St Columb

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

    01637 889231

    Fax Number

    01637 889251


    Unit B Trevornick Business Park, Winnard's Perch, St Columb, Cornwall TR9 6DH

  • Opening Times

    Mon: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Tue: 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Wed: 08:00 AM - 04:30 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
South West Regional Newsletter | Spring 2020

Farm Team

  • Emma Holmes


  • Emma Holmes | BVM&S MRCVS

    Emma graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Edinburgh in 2001. Her Devonian roots and the pull of home brought her south, venturing across the Tamar to her first job in Bodmin. This was a mixed practice, but very quickly she realised her love was with farm work, and in particular dairy and beef cattle. Her main interests are cattle health and productivity, fertility, and young stock management. More recently she has also become increasingly interested in bull fertility. After 13 years of practice, and 11 months of maternity leave, it was time to spread her wings and she joined Westpoint Farm Vets in January 2015.

    Outside of work she spends her time entertaining her lively baby daughter and walking her increasingly geriatric collie all over the county, from beach to moor, from woods to parks. She can also be found helping out on her other half’s beef and sheep farm in Wadebridge. He farms 100 pedigree South Devon cattle and approximately 100 mainly Texel sheep. He successfully shows his cattle at the Royal Cornwall Show and other local shows every year, with his chief ‘muck shoveller’ by his side.

    If there is any more time in the day for some down time, she enjoys cycling, swimming, horse riding and Zumba. A good book is a rare luxury!

  • Joao Almeida

    VetMed MRCVS

  • Joao Almeida | VetMed MRCVS

    Originally from Coimbra, Portugal, Joao has worked as a cattle vet for the last 5 years. In 2017, after working in Sao Miguel Azores (Portugal) and Ireland, Joao decided to come to the UK to start work in Somerset. He has a particular interest in cattle nutrition, cattle genomics and herd health planning. In his free time he likes fishing and running.

  • Niamh Foley


  • Niamh Foley | DVM MRCVS

    Niamh graduated from Szent Istvan University, Budapest in 2015. She is originally from Monaghan, Ireland where her childhood was spent around cattle and horses. After graduating, she took up a predominantly farm animal position in Northern Ireland. She worked in the Westpoint Ashbourne branch for 2 years and has come to the Daventry branch to be closer to her partner.

    Niamh is particularly interested in beef cattle and enjoys obstetrical and surgical procedures (most of the time!). She is a trained TB Advisory Service Advisor to deliver on-farm visits and advice regarding bovine tuberculosis. Niamh would like BVD free status’ to be achieved in England.

    In her spare time, Niamh likes to event horses, keep fit and is a Munster rugby fan.


Support Staff

  • Nikki Stokes

    Practice Manager

  • Steph Hawkey

    TB Administrator

  • Emma Roberts


  • Phil Jones