Leighton Buzzard

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

    01296 410021


    Unit 7b Sparrow Hall Farm Edlesborough Dunstable Bedfordshire LU6 2ES

  • 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, outside office opening hours, please contact our veterinary staff.

Latest Newsletter
Central Regional Newsletter | Spring 2020

Farm Team

  • Tonia Simms BVSc MRCVS

    Tonia Simms


  • Tonia Simms | BVSc MRCVS DBR

    Tonia grew up in Knutsford, Cheshire surrounded by dairy cows. She graduated from Bristol University in 2007 and went straight into farm animal practice working in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. However, the draw of the north was too much and in 2010 Tonia and her partner moved up to a mainly dairy practice in Malpas, Cheshire. In August 2012 Tonia's husband’s arable job brought them back down to the Home Counties, where they now live, just south of Bedford.

    Tonia is particularly interested in a holistic approach to production medicine - particularly with regards to fertility. She is currently a holder of the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction and is an RCVS Advance Practitioner in Bovine Reproduction.

    Tonia also has a secret love of goats and is Leighton Buzzard’s resident goat vet.

    Outside of work, Tonia and her husband have a young daughter, Poppy, and they can often be found out and about in the woods or fields of rural Bedfordshire!

  • Alex Rowley


  • Alex Rowley | BVSc MRCVS

    Alex joined Westpoint in March 2017. She studied Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool, graduating in 2012. Having grown up in Bedfordshire she took her first job at a mixed practice in Bedford. After a short spell, Alex moved to Shropshire to pursue a career working solely with large animals. Here she gained much experience working with dairies, beef farms and more seasonally, sheep farms. Alex moved to Buckinghamshire to be closer to her family and was very pleased to find she could continue working with farm animals using the knowledge she had gained in Shropshire. Alex is covering the role of Practice Principal of Leighton Buzzard whilst Tonia is on maternity leave.

    Alex is passionate about infectious disease control. She also enjoys fertility, surgery and finds rotten calvings strangely satisfying! When she is not at work she enjoys gardening, walking her dog and spending quality time with her husband and two daughters.

  • James Barker

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • James Barker | BVetMed MRCVS

    James grew up in Cambridgeshire and graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2018, joining the Westpoint internship programme in October of the same year. He is particularly interested in infectious disease control and lameness.

    Outside of work James enjoys climbing, reading and travelling.

  • Yves Matysiak


  • Yves Matysiak | DVM MRCVS

    Yves graduated in Belgium in January 2019 and worked in France at a mixed practice until joining Westpoint Farm Vets in December 2019. Yves enjoys all aspects of being a farm vet but likes the investigation side of seeing sick animals.

    Outside of work Yves likes to ski, cook and hike.

  • Connor Sheedy BVSc MRCVS

    Connor Sheedy


  • Connor Sheedy | BVSc MRCVS

    Connor graduated from the University Of Bristol in 2013. Although from London, he has family who are beef and sheep farmers in the West of Ireland where he frequently spent his summer holidays as a child, and so gained an appetite for the farming life at a young age. Connor enjoys all aspects of farm veterinary work and joined Westpoint in 2013 as one of our new graduates. He is interested in bovine fertility and infectious disease.

    Outside of work Connor enjoys watching and partaking in sport, especially mixed martial arts.


Support Staff

  • Rebecca Brown

    Administration Assistant

  • Catherine Watson

    Office Administrator