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:

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.

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.

Andy Collier

Head of Clinical Services and Headlands Farm Consultant

To do our best for you, our clients, we require our vets to keep abreast of the dynamics of the modern farming operations.

Andy’s role is to make sure our practice stays relevant to the needs of our clients and that our clinical team has the knowledge and skills to benefit our clients.

Over the past decade or so there has been a significant shift in the relationship between a veterinarian and their clients from “fix” to “prevention” , with Herd Health and Advisory services now a much larger component of the modern vet’s workload.

Andy Collier brings significant experience to the role, adding to his extensive clinical practice with a post graduate MACVSc qualification in Dairy Cattle Medicine and 25 years working in farm consultancy, the last 17 with Headlands.