Smallholders


Our Service

At Drove Farm Vets we know that it is becoming increasingly popular to have a small holding of various animals, from pet pigs, a small pedigree flock of sheep, to a handful of alpacas and llamas. We are proud to be able to offer a service with small holders exclusively in mind. Our visits are tailored to you and will aim to offer a service which is appropriate to your circumstances.

We are experienced in dealing with many species and are happy to help in any situation. Our farm vets can offer advice as well as being able to visit your animals at any time of the day or night, as we offer a 24 hours a day 365 days a year service. In addition to the emergency work, we try to promote preventative medicine and offer in house worm egg counts, vaccination programs and training courses.

The number of camelids in the UK is increasing, not only as pets but also to farm for their high quality fibre fleece. Members of our proactive farm vet team have attended further education courses in Camelid Medicine to expand their knowledge in order to continue to provide the excellent veterinary care that you expect.

At Drove Farm Vets, our veterinary surgeons can offer advice about worming, preventative medicine, castration and other husbandry queries, as well as our emergency service for sick or injured animals which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

At Drove Farm Vets we realise that small holdings often require a different service to large commercial enterprises.

Our vet team are able to tailor our service to your farm, whether that is visiting an individual animal or discussing preventative health and management issues.

Lambing courses and other workshops can provide you with advice and practical skills for you put in to practice.

Drove Farm Vets can provide advice about worming, preventative medicine, disbudding and other husbandry queries, as well as our emergency service for sick or injured animals which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

In recent years there has been a dramatic rise in the number of pigs being kept as pets or on small holdings. At Drove Farm Vets we know that the treatment you expect for your backyard pigs is different to that which might be expected by a large intensive pig unit. Our veterinary surgeons aim to provide a service which is specific to your requirements. We will be able to advise you on all areas of management and pig health and are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

2019 saw the launch of Drove Farm Vets Smallholder Club offering a variety of services, tailored to your specific needs. Our members see many benefits to their annual subscription including a free pre-planned visit, herd health plan, worming advice, and a place on one of the smallholder workshops.

Regular meetings encourage discussion with fellow smallholders plus the option to split larger packs of wormer and vaccinations.

If you would like to find out more about Drove Smallholders Club then please call the Farm Office on 01793 501499


At Drove Farm Vets we often find that a handful of pedigree or re-homed chickens can be a common addition to many homes. Our farm vets have experience in dealing with many species of backyard birds, including chickens, ducks and geese.

Whether you want advice on worming or need a visit for a sick bird, Drove Farm Vets are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Birds can also be brought in to the practice to be seen.

Drove Farm Vets can discuss mortality problems and give advice on the most appropriate samples for investigation. Site visits, for prescriptions and management advice, can be booked through the Farm Office.