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Wigton


Westpoint Wigton is a modern, dedicated livestock veterinary practice providing a comprehensive range of health-orientated services to farms in and around the North West Cumbria 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

  • Contact Number

    01697 325888

    Address

    Hetherington House, Station Road, Wigton, Cumbria CA7 9BA

  • 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
North Regional Newsletter | Summer 2017

Vets

  • Mike Christian

    BVM&S MRCVS

  • Mike Christian | BVM&S MRCVS

    Mike has lived and worked in Cumbria for many years, and has a wealth of Cumbrian farming experience having been a partner at a practice in Wigton
    for several years. He led one of the Carlisle Defra teams during FMD 2001, and was involved in disputing within Defra for a better government response.
    After FMD and restocking he resigned from the partnership and spent time developing diagnostic tests for the cattle industry.

    Mike then headed back in to farm animal practice doing locums and working in Longtown. He has given webinars, seminars and farm walks for vets, students and farmers on a wide range of subjects including transition cow management, coccidiosis, mastitis and production medicine. He helped write and lead the 2014 BCVA/Sheep Vet Society fluke roadshow and is one of the driving forces behind the Total Dairy Expo. This farmers’ seminar takes place each spring in conjunction with the Dairy Expo at H&H.

    When not working amongst the Cumbrian cattle and sheep, Mike likes to be out on the Cumbrian fells, walking or cycling.



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  • Campbell Low

    BVMS MRCVS

  • Campbell Low | BVMS MRCVS

    Growing up in Lochaber, in the Highlands of Scotland, Campbell travelled south to study at Glasgow University, graduating in 1996. After 5 years working in a busy city practice in Manchester where there was a heavy surgical caseload in both soft tissue and orthopaedics, he moved first to a production and equine practice in Aberdeenshire and then out to the Western District of Victoria, Australia.

    In a busy 5 person practice he dealt with large herds of Holstein crosses and Jerseys, and covered big distances reaching them. In the Western District, with the possibility of drought in the summer and hail storms and flooding in the winter, nutrition management was a daily consideration in herd health. It’s impact on fertility, feet and rumen health fostered a keen and active interest in all these areas. He is particularly interested in the relationship between underlying latent infectious disease as a risk factor for other more noticeable production diseases, such as mastitis, lameness and abdominal disease.

    After a long spell south of the equator Campbell, missing the mountains and liquid sunshine, moved back north to Scotland. He now looks forward to getting back out into the mountains and glens with his dog Charlie and joining a good pipe band!



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  • Victoria Ingham BSc Hons BVMS MRCVS

    Victoria Hudson

    BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

  • Victoria Hudson | BSc (Hons) BVM&S MRCVS

    Victoria qualified from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in July 2014 and joined us as a veterinary Intern in August 2014.

    Prior to undertaking her veterinary medicine studies she completed a Bioveterinary Science degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London and published her own research into BSE, Scrapie and Alzheimer’s disease.

    Originally from a suckler beef, sheep and arable farm in Yorkshire, Victoria has spent many a happy hour attending markets, tractor driving and looking after stock. Her veterinary interests include infectious diseases, surgery and mobility.

    In her spare time Victoria enjoys horse riding, clay pigeon shooting, floristry and cattle stewarding at the Great Yorkshire Show.



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  • Jasmine Smith

    BVSc MRCVS

  • Jasmine Smith | BVSc MRCVS

    Jasmine graduated from the University of Liverpool in July 2015 and worked in mixed practice in Lancashire before joining Westpoint in January 2016.
    During university she developed a keen interest in farm animal veterinary science and regularly spent time working on the university dairy farm. She was awarded the Moredun Foundation Prize on graduating.

    Jasmine has a particular interest in infectious disease and herd health but pretty much loves all things cow. Outside of work she spends most of her time walking, horse riding, cooking and eating!



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Support Staff

  • Sharron Kirby

    Office Administrator