CALL 01497 820863 Should your animal fall ill during the night or at the weekend, telephone the practice. This number is answered by a member of the team 24 hours a day. We can provide advice or arrange for one of our vets to see your animal. Bear in mind the person answering your call in the middle of the night may be at home, asleep. Please use the out-of-hours line in true emergencies only.

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Acupuncture, Farm Health Planning and more

Fri 26 November, 2010.


We now offer acupuncture as a complementary treatment for a huge variety of conditions. Kate Platt MRCVS has had great results on many patients, most frequently for arthritis. The treatment can avoid the need for conventional medicine, or be used alongside conventional therapy. Please phone and speak to Kate if you would like more information.

Farm Health Planning

Keeping your livestock healthy is essential to ensure their welfare and maintain profits. Health planning can prevent disease outbreaks happening, or help minimise the effect of diseases in your animals. We are now part of two Health Planning initiatives, run by Farming Connect in Wales and LANTRA/Advantage West Midlands in Herefordshire. Both schemes provide grants towards instigating and maintaining Health Plans. Contact the surgery if you would like to find out more

The practice is also running a series of training events over the coming months, with the support of LANTRA and Advantage West Midlands. The first of these was held in March and discussed Johnes disease in cattle. Further workshops and seminars will run through the year, so keep looking out for dates and topics. The events are open to everyone, whether they live in Herefordshire or Powys. Contact the surgery to book your place - numbers are limited so call us soon!

For information about up and coming training events, please contact us.

Anaesthesia Training

Back in in January we ran our first in house training day for all staff who care for patients before, during and after surgery. Taught by Kate White (Associate Professor of anaesthesia at the University of Nottingham vet school), this day long training session updated and improved everyones' knowledge. It was reassuring to learn that much of what we do is up to scratch, and to find out improved techniques to help keep all our patients as comfortable and safe as possible.