Veterinary Colleges and Schools


(Pricing is subject to change. Please contact the facility for current price lists. Unless otherwise stated, price quotes are based on the average 1,000 lb. adult horse) 

Auburn University

College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
Auburn University, AL 36849-5540

Telephone: 334-844-4000

Euthanasia and disposal $100.



University of California
UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

VMTH Large Animal Clinic

Telephone: 530-752-0290

Euthanasia and disposal $450-$500 Private off-site cremation services are available.


Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1601 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1601

Telephone: 970-221-4535

Euthanasia $124. Disposal $124. Cremation $155.


Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York 14853-6401

Telephone: 607 253-3100

Euthanasia $160. Disposal only $130. Disposal with necropsy $150. Private Cremation $895.


University of Florida
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Center
2015 SW 16th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32610

Telephone: 352-392-4700 ext. 4000

Euthanasia cost including a patient processing fee, an exam, euthanasia, and disposal and is usually somewhere between $500 and $700.


University of Georgia
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Athens, GA 30602

Telephone: 706-542-3223

Established patients only. Please call for pricing.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1102 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802

Telephone: 217-333-2000

Euthanasia, necropsy and disposal $85. Private off-site cremation services are available. 


Iowa State University

College of Veterinary Medicine
ISU Veterinary Hospital
1600 S 16th Street
Ames, IA 50011

Telephone: 515-294-1500

Euthanasia $50-$ 60. If the horse has never been here before, there is a one time record fee of $12.50. The disposal fee is $105.00.


Kansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
101 Trotter Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-5601

Telephone: 785-532-5700

Euthanasia and disposal $75-$100


Louisiana State University
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Telephone: 225-578-9500

Euthanasia and disposal $200.


Michigan State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
G100 Vet Med Center
East Lansing, MI 48824-1314

Telephone: 517-353-9710

Euthanasia and disposal $400. Disposal only $200


University of Minnesota
College of Veterinary Medicine
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

Telephone: 612-625-1919

Euthanasia and disposal $350-$400. Cremation appx. $1,500.


Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Telephone: 662-325-3432

Euthanasia $100-$125 Cremation without ashes $120. Cremation with ashes returned $350


University of Missouri-Columbia
College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
Columbia, MO 65211

Telephone: 573-882-3554

Euthanasia and disposal $130


North Carolina University
College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Telephone: 919-513-6630

Services for established patients only. Euthanasia and disposal $200-$250


Ohio State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210

Telephone: 614-292-6661

Euthanasia and disposal $350-$400


Oklahoma State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Center for Veterinary Health Services
Stillwater, OK 74078

Telephone: 405-744-7000

Euthanasia and disposal $159-$179


Oregon State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Lois Bates Acheson Veterinary Teaching Hospital
30th Street
Corvallis, OR 97331-4801

Telephone: 541-737-2858

Services provided to established patients only. Please call for pricing.


University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
New Bolton Center
382 West Street Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348

George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital

Telephone: 610-925-6525 ext. 2525

Sick or injured equines presented to NBC Widener Hospital are admitted (admission fee of ~$85), and if euthanasia is warranted, the cost is approximately $75. Body disposal for animals over 250 pounds is $35.

Sick or injured equines submitted to the PADLS (Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory Services) pathology service (with the intention of a necropsy) are charged the current rate for barbiturate. This is variable and dose-related, and it can easily exceed $50. Again, the body disposal fee is $35. (An adult horse necropsy fee is $98.)

The hospital has a long-standing policy of not accepting horses for solely for the purpose of euthanasia, i.e., for the owner's convenience. The exceptions to this are 1) the horse is a recently discharged patient, 2) the horse is currently under treatment by Field Service, 3) the horse will be used for a sanctioned research or teaching exercise.


Purdue University
School of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Telephone: 765-494-7607

Euthanasia $100 Disposal $20. Cremation services are available.


Texas A&M University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
4475 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4475

Telephone: 979-845-3541

Euthanasia and disposal $175. Euthanasia and Cremation $1,300.


University of Tennessee
The College of Veterinary Medicine
Large Animal Hospital
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4550

Telephone: 865-974-5701

Euthanasia donations program. Request $250 tax-deductible donation to cover costs of euthanasia and disposal. Donation fee may be waived in certain instances. For more information on this program please visit. http://www.vet.utk.edu/cemr/projects/donations.shtml


Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536

Telephone: 508-839-5302

Patients only


Tuskegee University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Tuskegee, AL 36088

Telephone: 334-727-8174

Euthanasia $45 Disposal $70-$80


Virginia Tech
Virginia - Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Marion Dupont Scott Equine Medical Center
17690 Old Waterford Road at Morven Park
P.O. Box 1938
Leesburg, VA 20177

Telephone: 703-771-6800

Euthanasia and disposal $500-$600 Private off-site cremation services are available.


