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New VetTech service to cut hassle and drive farm animal health

09 June 2020

Willows Vet Group have launched a VetTech service to support with essential tasks to improve animal health, welfare and productivity on-farm.

Matt Haslam, farm director at the Willows Vet Group, explains that the VetTech team are working closely with farmers and their routine vet to undertake some of the little tasks that are often forgotten on farm, and also gather information to help build a wider picture of the health of the farm.

“I’ve seen VetTech services make a really valuable difference on farm. Undertaking the tasks that often get delayed or forgotten drives health and welfare.

“For example, our VetTechs will be scheduled in to disbud calves at the correct age, with the utmost skill and care, meaning that any negative impact on health and growth rates is minimised.”

By collecting reliable data, the VetTech team can also support the farmer and their routine vet in making management decisions on farm.

“Data collection really helps the vet and farm team build up a reliable picture of what is going on.

“This could be about colostrum administration, how the milking cows are transitioning or providing mobility scoring data.”

Matt explains that as part of VetPartners, Willows Vet Group team have been able to draw on the expertise and experience from other practices with VetTechs within the group, which has supported with the launch of the service.

“VetTechs from other practices have supported with upskilling our team, to ensure we can offer the best possible service for our farm clients,” he says.

“We’re offering a free trial of the service, to give farmers a first-hand opportunity to see how the VetTech team can support and contribute to their farm business.”



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