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Explore the wide range of services Tavistock Veterinarians can provide for you, and your farm

If you’re ready to see our expert veterinary team in Tavistock, Ontario, call Tavistock Veterinarians today at (519) 655-2421 to make an appointment now.

Production Medicine

At Tavistock Veterinarians, we take great pride in helping our producers achieve their goals. We use progressive, science-based medicine to help guide management decisions that will allow our producers to achieve their full potential. We are experienced in all areas of the dairy and are able to provide full-service veterinary care and consultation services. Listed below are some of the many services we provide:

  • Herd health
  • Disease prevention programs
  • Treatment protocol development
  • Data analysis
  • Nutrition consultation
  • Barn design services and consultation
  • Client continuing education
  • Team training
  • Account analysis

Performance Medicine for Heifer Rearing

The Performance Medicine for Heifer Rearing Program was designed exclusively for our producers based on the most up to date international research and technology. The goal of this program is to reduce disease and mortality while enhancing long term production through optimized calf rearing.

As a part of the program you receive one-on-one expert consultation, benchmark reporting, on-farm analysis, and access to a variety of tools and monitoring solutions.

The Performance Medicine for Heifer Rearing Program focuses on colostrum, nutrition, and general sanitation to evaluate and maintain calf health and optimal growth.  It is comprised of:

  • Calf-rearing questionnaire
  • Access to a calf app for for recording colostrum administration, growth, and treatment/disease events
  • Weekly blood total protein evaluations
  • Colostrum culturing
  • Brix refractometer for monitoring total solids of colostrum and milk
  • Hygiene audits using a luminometer
  • Water analysis
  • Information packages and protocols
  • Calf growth monitoring
  • Lung ultrasound
  • Calf nutrition recommendations
  • Data analysis and benchmarking
  • 1:1 Consulting, recommendations and business reviews

If you are interested in learning how this program could benefit your business, please speak to your veterinarian to schedule a complimentary consultation.

Emergency and Sick Cow Services

We offer care for sick cows and 24-hour emergency services to current clients of Tavistock Veterinarians. If you contact the clinic outside of business hours you will be transferred to our after-hours service.  Please provide your name, phone number, the reason for your call, and the urgency of your call, and the veterinarian on duty will contact you.

Milk culturing

Mastitis is a pain for both the cow and the producer.  Knowing the cause of your mastitis will allow you to make the best treatment decision for your cow, and provide you with information on how to prevent future cases. Culturing is done at the Hickson location in our milk culturing lab by one of our registered technicians.  Clients can give samples to their veterinarian or drop them off at Hickson themselves.  Culture results are texted or emailed within 24-48 hours, with treatment recommendations provided by your herd veterinarian.

Technician Support

Consistent labour is an issue that many of our producers face. Tavistock Veterinarians are pleased to provide technician support to help keep your farm on track. We have an experienced large animal technician that can help with many of the routine animal health tasks on your farm.  A few of the many technician services we provide are:

  • Dehorning
  • Vaccinating
  • Ketosis monitoring
  • Calf lung scoring
  • DairyComp data entry

Please contact the clinic for more information.