Farm animal welcome

For an index of Farm animal information, click here.

In the Biggar and Peebles areas, the majority of our farm work is devoted to beef cattle and sheep. There are some dairy farms, both cattle and sheep, and a healthy population of smallholders who keep us on our toes with their fowl, goats and camelids.

Routine work involves:

Herd & flock health planning, including disease blood testing and analysis

Fertility testing, especially tup/bull semen testing, and vasectomy

Pregnancy diagnosis (PD)

Dehorning and castration

Worm and fluke prevention

Foot care

Emergency work is mostly carried out on-farm, although facilities exist at both branches to receive and treat smaller animals, e.g. calves and ewes:

Calvings, lambings and other obstetric procedures


‘Down cows’

Fractures and lacerations

We are also available 24 hours/7 days a week for emergency care. We do NOT outsource our out-of-hours service - you will see a vet you know.

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