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Caring. Down to a science.

Usually, when people think about the meaning of “caring”, they think about displaying kindness and concern for others; looking after those who are unable to care for themselves. At The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center family of hospitals, it means all that and more.

Find the level of care to match your animals' needs

We offer a wide variety of veterinary care services across six hospital locations to give your dog, cat, horse or farm animal the best treatment possible. 

Six hospitals to serve you.

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of six hospitals located within Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding areas of Dublin and Marysville. Our hospitals cover the full spectrum of veterinary care including primary care, urgent care, advanced specialty and emergency critical care for dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. Learn more about how each hospital is prepared to serve your animal's care needs.

An extension of your practice

We are committed to continuously earning and maintaining your trust and respect as we work in partnership with you to provide the best possible care for your patients and service to your clients.

Find your next career

Join our passionate team and embark on a rewarding career where your love for animals meets professional excellence.

Travel Advisories and Road Closures

Vernon L. Tharp St. remains closed at the intersection with John Herrick Drive, however, John Herrick is open to two-way traffic between Olentangy River Road and Woody Hayes Blvd. 

Due to various construction projects happening around Ohio State's campus, please check ODOT's OHGO app or click below to view real-time traffic and road closures.

Comprehensive, compassionate care

Animals provide unconditional love and enrich our lives, and we know that you want the best for your companion. At the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center, you’ll find the highest level of professional veterinary medical care, whether your visit is for a well-check, chronic illness, urgent or emergency service. You and your dogs, cats, horses or farm animals will find comprehensive, compassionate care supported by a highly-regarded academic institution.

Our six hospitals by the numbers...






VMC Team Members

Patient Success Stories

Percy the horse who had tumor on his mandible

Teamwork proves successful for rare equine dental surgery

In March 2023, members of the VMC’s Galbreath Equine Center surgical team removed a large mass from the lower jaw of an 8-year-old draft cross gelding. The procedure – a first of its kind at Ohio State – highlighted a successful collaboration among our VMC surgeons, our local equine dental specialist partner, and equine dental surgeons from Kentucky.


Neurosurgical technique addresses dog’s herniated disc

Toby, a 6-year-old Weimaraner, presented to the VMC as an emergency referral with the inability to walk on all four legs. An MRI performed on Toby at the VMC revealed a large intervertebral disc herniation in the cervical spine, requiring surgical removal. The surgery went well and Toby recovered quickly, walking the day after surgery. He was discharged two days after surgery and continues to recover at home.

Clinical Trials

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Detection of remaining cancer after tumor removal

Our team of world-class, board-certified veterinary medical, surgical and radiation oncologists, residents and veterinary technicians are here to provide you and your pets with the most advanced and comprehensive care and treatment options to ensure the best possible quality of life for your furry family member. The Integrated Oncology Service is often recruiting patients for a number of studies for which your pet may be eligible. Please refer to each clinical trial page below for detailed information.

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Pimobendan use in cats with advanced heart disease

Our veterinary laboratory professionals provide reliable, accessible, cost-effective, efficient and innovative laboratory diagnostic testing across multiple lab sections including Applied (Anatomic) Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Microbiology, Renal Pathology and Parasitology. The collective professional expertise of the Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories supports the teaching, service and clinical research. Please refer to each clinical trial page below for detailed information.

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Pain management in dogs undergoing knee surgery

The Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery service at the Veterinary Medical Center at Ohio State offers comprehensive surgical care for dogs and cats with orthopedic conditions. Please refer to each clinical trial page below for detailed information.

Join our Team!

Become an integral part of a renowned academic institution where you will utilize your advanced training and skills, to help provide world-class medical care to patients of The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center hospitals!