University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
2015 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1102

Telephone: 608-263-7600

If upon examination it is determined that euthanasia is an option, the total cost for examination, euthanasia, necropsy and disposal is approximately $200. Disposal only $38-$53.


Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
PO Box 647010
Pullman, WA 99164-7010

Telephone: 509-335-0711

Euthanasia and disposal $100. Private off-site cremation services are available. 

Other Schools & Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories:

(In most cases necropsy prices quoted are for basic testing only. Please call facility for costs associated with additional testing.)

University of Arizona
Department of Animal Sciences
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
Shantz 205 PO Box 210038
Tucson, AZ 85721-0038

Telephone: 520-621-2356

Euthanasia, necropsy and disposal $390. Private off-site cremation services are available.


CE Kord Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
Ellington Agriculture Center
440 Hogan Road, Porter Building
Nashville, TN 37220

Telephone: 615-837-5125

No charge for necropsy and disposal. Private off-site cremation services are available.


Clemson University
Veterinary Diagnostic Center
500 Clemson Road
Columbia, SC 29229

Telephone: 803-788-2260

Necropsy and disposal $80. Private off-site cremation services are available.


University of Connecticut
Department of Pathobiology and Veterinary Science
61 North Eagleville Road, Unit-3089
Storrs, CT 06269-3089

Telephone: 860-486-3736

Necropsy and disposal for in state horses $200. Out of state horses $300. Private off-site cremation services are available.


Florida Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
2700 N. John Young Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34741

Telephone: 321-697-1467

Necropsy and disposal $70.


Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
9732 Shattuc Road
Centralia, Il 62801

Telephone: 618-532-6701

Necropsy and disposal $80. Cremation with ashes returned $.15 per/lb.


Illinois Department of Agriculture
Animal Disease Laboratory
2100 South Lake Storey Road
Galesburg, IL 61401

Telephone: 309-344-2451

Necropsy and disposal $65. Disposal only $.15 per/lb. Cremation with ashes returned $1per/lb.


Kentucky Livestock Disease Diagnostic Center
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
1490 Bull Lea Road
Lexington, KY 40511

Telephone: 859-253-0571

Necropsy and disposal, adult horses $80. Foals $20. On site cremation, adult horses $1,000. Foals $400.


Montana Department of Livestock
Montana Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
South 19th and Lincoln
Bozeman, MT 59718

Telephone: 406-994-4885

Necropsy and disposal $130.


Murray State University
Breathitt Veterinary Center
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
715 North Drive
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Telephone: 270-886-3959

Necropsy and disposal for in state clients, adult horses $40 - Foals $30. Necropsy and disposal for out of state clients $110. Disposal only $45.


University of Nebraska
Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
P.O. Box 830905
Lincoln, NE 68583-0905

Telephone: 402-472-2952

Necropsy and disposal only. Private veterinarian may meet clients at the facility to provide humane euthanasia. Necropsy $40-$100 (for ala carte testing costs, please visit www.nvdls.unl.edu ) Disposal $100 Cremation services are available appx. Cost 25 cents/lb.


New Mexico Veterinary Diagnostics Services
700 Camino De Salud NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Telephone: 505-841-2576

Necropsy and disposal $350.


North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Rollins Laboratory
2101 Blue Ridge Road
Raleigh, NC 27607

Telephone: 919-733-3986

Necropsy and disposal $30-$55. Private off-site cremation services are available.


North Dakota State University
College of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
Department of Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences
Veterinary Diagnostics Laboratory
1301 12th Avenue North
Fargo, ND 58105

Telephone: 701-231-8307

Necropsy and disposal services $35. Private veterinarian may meet clients at the facility to provide humane euthanasia.


Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture
Veterinary Laboratory
2305 N. Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408

Telephone: 717-787-8808

Necropsy and disposal $98. Private off-site cremation services are available.


South Dakota State University
College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences
Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory
Box 2175, North Campus Drive
Brookings SD 57007-1396

Telephone: 605-688-5171

Necropsy and disposal only $35-$40. Cremation is available appx cost $1,000.


Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory
1174 snowy Range Road
Laramie, WY 82070

Telephone: 307-742-6638

Basic necropsy $100. Disposal $75.