John Philbrick, Santa Margarita, Ca

John Philbrick, Santa Margarita, Ca

We have used the Stockdoctor for many years. We have been able to deliver medicine to our animals without the stress of moving the herd to a facility as well as the issues of wrangling up help. The Stockdoctor works great for our cow/calf operation.

October 2019

StockDoctor II™ Medicating System Review by Chad Olson

Chad Olson, North Dakota, USA

When I first started raising cattle, treating them in the pasture during the summer months was often stressful not only to the cow being treated but for the entire herd. Setting up a holding pen and chasing the cattle around the pasture just to catch one or two was, for me, not the best plan. I began searching for a better method and was introduced to the Stock Doctor about 4 years ago. Since then, I can treat a cow in a fraction of the time it takes using the old method. VanderBuilt Systems™ has truly developed a great product.

August 16, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Medicating System Review by Gary Schwent (Manager)

Gary Schwent – Manager at Schaefer Farm, Missouri, United States

I would highly recommend this product. Purchased in 1995, still use it today. Not having to bring in the whole herd to treat one cow saves time, with less stress on the cattle. The employees are super to work with, very helpful.

June 26, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Medicating System Review by Tracy Hill

Tracy Hill, Holton, Kansas

We have used the stock doctor in the summer months for many years. We have several pastures with no way to catch the cows/calves to doctor them for bad eyes. The stock doctor works great for our cow/calf operation.

Thanks, Tracy Hill
May 30, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Medicating System Review by Jason Gradeless

Jason Gradeless, Iowa

The StockDoctor has become a useful tool on my farm. It saves large amounts of time and labor; instead of bringing in cattle to the chute I can treat them in the field. I use it off an ATV and believe it has helped with over all herd health being able to treat things like pink eye immediately. The unit is extremely tough, I’ve used it for 7 years and had zero trouble.

May 10, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Medicating System Review by Christoph Weißenbach

Christoph Weißenbach, Austria

I am an Austrian farm boy and we are using the Stockdoctor on our alpine pasture to medicate the beef cows and their calves. It is a very easy way to medicate cattle without constraining or catching the animal and you can do it without disturbing your herd. So for the Austrian alpine pastures, it’s a very nice and price worth system to medicate free running herds.

March 29, 2012

StockDoctor Medicating System Review by Bill Myketiak

Bill Myketiak, Chaplin Saskatchewan

Owning a Stockdoctor was one of the best investments I have made and I would recommend it to anyone that works with cattle.

March 23, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Review by Charles R. Phelps

Charles R. Phelps, Princeton Kentucky

To give a brief testimonial these people are excellent to work with and very trusting. I appreciate them covering the needs of the people who use the Medicating system. I highly recommend this product and these people supplying your needs.

February 8, 2012

StockDoctor II™ Review by Eric Quinton

Eric Quinton, Cardston Alberta

I have used the Stock Doctor injection system on my ranch for a number of years now and I have found this to be one of the best and [most] efficient medication systems around.  Whether from horseback, on the quad or  on foot it is a time saving and effective way to treat animals with minimal stress on them and me.  I would highly recommend the Stock Doctor to anyone involved in the livestock industry who is looking for a safe, reliable method of administering medication for their animals.

September 13, 2011

StockDoctor II™ Review by Stan Robinson

Stan Robinson, Alberta


My name is Stan Robinson.  We run a 80 head cow calf operation west of Bowden, Alberta.  As we don’t have any cattle handling equipment where we run the cows, finding a way to medicate unrestrained was needed.  We’ve tried several types of self injecting systems but we like the Stock Doctor the best by far.  With the Stock Doctor using a spring to administer the drug, you don’t have to worry about air pressure dropping like in the air pressure injectables.  Also having a tethered syringe we have not lost a needle.  I would say as long as your cattle are quiet enough to get close Stock Doctor will work for you.

Thanks, Stan.