We believe that knowledge is the key to a successful livestock enterprise. From our renowned new graduate programme through to further academic qualifications, the professional development of all our vets is paramount. Many of our vets have undertaken further study in the fields of mastitis, reproduction, cattle mobility and youngstock management.
Our teams contribute at the highest level of VetPartners farm management, with direct input to the clinical board. This keeps us current in the application of new medicines and technology and abreast of the latest innovations in the prevention and management of production diseases. We have a continual drive to monitor and improve standards of care and we use this to directly benefit our clients’ businesses in conjunction with our technical teams.
We understand the requirements and nuances of various farm assurance schemes that our clients may be part of, and are on hand to support and advise.
Technician services/on farm services
Preventative healthcare is better for animal welfare, and more time and cost-effective for you too.
We have a dedicated mobile team of technicians including vet techs and approved tuberculin testers (ATTs) that you can trust to carry out a wide range of technical tasks proven to help keep animals as healthy, mobile and productive as possible.
The work can be carried out on an ad hoc basis, or as part of an ongoing animal health maintenance plan tailor-made to individual farms.
Our vet techs are a valuable extension of the veterinary team, able to complete various technical husbandry tasks to take time pressure off you and your stockpersons, and are able to assist with:
Our highly trained team are able to assist with:
To aid in the identification of cattle.
Inserting various intraruminal mineral boluses depending on your herd’s risk profile.
Inserting intraruminal magnets to help reduce hardware disease.
Small ruminant and camelid foot care
Assessment of foot shape and trimming if necessary.
Improving the cleanliness of the cow and parlour hygiene.
Parasite control service
Including faecal sampling, egg counting and parasite treatments if appropriate for cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, camelids and poultry.
Body Condition scoring
Keeping a routine check on the flock or herd condition to influence nutritional decisions.
Chemical free fly protection
Assessment of your site requirements and laying down of ‘friendly’ parasitic wasps that prey on nuisance flies, protecting your livestock from the threat of flystrike.
To assess growth rates in youngstock as part of an overall calf health assessment.
Young stock inspections
Including calf scoring and housing assessments.
Small ruminant scanning
Allowing farmers and smallholders alike to make informed decisions and be prepared for lambing and kidding.
General environmental and housing assessment
To help identify potential areas for improvement in housing to improve health, welfare and reduce disease risk.
Milk parlour liner fitting
Ordering and fitting.
Cattle teat end scoring
Helping to assess the risk of clinical mastitis due to teat end damage and measure the performance of milking parlours.
Helping to analyse both individual cows and bulk milk samples to identify specific problems.