Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd.


Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. (CVS) is a consulting organization of veterinarians providing a wide range of services for swine producers. Our mission is to provide solutions for the food supply chain. 

CVS is dedicated to providing outstanding veterinary service by combining science with health and production.  With eight Veterinarians, and a multi-discipline support staff, CVS has a strong foundation to provide a multitude of services. CVS consults with producers of all sizes domestically and internationally.

CVS maintains a reference library containing over 19,000 reference articles and an image library of more than 74,000 images ranging from disease pathogens to common facility design. Contact us to provide resources.


Disease Elimination

Clinical and subclinical disease is a key restrictor of throughput.    Disease increases mortality, increases morbidity,  reduces full value pigs, reduces ADG, increases feed/gain, reduces lean,   and  increases intervention costs.  CVS staff  is experienced in all facets of disease control and elimination.  We use historical records,  scientific trial data,  diagnostic profiles, and modeling to determine the best strategy.  As a member Swine Disease Eradication Center, the team has access to up to date practical disease transmission and elimination data.


Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. conducts scientific research in a large commercial swine facility through Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC. This company is recognized as a leader in cutting-edge sow and pig research and providing facilities and research staff to conduct large scale studies.


Multimedia Training

The Multimedia Training Department at Carthage Veterinary Service, Ltd. specializes in developing multimedia training/marketing applications for the swine industry.  These applications are used to train learners on critical aspects that are necessary for the successful completion of their job.  The applications utilize audio, video, images, animations, 3D graphics, quizzes, and more.


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Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea has been diagnosed and confirmed. This is a link to a list of informational resources regarding PEDv.


New!  Download our PEDv presentation for more information, updated on December 4th, 2014.


Mycotoxin Review


New!  Download our Mycotoxin presentation for more information, updated on January 23rd, 2015


Seneca Valley Virus Webinar


New!  Download our Seneca Valley Virus Webinar presentation for more information, updated on September 9th, 2015.


Easy and Safe Oral Fluid
Collection Kits

► Oral Fluid Collection Kit includes all supplies required to collect oral fluid samples
► Collection of saliva samples can be easily accomplished by hanging a cotton rope in pens of growing pigs or stalls of sows or boars
► Oral fluid can be analyzed for several viruses (PRRS, PCV2 & SIV) & bacteria (Mycoplasma) by PCR (agents) and ELISA (antibodies)
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►Watch an educational video about Oral fluid collection from the Center for Food Security & Public Health

Watch an education video.

Spanish Translations
We have fully qualified staff member for translation of information into Spanish. Learn more.

The CVS Records Dept. offers records consulting services to the swine industry. Learn more.

Professional Partnership Award
Six agencies were honored with the state Professional Partnership Award. Included in the award are Carl Sandburg College, City of Carthage, Carthage Veterinary Service, Professional Swine Management, Prairieland Investment Group and Carson Motors. Read more.

The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program
The Food Animal Veterinarian Recruitment and Retention Program will provide financial incentives in the form of student loan debt forgiveness for veterinarians who commit to four years of employment in food animal veterinary medicine. Learn more.

Swine Disease Eradication Center
We are a member of the Swine Disease Eradication Center - University of Minnesota. This is a center dedicated to research in disease transmission and methods to eliminate. This center has led the industry in PRRS, Mycoplasma, and SIV aerosol transmission. Its research in filtration has redefined herd biosecurity.

Producers, Pigs, and Pork
Building for the future by working with the present. CVS has been reading the storybook "Producers, Pigs, and Pork" to elementary schools in West Central Illinois. This is a illustrated story of a boy's visit to a modern swine production facility. Learn more...
Reading 'Producers, Pigs, and Pork' to kids

PRRS Elimination Project
Join us in our Tri-County Hancock, Adams, and McDonough PRRS Elimination Project!

Vet Internships
Interested in a vet internship with CVS. Click here to learn more.
Vet Intern Video

Student Internships