Academy Vet Centre
Academy Vet Centre

Large Animal Services





An exciting new service to maximise the genetic potential of your herd. 

By 31st october 2018 all farms supplying purchaser members (Lactalis, First Milk, Arla, Yew Tree) will require a written John's plan.  Our team of BCVA Accredited Johne's advisers will be able to assist you to fulfill these requirements.  

Rumen Health Visits


A new service available to progressive dairy farm clients.  For more information view our interactive brochure or conatct the surgery and ask to speak to Ian McDonald 


A full range of traditional clinical and emergency services for farm animals.

Our team of 10 vets provide an excellent 24 hours emergency service.  We have two vets on call 24 hours a day to ensure a rapid response to emergencies.

Routine fertility visits with ultrasound scanning

We have several mobile ultrasound scanners for accurate pregnancy diagnosis and fertility work.  We can not only diagnose pregnancy, but also offer a wide range of modern fertility treatments and synchrnoisation programmes to get your cows back in calf quickly.  We offer thorough investigation of any herd fertility problems.

Comprehensive herd health planning


Herd health planning to conform to Red Tractor standards and consultancy to improve your on-farm disease control and productivity.


We use My Healthy Herd an online tool that allows cattle farmers and vets to work together in the implementation of successful herd health management programs promoting better health and improved profitability




Training workshops on farm and "farmer's meetings"


Regular training and education offered to keep you up-to-date with current issues and to promote good disease managment.

Laboratory Services


In-house facilities for quick diagnosis of scour causing organisms, colostrum quality and blood diagnostics for downer cows.

Bull/Tup Fertility Testing


We have experienced vets who can offer accurate fertility testing of bulls or tups.  Though true infertility is rare, more than 1 in 5 bulls in the UK are sub-fertile.  Sub-fertile bulls and tups drain profits by extending calving/lambing periods and increasing non-pregnant culls.  We have electro-ejaculator equipment which is a quick, safe method of collecting semen.  A heated microscope allow rapid on farm feedback with further examination at our in house lab allowing results within 24 hours.


We have two vets fully trained to deliver the AHDB mastitis control plan (MCP).  The AHDB MCP is a proven, structured, evidence-based, nationwide approach to mastitis prevention and control in dairy cattle.  So be it an increase in clinical cases, somatic cell count or simply a case of 'fine tuning' your mastitis control we can help you reduce the impact of this costly disease.  For further information please click here, or speak to Alistair McClelland or Rebecca McDonald.



Mobile Foot Trimming Crush


This allows us to safely work with bull's feet, with the animal restrained in a lying-down position for maximum comfort for both the vet and your livestock.

Farm Drugs Available Daily

All veterinary medicines are available during normal surgery opening hours and by prior arrangement outwith these times.  We recieve daily deliveries to ensure we have sufficient stock to meet your needs.  By prior arrangement and when we are in your area drugs can be delivered FREE to your door.



We have two in house Mobility Mentors that offer the AHDB dairy Healthy Feet Programme (DHFP).  The DHFP aims to help dairy farmers reduce the number of lame cows on their farms by identifying and applying the right management techniques.  One part of this is mobility scoring which is being requested by milk producers as part of health planning and may soon become compulsory.  Please contact Alistair McClelland or Ian McDonald for further information


Academy Vet Centre


6 Academy Street



Tel.: 01776 703131



Or use our contact form.

24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE:     01776 703131

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