Dairy Production Medicine Center
Northern Valley Dairy Production Medicine Center ® 900 N. Wabasha, Plainview, MN 55964
900 N. Wabasha, Plainview, Minnesota 55964 (507) 534-4356
•To help successful dairy and beef producers achieve their goals by providing progressive production medicine services, products, and expertise.
•We believe in leading the industry. •We are dedicated to providing quality, ethical, and innovative services, and to provide leading edge information and knowledge to our clients. •We strive to provide excellent customer service. •We have a strong commitment to continuing education for our staff and for our clients.
•To be the major source of quality veterinary services, knowledgeable consulting services, leading-edge information, and appropriate, reasonably priced animal health products in our area.
Welcome to DairyMed.com,
the website of
Northern Valley Dairy Production Medicine Center!
We are southeast Minnesota’s source for up-to-date expertise in
dairy production and dairy medicine.
We have been in business since 1981. Our practice office is located in Plainview, Minnesota, in the dairy belt of southeastern Minnesota. Our office staff have lots of dairy experience and are here to help you. They will take your product orders, schedule farm calls, perform laboratory tasks, answer account questions, and more. Meet Our Staff Page
In the 1980s some leading veterinarians began to use the term “production medicine”. They felt that veterinarians should look at the health of the dairy enterprise instead of just the health of individual cows. This holistic approach proved very successful in helping dairy producers nationally. Since then many veterinarians have become competent in areas including nutrition, record analysis, milking systems, financial management, employee training, and others that directly affect the health and profitability of the dairy enterprise. At NVDPMC, we embraced this shift in thinking early on. Our veterinarians are experienced in providing production medicine services.
Bovine Medicine & Surgery
We operate a full-service veterinary clinic with 24-hour emergency service. We understand that your cows do not operate on a 9-to-5 schedule. We are committed to quality, and to providing excellent customer service. Our Services Page
On-Farm Vet. Tech. Services
Our large animal veterinary assistant, Paige Roberts, is proficient in Spanish and can provide many services which do not require a veterinarian, at a lower billing rate. For details, see Our Services Page.
Reproductive Services Using Trans-Rectal Ultrasound
We utilize the latest in portable ultrasound equipment for reproductive services. This technology is very useful to help you get your cows pregnant on time. For more details, please see our Ultrasound Page.
Mastitis & Milk Quality
You want to sell a high quality product. You don’t want to treat or cull cows for mastitis. Mastitis is the second largest loss to most dairy farms. We can help you prevent mastitis, get clinical cows back in the line fast, and improve milk quality on your farm. For more information, please see our Milk Quality Page.
We operate an in-house laboratory for milk quality and other diagnostic testing. Services offered include individual cow mastitis cultures, bulk tank milk cultures, towel cultures, bedding cultures, water cultures, colostrum cultures, and more. Please see our Laboratory Page for more information on these services.
As our dairies grow larger it becomes more important to have good records. However, as the amount of collected data grows, it can become difficult to extract useful information and find out if goals are being met. For years we have worked to help dairy producers analyze their records, make evidence-based decisions, problem-solve, and monitor responses to changes that have been implemented.
Animal Health Store
You can purchase animal drugs and supplies by two different methods. Many products are available at our Plainview office during our normal business hours. We also directly ship properly labeled products to your door, usually the next day. You may call, fax, or email orders to us. We believe in providing quality products at great prices with excellent customer service. Animal Health Store Page
Our office is conveniently located on Minnesota Highway 42 on the north side of Plainview. Look for the cow on the sign! We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 5:00 PM. On Saturdays we are open from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. A veterinarian is always on-call to provide 24-hour emergency service.
Veterinary Service Fees
We charge for our trip, the time spent on your farm, and materials used. Your preparedness and efficiency are rewarded by lower veterinary costs.
Back row: Dr. Jim Bennett and Dr. Joanna Gardner
Front row: Dr. Lindsey Borst and Dr. Kevin Nigon