Farm Animal Department

Our goal is to optimise animal health for improved farm profitability and job satisfaction

Our goal at Cambridge Vets is to assist our clients to maximise profit through optimal animal health.
For both commercial farms and lifestyle blocks we can help with health plans, routine jobs and emergencies.
We offer value through our experienced team with extensive knowledge in all areas of production animal medicine.

The dedicated Farm Animal team consists of five production animal vets.
We utilize up-to-date information, technology and equipment for the care of your animals and herds.

 

 

In Septembers Vet Advisor:

  • Mating Seminar
  • Ag Day
  • Mycoplasma Bovis update
  • Welcome Kate!

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WIN a Weber Baby Q BBQ πŸ˜β€ΌοΈ

Simply buy Prolaject B12 and go in the draw!
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WIN a Weber Baby Q BBQ πŸ˜β€ΌοΈ

Simply buy Prolaject B12 and go in the draw!

Cambridge VetsSometimes it can be very hectic here in the clinic, as we keep up with tending to our patients. Its the little moments that keep the nurses going. Head nurse Emma takes a moment to enjoy the simple task of feeding a lamb! πŸ₯°πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ ... See MoreSee Less

We can order a simple BMT test for antimicrobial resistance in mastitis bacteria. Not only is it useful information for management and good custodianship, it also meets Fonterra's Animal Health requirements ... See MoreSee Less

We can order a simple BMT test for antimicrobial resistance in mastitis bacteria. Not only is it useful information for management and good custodianship, it also meets Fonterras Animal Health requirements

All creatures great and small receive the best of care. Here’s a feel-good success story for your Friday. πŸ₯°πŸ‘

Nurse Megan has a flock of sheep and on her way to work yesterday, after a night of terrible weather, spotted a newly born lamb flat and cold in the paddock. She scooped him up, hoping he would still be alive when she got to the clinic. Dr Pete checked him over and said he was so cold the thermometer was not registering a temperature, he was barely breathing and had a very weak and thready heartbeat. As it is very important to give cold lambs energy before beginning to warm them up, an intra-peritoneal injection of warm dextrose was administered. The warming process was then started with blankets, socks and heat pads and lots of TLC from all the besotted vet nurses. After an hour or so he was improving and conscious enough to have a swallow reflex, so we tubed him and gave him 90ml of warm milk. 🍼

With continued warming and more fluids given under the skin, his heart beat and demeanour improved so by late afternoon and after another temperature check from Dr Julie, it was clear that he was turning the corner and he was able to go home. Once at home, his mum Autumn, a still very friendly, ex pet lamb, was milked and the lamb was again tube fed and with a belly full, was tucked up warm and quiet for the night. This morning with the sun shining a happy picture has emerged. Back with his mum and feeding happily with his twin, this little ram lamb has beaten the odds. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°
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All creatures great and small receive the best of care.  Here’s a feel-good success story for your Friday. πŸ₯°πŸ‘

Nurse Megan has a flock of sheep and on her way to work yesterday, after a night of terrible weather, spotted a newly born lamb flat and cold in the paddock.  She scooped him up, hoping he would still be alive when she got to the clinic.  Dr Pete checked him over and said he was so cold the thermometer was not registering a temperature, he was barely breathing and had a very weak and thready heartbeat.  As it is very important to give cold lambs energy before beginning to warm them up, an intra-peritoneal injection of warm dextrose was administered.  The warming process was then started with blankets, socks and heat pads and lots of TLC from all the besotted vet nurses. After an hour or so he was improving and conscious enough to have a swallow reflex, so we tubed him and gave him 90ml of warm milk. 🍼 

With continued warming and more fluids given under the skin, his heart beat and demeanour improved so by late afternoon and after another temperature check from Dr Julie, it was clear that he was turning the corner and he was able to go home.  Once at home, his mum Autumn, a still very friendly, ex pet lamb, was milked and the lamb was again tube fed and with a belly full, was tucked up warm and quiet for the night. This morning with the sun shining a happy picture has emerged.  Back with his mum and feeding happily with his twin,  this little ram lamb has beaten the odds. πŸ‘πŸŽ‰πŸ₯°Image attachment

Spring Seminar
1st July!
Calvings, Metabolics,
Calf Health and Mastitis
Free for members, just phone us to book a place 078277099
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FARM SERVICES

Farm Services

Farm Animal Information

Alpacas

Cattle

Sheep/Goats

Lifestyle Blocks

Deer

Chickens

5 Experienced Farm Animal Veterinarians

 

24/7 emergency care

 

Excellent Knowledge of Farm Animals

 

Meet Our Farm Vets

Bill Hancock

Bill Hancock

 
Chris Crickett

Chris Crickett

 
Peter Briston

Peter Briston

 
Cecilia van Velsen

Cecilia van Velsen

 
Julie Hetherington

Julie Hetherington

 
Kelvin Scown

Kelvin Scown

Product Manager