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.



  • Contact Number

    01306 628208


    Unit 11 St Johns Court Foster Rd Ashford TN24 0SJ

  • Opening Times

    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.

Farm Team

  • Kathy Hume BVM BVS MRCVS

    Kathy Hume


  • Kathy Hume | BVM BVS MRCVS

    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.

  • Jack Balkham BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

    Jack Balkham

    BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

  • Jack Balkham | BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

    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 Lockwood

    BVet Med MRCVS

  • Sharminda Lockwood | BVet Med MRCVS

    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.

  • Megan Harman

    Bsc BVetMed MRCVS

  • Megan Harman | Bsc BVetMed MRCVS

    Megan graduated in June 2020 after earning a Veterinary Biosciences degree and a second in Veterinary Medicine over 7 years at the Royal Veterinary College. She joined Westpoint in August 2020 to undertake an internship in farm animal practice. Megan enjoys all aspects of farm work but is particularly interested in camelids and farm pets.

    In her spare time Megan supports her partner with his pub but will otherwise be found exploring the countryside with her cocker spaniel!


Support Staff

  • Valerie Smith

    Office Manager

  • Jana Saunders

    Practice Administrator