• Farm and Livestock Services

    Greenside Veterinary Practice

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Farm and Livestock Services

Dedicated farm and livestock veterinary services from Greenside Vets

We have a long history of serving the farming community in the Scottish Borders and have built many valued relationships based on trust, expertise and customer care.

Our aim is to provide a prompt and effective service for all of our farm clients from small holders through to large-scale farm enterprises.

We offer a comprehensive range of services to allow us to support our clients in maximising productivity on their farms.

  • Emergency 24-hour call-out by our own experienced vets.
  • Routine ultrasound and manual pregnancy testing in cattle at competitive rates.
  • Health planning (herd and flock).
  • Investigation, treatment and disease control on an individual or flock and herd basis.
  • Hospitalisation facilities available for minor surgical procedures eg; sheep caesareans, IV fluid therapy, hernia repair and tup vasectomies.
  • Fertility assessments of bulls and tups using electro-ejaculation techniques.
  • Animal export and certification.
  • Routine dehorning and castration.

Comprehensive farm and livestock services

Telephone advice is freely given and our vets will happily discuss individual cases or disease control and eradication schemes. All aspects of herd and flock planning can be covered, particularly cost effective and appropriate use of anthelmintics and vaccines.

With easy access to our large animal unit, clients wishing to save the expense of a visit fee may bring sheep, tups or younger calves to our premises for examination or minor surgical procedures.

Our vets make extensive use of the facilities and expertise at SRUC Veterinary Investigation Centre in St Boswells, situated two minutes drive from the practice. This allows rapid diagnoses allowing farmers to manage their stock appropriately. The practice also hosts beef and sheep discussion groups to ensure that our clients are kept up to date with the latest veterinary thinking.

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Greenside Flock Health Club

Greenside Vets have introduced a scheme to help support and improve the productivity and profitability of sheep farms in our area.

Preventative health planning strategies should be tailored to individual farms so that they can maximise their strengths and identify areas where improvements can be made.

We offer a programme which includes:

  • Annual personalised health plan, with flock benchmarking analysis
  • 4 faecal worm egg counts
  • One free visit with 60 minutes of farm advisory time to concentrate on an area of flock health of your choice, e.g. lameness, lamb growth rates, nutrition
  • worth in excess of £300 annually

PLUS

  • 10% off semen testing
  • 10% off blood testing
  • 3-4 annual discussion group meetings

The cost will be only £20 per month.

If you are interested in signing up for the plan, please complete the following questions below.