The Lodi Veterinary Hospital began its work in March 2005 and was inaugurated by the President of the Republic, Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, on 8 December of that year. Today in the structure are hospitalized and treated mainly animals as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and goats, although for certain exams, such as MRI clinics are open to pets.
As in any University Hospital, the activity is developed in three main areas, deeply integrated: the professional veterinary, teaching and research. This last activity is essential to introduce the student of Veterinary Medicine in clinical practice in the hospital. It’s held at high quality levels by teachers of professional subjects and is supported by advanced facilities and equipment. The Hospital is currently divided into several areas that include the "Secretariat and general services” and the following units:
- Pathological Anatomy.
- Surgery of Big Animals.
- Clinic of Ruminants and Swine.
- Horse Medicine.
- Reproduction of Big Animals.
- Centralized Laboratory.
The hospital is also equipped with a large area dedicated to teaching, including the Aula Magna of 220 seats, three modern classrooms, a computer room, library and study room.