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Thank You Anthony

As many of you will already know, at the end of this month, Anthony is retiring after 28 years at Friars Moor.

Anthony has made a huge contribution to life within our practice and the local farming community. As well as being a very accomplished and respected vet,

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Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)

Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales. All bird keepers should continue to maintain good biosecurity to help prevent the outbreak or spread of diseases. More information is available at gov.uk gov.wales and gov.scot websites.

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Full Time Receptionist/Lab Assistant

Friendly and enthusiastic person sought to join our busy vet practice based at our Sturminster Newton branch. The successful candidate will work in our farm office and would need relevant experience, be confident under pressure and willing to learn new skills to cover the laboratory (full training will be given).

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Vacancy – TB tester

We are looking for a full or part-time TB tester to join our team. Full support will be provided to complete the Essential Skills and Tuberculin Testing training.

For application details or requests for further information please contact Justine Turnbull, Practice Manager.

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AHDB Block Calvers Meeting

On Thursday 5th April vets Jenny, Julian and Alice attended a local AHDB Dairy meeting on successful block calving. The meeting was hosted by the Bennett family an Julian gave an insight into how successfully they are managing their block calving.  The meeting was a great success and all of the attendees wee reminded of some key parameters to aim for to make their blocks as efficient as possible.

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Youngstock Meeting

On Tuesday 10th April we held our most recent youngstock group meeting. Gerard Finan from the farm consultancy group came to talk on grazing heifers efficiently and the importance of measuring growth rates post weaning to ensure appropriate growth and optimal service weight and size. The meeting was kindly hosted by the Spicer family at Gomershay farm,

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New Collection Point in Sherborne!

We are very pleased to announce that we have opened a new collection point for medicines and supplies at Pearce Seeds, Rosedown Farm. This will provide an improved service for our clients in and around the Sherborne area.

Medicines ordered with the team in the Sturminster office before 11am will be available for same day collection after 1pm.

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AHDB Lameness Meeting

On Tuesday 20th March vets Alice and Eleanor attended an AHDB dairy meeting held at Kingston Maurward college on lameness and hoof anatomy. Speaker Nick Bell described and demonstrated with his specimens how the anatomy of cows feet impacts on lameness and which features of cows anatomy can be altered by environmental conditions leading to lameness.

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Small Animal Vet

Small animal vet required for progressive mixed practice due to expansion and future retirements. We are proud to have recently won the award of “Best Place to Work” in the Blackmore Vale Business Awards. Our 3 site practice is situated in beautiful North Dorset with the the coast and stunning countryside walks on the doorstep.

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TB Biosecurity Farm Workshop

Everyone who came to this on Wednesday 14th March discovered all about the 5 Point TB Biosecurity Plan, how to join the CHeCs TB scheme and field tracking. They were then treated to the famous Friars Moor pasties supplied by Dikes and filled their pockets with sweets to enjoy while they applied their knowledge on a walk around the farm.

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Each time we walk through the surgery door at Friars Moor, we know that our pets are in the very best hands, and we feel that our pets deserve nothing less.
Kelly & Rich Poulter
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