Posts Categorized: News

Register for Avian Influenza Webinar

Click here to register for a free Avian Influenza webinar on Tuesday 21 February at 7.00pm. Avian influenza – What is the current situation? Westpoint Farm Vets and Minster Poultry Vets, two of the country’s leading vets are hosting a free group discussion webinar. There have been a number of confirmed cases at this point. … Read more »

Westpoint Vet featured in the Yorkshire Post

Ashley Marshall, from Westpoint York, has been interviewed for this week’s edition of the Yorkshire Post. She discusses bringing disease prevention, through vaccination, to the fore for today’s farmers. She also explains why farmers need to be so aware of the impact that bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) can have on a herd. Read the article… Read more »

Avian Influenza Update

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone that has been in place since 6th December will be extended until 28th February to help protect poultry and captive birds from avian flu, the Chief Veterinary Officer has announced. The zone requires keepers of poultry and other captive birds to continue to keep their birds indoors, or take appropriate… Read more »

Advice for Poultry & Gamebird Keepers on Avian Influenza

Defra’s Chief Veterinary Office has declared a Prevention Zone in England, Wales and Scotland (for 30 days), which introduces enhanced biosecurity requirements for poultry and captive birds and includes a requirement to house poultry to help protect them from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe. To date, no cases of H5N8 have been found… Read more »

Our Commitment to Continue to Deliver TB Testing Services to Your Cattle

It has been brought to our attention that you may have received an unsolicited letter from XL Farmcare, suggesting that our practice is no longer in a position to provide your farm with Government Tuberculosis Testing services and they have instead nominated another veterinary practice to provide such services to you in the future. We… Read more »

farmIQ Now DairyPro Training Partner

This week farmIQ has become a DairyPro Training Partner, which will enable us to offer DairyPro CPD points to farmers and to those within the dairy industry. DairyPro is a recognised CPD scheme that DairyCo have worked hard to develop, gaining credibility through supporting career progression for dairy farm workers, helping businesses attract and retain… Read more »

TB Testing Update

As I’m sure you will be aware, there are some changes to how TB testing, as well as other OV services such as Brucellosis and Anthrax testing, are being managed in England and Wales. It is our intention to minimise the impact this has on you as our valued client. All TB tests are now… Read more »

New practice now open in Daventry!

Jessica Swiestowska MA VetMB MRCVS

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest practice in Daventry, Northamptonshire. This practice enables us to enhance our already comprehensive service by having a base for our vets to work from, a place to meet up with clients and a medicines collection point in Daventry. The address for our new practice is:… Read more »

UK’s leading mixed veterinary practice joins Westpoint group

Minster Veterinary Practice Ltd, a leading UK mixed veterinary practice, offering poultry, companion animal, equine and farm animal veterinary services, has this week been added to the Westpoint Group’s expanding portfolio in a private transaction. Minster Veterinary Practice’s current chairman, Keith Warner was delighted by the news and assures clients, colleagues and suppliers that this… Read more »

New Heathfield practice now open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our latest practice in Heathfield, East Sussex. This practice enables us to enhance our already comprehensive service by having a base for our vets to work from, a place to meet up with clients and a medicines collection point in East Sussex. The address for our new… Read more »