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Horsham


Westpoint Horsham is a modern, dedicated livestock veterinary practice providing a comprehensive range of health-orientated services to farms in and around the Horsham area. 

The practice consists of a combination of high quality experienced farm vets on the ground who have easy access to the specialist knowledge of consultants throughout the group, as well as to Biobest Laboratories for fast, accurate laboratory analysis.

At Westpoint we firmly believe that farm efficiency and profitability is driven by animal health.  We aim to provide farmers with the best clinical and advisory services in order to maximise the health and productivity of their livestock.

Westpoint believe in supplying medicines at the best prices, ensuring that the price of the product does not prevent the most appropriate treatment or control programme from being adopted.

Our mobile paraprofessional team gives farmers skilled on-farm support work from foot trimming to vaccination, and we also run training courses and workshops covering key areas such as Five Point Dutch foot trimming and AI.

 


Contact

  • Contact Number

    01306 628 086

    Fax Number

    01306 628 080

    Address

    Dawes Farm, Bognor Road, Warnham, Nr Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3SH

  • Opening Times

    Mon: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Tue: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Wed: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Thu: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    Fri: 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Medicine Dispensary opening hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Outside office hours, the on-call vet will receive all emergency phone calls to provide 24hr emergency care.

Latest Newsletter
South Newsletter – Summer 2016

Vets

  • Shona Young BVMS MRCVS

    Shona Young

    BVMS MRCVS

  • Shona Young | BVMS MRCVS

    Shona qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and spent her first year doing an internship with the RVC in Chelmsford. She then spent two years working at our Midhurst practice before moving to Horsham in 2012. Shona is now the Practice Principal and heads up the Horsham vet team as well as running the branch day to day.

    Shona is our resident bull and ram fertility tester and is currently working towards her certificate in advanced veterinary practice (sheep). She is also clinical lead of the sheep, llamas, goats and alpacas working group.

    In her spare time Shona enjoys baking cakes and walking her three dogs.



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  • Dr Tim Potter BVetMed PhD MRCVS

    Dr Tim Potter

    BVetMed PhD MRCVS

  • Dr Tim Potter | BVetMed PhD MRCVS

    Tim graduated from the Royal veterinary College in 2003 and then completed a residency in dairy herd medicine and surgery based at the Royal Veterinary College. On completion of his residency he undertook a DEFRA funded PhD, examining the use of antimicrobials in the treatment of calf pneumonia. Having completed his PhD, Tim joined Westpoint with a particular interest in youngstock health management and clinical trials. In September 2013 he was appointed as a lecturer in farm animal medicine and surgery at the new School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey and now splits his time between the Horsham practice and the university.

    Within Westpoint Tim heads up the youngstock working group which looks at all aspects of youngstock management for the group. Outside of his clinical duties Tim currently oversees the intern program and the continuing professional development provision for the vets. He is also currently studying towards his European Diploma in Bovine Health Management. He is a director of the British Cattle Veterinary Association and is editor of their journal “Cattle Practice”.



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  • Matt Dobbs BVM&S CertCHP MRCVS

    Matt Dobbs

    BVM&S CertCHP MRCVS

  • Matt Dobbs | BVM&S CertCHP MRCVS

    Managing Director of Westpoint Veterinary Group
    Matt qualified from the Royal "Dick" School of Veterinary Studies in 1997. Initially he spent time in farm practice in Somerset and Dorset. In 1999 he moved to the University of Sydney, where he took the post of visiting registrar. He also helped develop a dairy practice servicing 20,000 dairy cows in the Nepean Basin, West of Sydney.

    On returning to the UK Matt was made a lecturer in Dairy Practice as well as the Head of Large Animal Practice at the Royal Veterinary College, London. In 2001 he was awarded the Trehane Trust Nuffield Farming Scholarship to look at the modern role of the livestock vet. He gained the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Certificate in Cattle Health and Production in 2003. He joined Westpoint in January 2004. In 2010 he was awarded the Bullock award for Innovation in Agriculture.

    As Managing Director of Westpoint, Matt’s primary focus is on developing and improving the group’s people, services and products through providing a range of support services including training, research and consultancy. Matt has been published in several publications in the veterinary field, and has spoken at numerous conferences in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia. He is a council member of Lantra.



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  • Robert Drysdale BVM&S MRCVS

    Rob Drysdale

    BVM&S MRCVS

  • Rob Drysdale | BVM&S MRCVS

    Rob qualified from the Royal "Dick" School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh and spent a number of years in mixed and farm animal practice in the North of England, developing both expertise in farm practice and business knowledge of livestock farming. In 2000 Rob started Westpoint Veterinary Services, the first dedicated farm animal practice in the South East of England.

    Rob is well known for his wide range of publications and public speaking engagements. As well as his monthly column in Southeast Farmer, he regularly publishes in Farmers Weekly, Veterinary Times and UK Vet among other publications. Rob is a regular speaker at BCVA conferences, MDC meetings and a multitude of other events aimed at both farming groups and pharmaceutical companies.

    His specialist interests include heifer management in dairy farming, game bird health, and livestock business reviews for all types of livestock farming.



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  • Jules Dare BVetMed MRCVS

    Jules Dare

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Jules Dare | BVetMed MRCVS

    After graduation from the Royal Veterinary College, Jules went straight into mixed practice in Cornwall. Here he rapidly developed a keen interest in all aspects of farm animal medicine and surgery, and in between TB tests, helped to look after a number of beef and dairy herds ranging from 5 to 1000 cows.

    Jules joined the Westpoint Vet Group in 2005 as the senior vet at the Chelmsford office and has continued to develop his interests in dairy cow mastitis control and fertility, as well as beef herd health and production. As a result of the 2007 Bluetongue outbreak in his practice area, Jules has worked closely with local and regional farmer groups and national companies to promote the Bluetongue vaccination scheme throughout the country.

    Jules is Ruminant Medicines Director for Westpoint and is responsible for many aspects of the business, including Farmacy.



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  • Andrew Richmond

    BVM&S MRCVS

  • Andrew Richmond | BVM&S MRCVS


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  • Anna Gerard

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Anna Gerard | BVetMed MRCVS

    Anna graduated from the RVC in 2015 and since then has been working in a mixed practice in Cornwall, during which time her interest in all aspects of farm animal medicine developed. She joined the Horsham practice as a veterinary intern in July 2016.

    When she is not working she enjoys baking, playing tennis and exploring the countryside with her Labrador Skye.



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Support Staff

  • Amy Parsons

    Practice Adminstrator

  • Kim Berry

    Practice Administrator