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

    01485 609031

    Fax Number

    01485 609029


    2 Furze Hill Cottages, Sutton Road, Bilsby, Lincolnshire, LN13 9QS.

  • Opening Times

    Mon: 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    Tue: 08:30 AM - 01:30 PM

    Wed: 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    Thu: 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Fri: 08:30 AM - 07:30 PM

Latest Newsletter
East Regional Newsletter | Autumn 2019

Farm Team

  • Francis Sabbe


  • Francis Sabbe | DVM MRCVS

    Francis is a highly experienced farm vet with over 30 years’ experience in farm medicine. Originally from Belgium, Francis has spent many years working in such diverse place as Sydney and Adelaide in Australia, France and Zambia and latterly in the UK. Moving to Louth, Francis is looking forward to working with the farming community and becoming involved in all aspects of farming life. He will be supported by his own team of Vets, Foot trimmers and Farm technicians as well as support from Westpoint, one of the country’s leading and most respected national farm vet practices.

  • Ian Roper BVetMed MRCVS

    Ian Roper

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Ian Roper | BVetMed MRCVS

    Ian graduated in 2007 from the Royal Veterinary College. He joined Westpoint straight away, completing the internship at the Horsham practice, from where he took on a major role in calf health and rearing. He also managed to see a bit of the wider world, helping out the vets in our Southwest operations during their expansion. In 2008 Ian moved up to join the team at Chelmsford and has remained there since. On moving to Essex, Ian has developed an interest in pig herd production, and carries out a good deal of porcine work throughout Westpoint. He is currently studying for a postgraduate certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice. Ian also maintains a full role in the ruminant side, with particular interest in fertility, being the local bull and ram fertility testing vet.

    Ian became Regional Director in 2013, directly managing the veterinary teams at Chelmsford and Lavenham, and overseeing the expansion in Suffolk. His role now includes responsibility for Westpoint's entire eastern region.

    When not working, he is most likely to be found playing rugby or watching it, and regularly plays at half-back for Writtle rugby club. He and other half Laura - a local small-animal vet, have a boisterous Labrador named "Albie" who provides necessary distraction!

  • Dan Zaharia


  • Dan Zaharia | MRCVS

  • Mark Wallace


  • Mark Wallace | BVSc MRCVS

  • Maria Silvestre


  • Maria Silvestre | MRCVS


Support Staff

  • Zoe Snowden

    Office Administrator

  • Alison Watson

    Practice Administrator

  • Chris Hulbert

    Paraprofessional Services Manager

  • Joe Suggett