenology personnel

Danielle Jaszewski
Danielle Jaszewski, LVT
Baylee-Ann Dillion
Baylee Dillon, Case Coordinator
Robyn Fox
Robyn Fox, LVT, PRN support
Amanda Havens, CPRAC technician
Amanda Havens, LVT, PRN support