Goat and Sheep Veterinary Care

Every farm has its unique mix of livestock that performs essential duties across the property. However, its typically no surprise that the vast majority of these will typically have goat, sheep or a combination of them grazing on the property. The truth is that while goat and sheep are relatively low maintenance. they do carry their own risk for a variety of conditions that may require veterinary care. Fortunately, the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital is here to ensure your small ruminants are as healthy and happy as possible. 


Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital provides wellness, sick care and husbandry services for goat and sheep in Sapulpa, Glenpool, Tulsa, and the surrounding areas. Our knowledgeable and certified veterinarians can provide preventative health care that includes vaccines, nutritional advice or deworming as well as hoof care or parasite control programs that may be needed to protect the health of the herd. Although Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital does not make farm calls for goat or sheep, small ruminants can be brought to the office by the owner to be seen. 

Goat and herd of sheep grazing in corral at farm

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Comprehensive Goat and Sheep Veterinary Medicine

Veterinarian listens to a stethoscope a little white goat

Because goat and sheep are herd animals, one minor problem with a solitary member can quickly spread to the rest of the population. As the herd continues to grow, they may face certain life events or physiological changes that could make veterinary attention critical for their survival. Routine preventative care can help ensure that your small ruminants retain optimal health and continue to fulfill their designated role on your farm. 


Early detection of illness in goat or sheep is critical for effective treatment and, although these animals will typically continue as usual with little to no interaction from the owner, observing them for signs of trouble can ensure they aren’t experiencing a medical issue that is impacting their quality of life. Looking for changes and behavior and bringing your goats or sheep for a check-up with a veterinarian can help identify what the potential underlying cause may be.

Some service for goat and sheep that we provide include: 

  • Vaccinations

    Goat and sheep may need a variety of vaccines that aren’t recommended for other house pets including tetanus or enterotoxemia. Working closely with a veterinarian to determine the exact needs of your herd will ensure the best vaccination plan possible is created. 

  • Wellness Exams and Preventative Care

    Maintaining a proper preventative care plan requires a semi-annual wellness exam to identify emerging health issues and remedy them before they cause a more severe problem. We also recommend annual bloodwork to screen for any underlying health issues, and semi-annual intestinal parasite exams.

  • Medical Emergencies

    Over time, goat and sheep have evolved to show little to no weakness to avoid predation. Unfortunately, this means that it can be hard to know when medical emergencies are occurring. If a member of your herds is showing lethargy, isolation or other signs of distress, please call us immediately to schedule an appointment.

  • Husbandry Services

    The veterinary staff at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital loves to speak with new goat and sheep owners to discuss husbandry practices that may be available. Any time a new goat is added to the herd, new procedures and protocols must be in place to protect the health of the existing small ruminants. If you are interested in husbandry services, please contact our team to learn more about what is possible.

  • Advanced Diagnostics

    Although goat and sheep are typically hardy farm animals, complex medical issues may arise that require the assistance of a certified and knowledgeable veterinary staff. Our facilities are capable of providing pain management services, laboratory diagnostic testing, X-Ray radiography and ultrasonic imaging to pinpoint conditions that may be affecting your herd.

  • Breeding Soundness Exams

    If you are attempting to expand your existing herd of sheep or goats, it is important to ensure that they are receiving the best care possible. At Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital, we provide the services needed to ensure your goat or sheep aren’t experiencing breeding issues that could affect the future herd members.

A Goat and Sheep Friendly Hospital

While you may not need extensive care for your goat or sheep, the team at Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital is here to ensure you have the support and resources needed to keep your herd healthy and healthy. Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital uses specialized equipment and extensive employee training to ensure your small ruminant is in the best hands possible from the moment you arrive. Our goal is to minimize the stress your pet faces and give them the time needed to adjust to new surroundings. 


Although we may not be able to make every goat or sheep feel like they are at home, we strive to ensure that they feel safe throughout their time in our facilities. From preventative services to disease intervention or surgery when necessary, we want to create a positive experience for both you and your small ruminant through compassion, transparency, respect, and care. 

Veterinarian take good care of the goat in the clinic

Why Choose Advanced Care for Goat and Sheep Veterinary Services?

Advanced Care is more than just a primary care hospital. Our patients and clients are special to us and are the reason why we always treat everyone who comes to visit as another member of our family each and every time they walk in our doors. We do not treat every patient the same because we understand that each one requires individualized care and attention.

Advanced Care Veterinary Hospital Hallway

Meet Our Doctors

Jennifer Patton


Dr. Patton’s decision to pursue veterinary medicine came after she realized that while education and teaching is her passion, it is not something she could do as a career. Veterinary medicine allowed her to combine her love of animals with her love of teaching.

After she graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Doctorate, she practiced in several high volume hospitals in the Tulsa area, developing medical skills with varied case loads and growing her leadership skills.


Allissa Huckabay


Dr. Huckabay’s love of science and animals naturally led her to a lifelong passion of veterinary medicine. She worked and volunteered at a local veterinary hospital before she furthered her education at Oklahoma State University, graduating in 2016 with her Doctorate.

Dr Huckabay immediately found her home at ACVH, where she is able to create a healthy bond with each of her patients as she experiences all stages of their care with their owners.


Phillip Adolph

Phillip Adolph, DVM is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Veterinary Health Sciences. He also attended OSU for his undergraduate studies where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts and Sciences in Agriculture through the College of Animal Sciences. Dr. Adolph was on the President’s Honor Roll and was a member of the OSU jazz orchestra. He joined the Advanced Care team immediately upon his graduation in 2019 after doing 6 weeks of externships during his 4th year of veterinary school.