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Our dedicated farm animal vets are on hand to help

We are a modern, well equipped and highly experienced Veterinary Practice with a long history of looking after the livestock of North Devon and Exmoor’s farming community.

The majority of our work is livestock related and we pride ourselves on being a part of the farming community and understanding the issues that face it. As such we offer a professional, friendly and competitively priced service with an emphasis on preventative care. We cover a wide geographical area.

Dairy Health Scheme

‚ÄčThe scheme is centred on monthly health reporting on the basis of a monthly clinic sessions which are intended not only to be a PD session but also an opportunity to see problem cows, carry out on-going monitoring of herd problems and a chance to discuss any issues you may have with us with a regular vet allowing you to build up a strong working relationship with the veterinary team here at Market Vets.

In addition to this there are many other services we can provide for you should you wish, including:

  • 6 monthly locomotion scoring
  • Quarterly consultancy visits assessing fresh cow performance and production with your nutritionist/advisor if wished
  • Key performance indicator reviews and anonymous benchmarking against other herds within the scheme
  • Discounted herd health plan for farm assurance
  • Mastitis Service
  • We offer a full mastitis service including detailed analysis of SCC and milk records using Interherd and Herd Companion, mastitis sample cultures and bulk milk analysis through approved laboratories and Bactoscan break down investigation.
  • On farm mastitis visits, including parlour auditing and consultancy to suit your needs.

Farmer Meetings
Keeping our clients informed of the latest developments in animal health is important. It helps them to understand current best practice and helps us by instigating discussions on how we can best implement it. We hold regular and free farmer meetings and workshops on the upper floor of our surgery at Market Veterinary Centre. This area has been designed to provide seminar facilities.

Interherd Bureau
We provide a free Interherd Bureau Service to all farmers who request it. From this we produce herd health reviews on a regular basis to monitor herd productivity. This includes fertility, nutrition and cell counts. This service is constantly being developed and improved to provide a dynamic monitoring tool to help improve farmers’ margins in terms of milk per cow year.

Fertility Work
Our use of modern ultrasound scanners enables us to assess reproductive status very accurately. 

Nutritional Advice
We recognise the important role that animal nutrition plays in production and health. As such we work either with nutritional advisers or independently to make sure our clients’ herds are receiving the right nutrition for the demands made on them. We have nutritional software - such as RUMNUT - available to help formulate and check rations.

AI Training
We provide independent DEFRA approved AI training. This takes the form of a four day course on a practice farm and is aimed at those of our clients who need to obtain an AI license. We also offer AI refresher courses. Please contact us for more details on 01769 575290.

Practice information

Barnstaple

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8.30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

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01271 344 262
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Riverview Commercial Centre Riverside Road Pottington Barnstaple Devon EX31 1QN
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South Molton

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  • Mon
    8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri
    8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Sat
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Sun
    Closed

Emergency Details

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01271 344 262
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Find us here:

The Surgery Southley Road South Molton Devon EX36 4BL
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Please call this number for emergencies:

01271 344 262