New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Dr. Michael Pesato, Food Animal Field Service

Food Animal Field Service

 The food animal ambulatory practice provides services in herd health and preventative herd health through sick animal management, diagnostic and clinical pathology, record analysis and protocol development. Reproductive management is provided through clinical herd animal evaluations and analysis of reproductive performance using various record systems. Disciplines of clinical internal medicine evaluation, diagnostic ultrasound, food animal surgery, clinical nutrition, milk quality, and production record evaluation, are employed to provide exemplary service to our clients. A full-time emergency service is provided annually.

The goal of the bovine practice is to provide food animals with health and preventative health care, and reproductive management. The service provides a wide variety of practice experience including work with expanding dairy herds, beef cow/calf operations, beef feedlot operations. The practice also cares for various sheep and dairy goat operations and a limited number of swine. 

Contact Field Service

  • For appointments,
    Monday- Friday, 8 am-5 pm
  • Phone: 610-925-6310
  • For emergencies (24 hours/ day, 7 days/ week 365 days/year):
  • Phone: 610-444-5800
  • FAX: 610-925-6803

Meet the Food Animal Team

Food Animal Field Service comprises board-certified specialists with decades of field service expertise, along with clinical residents, certified veterinary technicians, and administrative support so we can handle your needs in a timely and efficient manner.


Clinical Services

Field Service has a heavy case load with approximately 13,000 animals seen annually. The service has access to various state of the art practice modalities such as: 

Animal Health Care

  • Digital radiography
  • Ultrasonography
  • Blood analysis

Preventative Health Care

  • Milk Quality Analysis
    • Tri-scan Milking Unit Analyzer
    • Lactoquarter Milking Unit Analyzer
    • Parlor Pal Milker Analyzer
  • Ventilation Analyzer
    • Air quality/speed analyzer
  • Calf Health and Management
    • Refractometer (colostrum management)
  • Reproductive Management
    • Synchronization analysis
    • Obstetrical equipment

Specialist Consultation

  • Surgical consultation
  • Medical consultation
  • Pathobiological evaluation
  • Microbiological evaluation
  • Clinical pathology evaluation

Annual Producer Educational Seminars

  • Milking procedures
  • Calving/dystocia procedures

Record Analysis

  • VETSTAR (state-of-the-art practice management software)
  •  Dairy Comp 305
  • PC Dart

Emergency Services

  • Food Animal Field Service provides on-farm emergency services year-round (including holidays), 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year to Field Service clients with the ability  to consult with a range of world-class in-house specialists.