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Shires Vets for Small-Holders

We are proud to hold a wealth of experience dealing with the interesting range of species you keep - from alpacas and llamas to goats, pigs and poultry we have treated them all! Whether you regard these animals as a business or a beloved pet Shires professional understanding and care will ensure treatment and advice is suited to both yours and the animal’s needs.

We now have a dedicated Smallholders Club. Sign up to our Smallholders Club and receive your free quarterly Smallholders Newsletter and access to our Smallholders Wednesday. Do you have a few sheep, pigs, alpacas, goats, cattle or chickens and don't have enough animals to use a whole bottle of vaccine, wormer, vitamins etc? Don't worry, book in on a Smallholder Wednesday and we will come to you, give your animals the once over, vaccinate and worm your animals. This means you won't ever have to buy the whole bottle, just use a couple of doses and throw the rest away.

Date for 2016 Smallholder Wednesdays:

7th December



We are pleased to be associated with ‘Chicken Vet’, an online advice site for poultry enthusiasts and we stock Chicken Vet products to keep your flock tip top and healthy. A number of our vets have undergone further training in the poultry field to be able to give you the most up to date information. Our 'chicken advocates' are Chris Watton, Jess Hulme and Will Jeffels but all of our vets are trained in poultry medicine

We are hosting a client meeting on MONDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2016 7.30pm at our Stone Surgery on 'Chickens - Health, Husbandry and Disease' - please call the surgery on 01785 850218 to reserve your place

Please call our Eccleshall Branch for more details.

Small Holdings

Small Holdings

Services for Small Holders
Alpacas and llamas to goats, pigs and poultry we have treated them all...

The next talk will be on Practical Lambing for the Novice Sheep Keeper. Weds 22nd Feb 6:30pm @ Eccleshall Surgery.

To book in please call the surgery on 01785 850218

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Farm Stories / Case Studies


WHAT IS BVD? BVD is a highly contagious viral diseases of cattle. It is one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. BVD has been estimated to cost between £13 and £31 per cow in Great Britain...

Fertility Improvements

One unique thing about Shires is how we carry out our routine fertility visits (RFV’s). Shires Vets offer an Interherd bureau service (all included in the price of the visits) where the lay-staff input all the service and calving data since the last visit to allow us to produce up to date sheets for which animals need to be seen...

Shires Vets Farm Illustration