Dairy Team

Our dairy team have wide ranging experience of different dairy enterprises, meaning they can provide fresh insight into commercial and clinical issues on farm. They are dedicated to improving health and welfare, and can assist with disease investigation, optimising productivity and delivering training to stockpersons.

Email us to find out how we can help your herd consultancy@westpointfarmvets.co.uk

Jack Balkham BSc (Hons) BVSc MRCVS

Jack Balkham

Based in: Sevenoaks

Jack has been with Westpoint for 6 years and his main areas of interest are bovine fertility and infectious disease. He is currently working towards a diploma of bovine reproduction with the University of Liverpool. He enjoys playing an active role in improving herd health and farm efficiency, particularly with commercial dairy farms. He is a member of the fertility special interest group for VetPartners and carries out a significant amount of fertility testing of both bulls and rams.

Kathy Hume BVM BVS MRCVS

Kathy Hume

Based in: Ashford

Emily Ozols

Based in: Sevenoaks

Emily has 7 years clinical experience in dairy herd health, with a keen interest in nutrition and production medicine. Emily has further training in nutritional management, including youngstock nutrition, feeding assessment and analysis and dairy finances.

Mia Ellis

Based in: Chelmsford

Mia has been working for two years with specific focus on providing an holistic service to dairy clients. She has experience in instigating scoring systems for both adults and youngstock and providing accessible reports with realistic actions to improve herd health and productivity.