Vet Advisory Services

Animal Health & Production Advisory Services

 

Our Vet Advisory Services team can help you to achieve your performance and production goals. They are specialist in their fields and by working alongside you and your lead vet, can deliver solutions to achieve your farming goals.
We understand that productivity relies not only on the performance of individual cows, but on the herd as a whole. Minimising herd level incidence of disease and monitoring performance are important to your sustainability as a dairy farmer.
We are able to provide a tailored service to suit you and your farm. Whether it be improving or achieving consistency in your herd’s performance (reproduction, mastitis and whole farm systems), risk management or refining your farm management strategy, we have the expertise.

Vet advisory service areas include:

Repro
Let us help you improve your 6 week in calf rate and reduce empty rate. Advisors are trained in the inCalf program.

Milk Quality
Let us help you improve milk quality, whether reduced clinical mastitis or reduce bulk somatic cell count. Advisor utilise Smart SAMM and Healthy Udder tools and are Fonterra Accredited Mastitis advisors.

Lameness
Have fewer lame cows and improve hoof condition. Advisors are trained in the Healthy Hoof program.

Farm Systems
Improve resilience of your farm business. Advisors are part of the Intelact group and use feed budgeting tools (UDDER) and financial analyses tools (Red Sky) to help farmers become more productive, profitable and environmentally sustainable.

Condition Score
We will monitor herd condition over time. This information can be used in key herd management decisions. Advisors are DairyNZ BCS accredited.



Vet Advisors

Andy Collier
Andy Collier
Head of Clinical Services and Headlands Farm Consultant
 
Steve Harkness
Steve Harkness
Veterinarian, In Calf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor
 
Katrina Roberts
Katrina Roberts
Herd Health Advisor, Headlands Farm Consultant, InCalf Advisor, Healthy Hoof Advisor, Accredited Advanced Mastitis Advisor.
 
Geoff Plant
Geoff Plant
Veterinarian; InCalf Advisor
 
Ashley O'Driscoll
Ashley O'Driscoll
Veterinarian; InCalf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor
 
Matt Peters
Matt Peters
Veterinarian; InCalf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor
 
Margaret Perry
Margaret Perry
Veterinarian; Headlands Farm Consultant, InCalf Advisor, Certified Body Condition Score Assessor