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!

  • Kaisa Velstrom


  • Kaisa Velstrom | BVM&S MRCVS

    Kaisa graduated from the Estonian University of Life Sciences in 2013. During her time there she also studied Conservation Medicine at Vetmed Vienna.

    After graduation Kaisa worked for Vetpoint in Estonia dealing with heard health planning, fertility and youngstock before joining Westpoint. She has particular interest in fertility, youngstock, herd health planning and goat medicine.

    In her spare time Kaisa enjoys running, swimming, walking, pilates, reading and watching films.

  • Kurt Arden

    BVM BVS BVMedSci(Hons) CertHealthSci MRCVS

  • Kurt Arden | BVM BVS BVMedSci(Hons) CertHealthSci MRCVS

    Kurt is originally from Looe and graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2016 and immediately went to work in New Zealand for the Ministry for Primary Industries. Since returning to the UK he has taught Veterinary Public Health at the University of Liverpool’s vet school before moving back home to Cornwall. He is currently completing a Residency programme with the European College of Veterinary Public Health in Food Safety and a master’s degree with the University of Edinburgh in Conservation medicine.

    Outside of work Kurt is an avid surfer.

  • Charlotte Hockings

    BVetMed MRCVS

  • Charlotte Hockings | BVetMed MRCVS

    Charlie graduated from the RVC in 2018 and joined the internship program. She enjoys all aspects of farm practice but is especially interested in infectious diseases and herd health planning. She has a small flock of Greyface Dartmoor sheep back on her partner’s farm in Hampshire which she’s hoping to show in the not too distant future and was excited to see a Dartmoor class at the Royal Cornwall Show.

    Outside of work Charlie enjoys playing rugby, walking and hopes to take up paddle boarding.

  • 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.


Support Staff

  • Nikki Stokes

    Practice Manager

  • Steph Hawkey

    TB Administrator

  • Emma Roberts


  • Phil Jones