I offer video services, in-person appointments and home visits.
Home visits are the most helpful as I can see birds in their natural environment. Then they are not stressed and underlying causes can be best identified. Most illnesses are secondary to underlying factors so a visit can be very beneficial to prevent further problems.
If you are not local to myself or another poultry vet, I can help you keep your flock healthy via video and telephone consultations. Bring your hen to the camera or show me round your coop. If your local vet requires, I can help them perform investigations or treatments.
Help and advice on parasites, your coop and looking after your hens - from £28.49
I can cover:
Red mite treatments and other parasites.
Preparing for an Avian Influenza Housing Order aka "Flockdown". Show me your site or your plans and I'll help you make it ideal for your birds to keep them healthy while they are "cooped up". It's never to early to start planning!
Preparing for the Summer heat - Heat is more dangerous for chooks than cold
Nutrition & supplements
General bird health - Perfect for new owners to find out what you should and should not be doing.
Veterinary assistance and advice for poorly birds - from £37.98
I offer consultation services, advice and most stock common medicines required for pet poultry.
I do not have hospitalisation, surgical or anaesthetic facilities. Therefore, there must be a mutual care agreement in place between your local practice, who has these facilities.
Professional fees are in line with local small animal vet consultation charges to maintain affordability for clients. Fees reviews take place at least annually to reflect inflation and changes in consumable and medicine costs.
Flat professional services rate: £18.99 / 10 min professional time incurred
Including all types of communication (in-person, phone, video, emails), diagnostic investigations (testing, submissions, interpretation), prescriptions, treatments, reporting, training, courses & CPD
Consultation times vary. As an approximate guide: 20 minutes (e.g. health chats, online coop checks & parasites), 30 minutes (average simple bird case), 40-60 minutes (more complex cases) to 1-2 hours (flock assessments or multiple problems).
All consultations include an emailed summary/advisory report as part of the professional time incurred.
Home visits from £8.24
Return mileage calculated from home, near Guildford
0-5 miles £5
5-10 miles £10
10-20 miles £20
20-30 miles £40
>30 miles added from above
A PPE & biosecurity fee will be added to all visits taking place during high risk periods for Avian Influenza (e.g. during poultry housing orders) at the small consumables rate of £3.24 to cover the cost of additional consumables and equipment.
All medicines, consumables and laboratory fees are chargeable. Dispensing of medicines incurs a medication dispensing fee to cover cost of stocking and maintaining a medicine store at £5.70.