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

    01435 869047


    Monkhurst Offices, Sandy Cross Lane, Heathfield, East Sussex TN21 8QR

  • Opening Times

    Mon: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Tue: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Wed: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Thu: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Fri: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM

After 1pm - office phone calls will be answered by our Ashford practice. 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, 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!

  • Sarah O'Reilly


  • Sarah O'Reilly | DVM, MRCVS

    Sarah graduated firstly with a degree in Agricultural Science from UCD Ireland. She then moved to Slovakia to study, graduating as a vet in June 2016 and joined Westpoint as an intern. Having grown up with animals all her life, she has a strong interest in cattle having a purebred Shorthorn herd at home in Dublin. She has a particular interest in reproduction and fertility.

    Outside work, Sarah enjoys reading, walking her dogs and meeting up with friends.


Support Staff

  • Valerie Velvick

    Practice Administrator

  • Jana Saunders

    Practice Administrator