The skills and experience we have at The Meopham Veterinary Surgery are extensive and you can be assured of a professional and caring service from the moment you need us.
Our large animal veterinary surgeons are happy to attend both the larger flock or herd or individual pet or smallholder's animals. They will arrive in a fully stocked Landrover 4x4 to ensure they can reach their patient even in the most difficult terrain or conditions.
Vaccinations & Health Schemes
Vaccinations and health care schemes can be tailored for individual animals, small groups, or the large flock or herd. Vaccinations are available for supply to our registered clients, allowing them to complete their own disease control programs under our guidance.
Emphasis is placed on preventative health care and developing suitable disease control and productivity improvement programmes. For individual or group health issues the large animal veterinary team is experienced to rapidly diagnose and treat problems that may arise.
We are happy to visit farm and small holdings to carry out both manual and ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis. This can be arranged for a single animal or whole herd.
Foot trimming can be organised for both groups of animals and individuals. Cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and llamas are all routinely treated.
The surgery offers a wide range of surgical expertise including;
Caesarean Sections (Bovine/Ovine)
Dehorning and disbudding
Mobile X-ray facilities allow us to visit farms and small holdings to take x-rays where the need arises. Examples of previous X-rays include;
Dairy cows foot to confirm and treat a broken digit
Llama’s stifle (knee) to diagnose then treat upward fixation of the patella (locking knee)
Goats foot to confirm and treat a broken Navicular bone within the hoof
The practice has a special interest in ophthalmology. Mr Hobbs has an RCVS certificate in veterinary ophthalmology. He would be happy to see any medical or surgical eye problems in farm animals. The practice also accepts second opinions for clients or referrals from veterinary colleagues.
A modern laboratory with external quality control allows for rapid reporting of results. Examples of the laboratory services include:
Blood tests for haematology and biochemistry
Faecal testing for bacteria and parasites
Irology for respiratory and other pathogens
Skin examination for mites and ringworm45
Euthanasia can be for commercial or humane reasons. It can also be for loved small holding or pet farm animals. What ever the circumstance the large animal veterinary surgeons will provide an efficient, sensitive and caring approach to your personal needs.
Microchipping is available for farm animals as well as domestic pets. An excellent deterrent to the would be thief and the best way of proving ownership should theft of a valuable animal occur.
We offer an emergency service to our registered large animal clients. This is operated 24hours a day, 365 days a year by our large animal veterinary surgeons based at The Meopham Veterinary Surgery. In an emergency contact 01474 815333. Please go to our Emergency page for more information.