Learn more on 'responsible use' of medicines
posted on Wednesday 30th October 2019
In November, we will be holding another meeting on the subject of medicine usage and 'responsible use'.
The meeting will be held at The Quorn Lodge Hotel in Melton Mowbray from 7:00pm on Wednesday 6 November.
The cost is £20+VAT per person and includes refreshments. If you would like to attend, please contact the Melton Farm Office on 01664 567481 for more details, and to book your place.
New Faecal Egg Count (FEC) service
posted on Saturday 24th August 2019
We have now launched an in-house Faecal Egg Count (FEC) service: the cost of egg-counting and interpretation is £15+VAT.
For more information call us on 01664 567481, email us on FEC@rutlandvets.co.uk or simply pop into one of our branches - at Uppingham, Melton or Harborough - where you can also pick up a free sample pack.
Events for smallholders
posted on Monday 20th May 2019
We have two forthcoming evenings for our Smallholders Club: On Wednesday 17th July, we will be holding an evening meeting on the topic of Calf Pneumonia: which animals are at risk, and what can be done to protect them. Zoetis is kindly sponsoring the meeting. Then on Wednesday 18th September, Zoetis is again sponsoring an evening meeting on ‘Tightening the lambing period’ which will include discussions on synchronisation of breeding and worming programmes.
These meetings also always provide the opportunity for you to discuss with our vets, any concerns you may have on aspects of animal health or management. If you are interested in joining the Smallholders Club and attending any of these events, please contact the Melton Branch on 01664 567481 for more information.
Great turnout to our lambing meetings
posted on Wednesday 9th January 2019
We had a brilliant turnout at both our Market Harborough and Melton Branch lambing meetings, which were supported by MSD. Each evening involved a lambing presentation from our vet Rebecca Davenport and practical demonstrations with the lambing simulator and skills useful at lambing time. (Pictured here is Chris Watton with the lambing simulator.)
MSD Veterinary Advisor Kat Baxter provided an informative session on preventing abortions in flocks. It was a great opportunity to catch up with clients prior to lambing and answer any queries or questions.
Training course will aid compliance with Red Tractor legislation
posted on Thursday 20th December 2018
We are holding a training course to facilitate compliance with the rules of the Red Tractor Farm Assurance scheme. The course - called Mastering Medicines - is designed to increase attendees' knowledge of safety and good practice, as well as outlining the legislative requirements for on-farm medicines use.
The course will be run in the evening at three different locations and dates, all starting at 7pm, as follows:
Wednesday 9th January at Langton Garden Centre, Market Harborough
Wednesday 23rd January at The Quorn Lodge, Melton Mowbray
Wednesday 6th February at The Falcon, Uppingham
Those attending the course will receive a certificate of compliance which satisfies the requirements outlined by Red Tractor. The cost of the course is £10+VAT per person. To book a place, please call 01664 567481 or email Robyn Oram on email@example.com.
Sheep lameness meeting for Smallholders’ Club
posted on Thursday 14th June 2018
Our Smallholders Club met at the end of May to discuss the topic of lameness in sheep. Kat Baxter, a Veterinary Adviser from MSD, along with our vet Rebecca Davenport, provided a very informative evening with a presentation on the different causes of lameness, how best to treat it, and ways in which lameness can be reduced in the flock.
We also had a few sheep to examine, and demonstrations on basic handling techniques were given.
The evening was kindly hosted by the McCourt Family, who provided a delicious BBQ and fantastic venue for the evening. Thank you very much to all those involved in the organising and we do hope members enjoyed the evening. If you are interested in joining the Smallholders Club, please contact the Melton Branch on 01664 567481.
Experienced TB Tester required
posted on Wednesday 13th June 2018Experienced TB Tester required for our busy East Midlands practice
We are an independent mixed practice with a good mix of both dairy and beef clients. We are seeking an experienced TB Tester to join our friendly team.
Our stable team of 22 vets across all departments are very down-to-earth and willing to share their wealth of expertise to make you feel a valued member of the team.
We can offer you: a competitive salary, a generous CPD allowance, staff discount, a bonus scheme, and pension scheme. A company vehicle can also be provided if required.
Interested? Please call Henry Dove for an informal chat on 07825 621733 or send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A good time had at 'End of Spring' party!
posted on Tuesday 24th April 2018
On the 11th May we held our End of Spring Party at The Salers Barn, Barsby by kind permission of the Featherstone Family.
We had hog and lamb roasts and were entertained by a live band. This gave us a great opportunity to meet clients, old and new.
A great time was had by all......some more than others!!! We are already looking forward to the next one!
A great turnout to our lambing workshops!
posted on Thursday 1st March 2018
At the end of January, we held two lambing meetings - one at the Melton branch and one at Market Harborough.
Over 75 clients from across our branches attended the evening sessions and we hope it was beneficial to all of those who came.
The evening comprised of a presentation discussing key areas to focus upon in the run-up to lambing, lambing time itself, and essential post-lambing care. Afterwards, we gave a recap on various practical techniques, as well as discussing key equipment to have in your lambing box.
We all enjoyed catching up with many clients and wish everyone a successful lambing season.
If you have any concerns during the lambing period please contact the Melton Branch on 01664 567481 to discuss any queries with one of our vets.
Basic Veterinary Emergency Training Day - CANCELLED
posted on Friday 23rd February 2018
We will be holding a training day on how to deal with a range of emergencies and common veterinary procedures.
Topics include emergency situations like Downer cows, bloat, difficult calvings and prolapses. We will also show you how to correctly and safely carry out IV neck injections, take blood samples, pass stomach tubes, and where and how to place a Red Devil for bloat.
This training day due to take place on Tuesday 6th March, has unfortunately had to be cancelled due to the weather conditions.