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Vet Tech services

Oakhill Farm Vet’s team of Veterinary Technicians provide a comprehensive range of professional livestock services to farms across Lancashire.

Professional Vet Tech services for your farm business

We are aware that farmers like you are getting busier, giving you less time to plan and organise effective health care strategies. Our Vet Tech services are designed to provide a hassle-free way to keep up with regular jobs, such as data inputting and vaccination, ensuring your herd’s health.

Our highly skilled Vet Tech team works alongside our farm vets, providing a unique team approach to preventative herd health. This cost-effective service aims to provide peace of mind and maximise farm productivity.

We have in depth experience working with dairy farmers to assist in all aspects of cattle lameness control, which is combined with all the latest equipment and training, to provide an outstanding service on farm.

Adult vaccination & management

Vaccination is a key tool when it comes to protecting your herd’s health. Our Vet Techs can administer routine vaccinations (recording data such as batch number, expiry date against ear tag numbers) and implement vaccine management plans.

Mobility scoring

Mobility scoring is a useful tool in the early detection of lame cows, meaning treatment can be delivered quickly, improving animal welfare, and maximising the chances of recovery. Scoring is undertaken regularly satisfying the scoring requirements of the major supermarket contracts and a detailed report will be left with you on farm, highlighting those cows needing attention.

Growth rate monitoring

Measuring growth rates provides a detailed report on how well your cattle are doing, so that you can quickly and easily identify problems, minimising mortality and reducing replacement costs. Heifers calving by 22-24 months can therefore become part of the milking herd sooner.


Blood and faecal sampling are important tools when it comes to diagnosis, with early diagnosis crucial in maximising chances of recovery. Total proteins and colostrum management can be monitored, as well as calf scour investigations.

Calf Club

Calf Club

The Vet Tech Calf Club is an effective way of covering all the basics when it comes to calf health and regular monitoring. Sign up today for:

  • Welcome Pack
  • MSD calf health checklist, including housing assessment
  • 1-hour FREE vet consultation with calf health feedback
  • 2 youngstock meetings/CPD a year
  • Weigh all calves aged 1-2 wks & 6-8 wks
  • Data analysis and reporting
  • FREE calf vaccine management
  • Mortality incidence recording
  • Discount on disbudding
  • Benchmarking against other farms
  • Blood sampling to test total proteins and colostrum management