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Westpoint Ashford is a modern, dedicated livestock veterinary practice providing a comprehensive range of health-orientated services to farms in and around the Ashford 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.
The Ashford practice is also home to FarmSupplies which has amazing deals on all your non-medicinal farm supplies, delivered straight to your door. Call them today on 07841 917171 to see how FarmSupplies can help you - their opening hours are 8.00am-4.00pm.
Unit 11 St Johns Court Foster Rd Ashford TN24 0SJ
Mon: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tue: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wed: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thu: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Fri: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Outside office hours, the on-call vet will receive all emergency phone calls to provide 24hr emergency care. For medication pick ups and other visits to the office, outside office opening hours, please contact our veterinary staff.
BVM BVS MRCVS
BVSc MBIAC Cert AVP (CHP) MRCVS
BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS
BVet Med MRCVS
BVM&S MRCVS BSc
Originally from Ireland, Kathy graduated from the Nottingham Vet School in 2011 and joined Westpoint straight after in July 2011 to undertake an internship in farm animal practice with the RVC. She was initially based at our Horsham practice, but moved across to our Ashford practice in spring 2012.
Kathy enjoys all aspects of farm animal practice, from working with the commercial farms to the smallholder clients. She has a particular interest in proactive health planning and specifically in mastitis control. Kathy is a DairyCo Mastitis Control Plan User and she uses this knowledge when working with our dairy farmers to monitor mastitis, recommend and implement changes to control mastitis on their farms.
Outside of work Kathy particularly enjoys being in the great outdoors and the pursuit of outdoor activities. These include photography and walking around the Kent countryside.
Alex has been affiliated with Westpoint Veterinary Group since 2004, and joined the practice in 2006 as soon as he qualified from the University of Bristol.
Originally based in the Horsham headquarters, he fuelled his interests in production animal medicine, and developed his knowledge of current farming economics before joining the Ashford practice in 2007.
Infectious disease control including BVD, Leptospirosis, IBR and Johne's are areas in which he is most interested, especially with respect to herd accreditation schemes. He is very passionate about using cost -effective screening, eradication and control programs to maximise productivity and herd health status. He also enjoys working together with farmers to maximise herd fertility and minimise the hidden costs of poor herd reproductive management in both dairy and beef industries.
Alex is BCVA approved in performing Bull Breeding Soundness Examinations, a cost effective service that has quickly become highly demanded across the South of England.
In January 2009, Alex undertook the Postgraduate Certificate in advanced veterinary practice designated specifically in Cattle Health and Production (CHP) - this helps him keep abreast of developments in a volatile and ever changing industry. In 2010 Alex was awarded The British Institute of Agricultural Consultants (BIAC) Young Consultant of the Year and most recently in August 2014 won the WBC Innovation and Research Award for Young Scientists at World Buiatrics Congress in Cairns.
Jack graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and joined Westpoint as a veterinary intern.
He is interested in all aspects of farm animal practice but is particularly interested in fertility work and infectious diseases.
When not at work, Jack can be found running in the Kent countryside, at a local point to point, playing hockey or creating his next batch of homebrew!
Sharminda graduated from the RVC in 2005 and has been working in Kent ever since. After 10 years working in mixed practice she decided to concentrate on farm work as she has a particular interest in flock health and is working towards further qualifications in this area.
Sharminda lives on a sheep and beef farm with her husband, 3 young daughters and a pack of working collies. If she has any time left she enjoys gardening and cooking.
Alice graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in June 2018 and joined the Westpoint Internship Programme in August 2018. Alice enjoys all aspects of farm veterinary work but has a particular interest in pathology.
Originally from Lancashire, Alice is enjoying exploring Kent and all of the natural beauties it has to offer. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, surfing and hill-walking.
Jennifer graduated from the University of Bristol in 2019. She's interested in all aspects of farm vetting but particularly likes calf health and herd health planning.
When not working, Jennifer likes to take ballet lessons and is also an avid baker and reader.
Caroline graduated from Edinburgh University in 2008 and moved to north Lancashire to start her career as a farm vet. After 6 years, she decided to move back home to Kent and joined the Westpoint team in Ashford in 2015.
Caroline is particularly interested in youngstock health, and enjoys working with clients to maximize calf growth rates and minimizing calf losses. She is also very keen on cattle fertility and obstetrics.
At weekends, Caroline enjoys family life with her husband and daughter and going for long walks across the North Downs