The Haven Veterinary Group has been a large animal practice for the best part of one hundred years. Operating from Hedon, we not only serve the farming community of South Holderness but also the national pig farming industry.
We have remained such, even though agriculture has changed dramatically in that time. Now we are a predominantly a specialist pig practice.
This does not mean, however, that we are just a pig practice! The four vets based at Hedon have over seventy years experience in treating farm animals and advising on husbandry and welfare issues. As a large animal practice we realise that vets help the modern farm business and not just the animals.
Nowadays, there are also growing numbers of smallholders and small or hobby farmers, and we can offer them a friendly service with plenty of advice.
We are able to treat all types of large animals from the traditional Pigs, Cattle, Sheep and Horses to the rarer alpacas and goats. We also treat poultry.
Our large animal team is also licensed by DEFRA to certify farm animals, semen and animal food for export.
A full emergency service is provided. At weekends and bank holidays, small animal emergencies are seen until 4pm at Holderness Road. Night work is undertaken on our behalf by Vets Now at the PDSA Petaid Hospital at Brunswick Avenue, Hull who will give free out of hours advice over the phone . This has allowed us to focus and be much more proactive during the days when we see 99% of our clients. This means you will not see a dishevelled vet that has been up all night working! We have found this venture to be of great importance as it has allowed us to concentrate and be at our best when we are needed most,whilst providing the essential cover for our patients at all times.
The large animal section undertakes its own emergency out of hours work at all times.