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FVM Services and what FVM does


Being fully staffed, we pride ourselves on our record of prompt, professional service, and this is recognised by our clients as one of our key strengths. Our team of dedicated farm vets have a wide range of expertise, skills, and backgrounds, and we are more than happy to share our collective experience with clients. Whatever the problem, we can help you solve it, and fast.

Ambulatory - Traditional Service

Diversity in farming systems and increasing local land values have further increased the importance of optimising sustainable production per hectare. This area is complex, and succeeding isn’t just about adding random supplements which can lead to increasing costs with minimal return. We can provide valuable information in this space, supporting farmers with feed budgeting advice and the right dietary ration formulations, ensuring your cows nutritional needs are tailored to your individual farm.

Nutritional Consultancy


We have extensive knowledge based on decades of local experience and research in this area, and can tailor reproductive plans specifically to meet the needs off your herd. Fast and accurate pregnancy testing in herringbone and rotary sheds with results uploaded into MINDA ensures a ‘no hassle’ seamless job. Our goal in this area is to provide local farmers with the best options which are both practical and effective.


If you have any concerns or require assistance with this serious issue, our vets are available to visit farms and sheds during milking, identify problems, and put together a plan to rectify them. Our investment around mastitis includes having vets specifically trained to ’Gradebust’ or identify and advise on mastitis and milk quality issues, an on-site laboratory to analyse milk samples, and a portable DeLaval Somatic Cell Count machine.


Lameness is one of the most expensive and significant animal health issues. We can provide fast effective treatment, staff training on trimming, and quickly identify problem areas that lead to lameness.

Staff Training

As farms get bigger and more reliance is placed on less experienced staff to get the job done, training has become increasingly important. FVM provides both formal ‘classroom’ type modules such as Spring First Aid and Reproduction Management programs, as well as more informal on-farm training at a client’s request. We can tailor to suit your specific farming system or any problem areas unique to your farm.

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FVM services
FVM services

Dedicated Animal Health Retail and Advice

Have confidence in our dedicated animal health retail area, and our philosophy of stocking and recommending products with sound research backed label claims. Our vets and support staff are well trained to give straightforward, practical advice. Our aim is to provide the best solution for your individual needs, as well as value for money.

Spore Counting

During the Facial Eczema season grass samples are brought into FVM by local farmers for testing. Each week an email bulletin is sent to clients with a list of counts for the week, along with district levels. Any client who would like to be included please contact the clinic on 07 888 8197 with your email address.

Animal Health Alerts

Our clients are updated regularly on any significant local animal health issues via email bulletin. Examples include spore count alerts during the Facial Eczema season, as well as risks such as nitrate poisoning and bloat.

Other Farm Species

Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the number of commercial dairy goat and dairy sheep farms in our area. We currently provide routine and emergency care to a number of these farms, and have vets that are particularly interested, and have knowledge in these areas.

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