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  • 11 November 2020




    Join us on the 17th Nov 2020 @ 7.30pm via Zoom

    Register your interest via e mail to to obtain a zoom link

  • 09 September 2020




    Fantastic Opportunity for hardworking experienced & knowledgeable person with very high standards to work in a busy friendly Veterinary Practice due to current groom leaving us after 5 years.  Must be capable of dealing with all types of horses for trotting up, lungeing etc


    The successful applicant MUST have previous experience & be a team player, with the ability to clip, trim, plait & ride fit horses.


    The hours are full time and will include working 1 weekend in 3.


    Please only apply if you meet the above criteria.  Excellent terms & conditions for the right person.


    Applications in writing to The Practice Manager

    Closing Date: 7th Oct 2020


  • 09 September 2020


    Castration Promotion October 2020

  • 07 July 2020



    Grace is a maiden mare who had her first foal in April this year. Matild ahad a worrying IgG result of 0.8 24 hours after birth. She therefore needed three plasma transfusions. Grace was an extremely excellent mum, letting the vets do what they needed to do whilst Matilda was at her critical stage. Matilda and Grace are now living a happy life in Barnsley, Yorkshire with a herd of three other mares and their foals. The mares and foals had all been doing really well up until recently when one of the foals was orphaned after the mare suffered an injury in the field, and there was no kinder option for her than to be euthanased. The owners of Sofie were distraught and started to look for a surrogate mare, to which they no longer needed to look as Grace had already taken Sofie under her wing and she is now mothering both foals! Matila and Sofie are now like sisters, they play together and anywhere Grace goes, they both follow. Nature really is a beautiful thing!

  • 06 June 2020



    Last week at the practice we had a new arrival! Meet Panda, named by the office team. We are thoroughly enjoing following her progress day by day, she loves a good bum scratch! Panda had a blood sample taken from her to check her IgG level 24 hours after her arrival into the world, this is important to measure the antibodies in the colostrum that has been passed onto her. Panda's IgG level was 12.2g/l meaning no further treatment needed. If her level was below the reference range, she is more susceptible to infection therefore more at risk to the outside world! If this happens, it is recommended for the foal to go through a process called plasma transfusion. We give the foal plasma with lots of important antibodies in to protect them from the infections in the future. A follow up blood sample is then taken 24 hours after the transfusion, just to make sure the levels have increased into the reference range.

  • 03 March 2020

    COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

    **COVID-19 UPDATE**

    We would like to reassure all of our clients that Gillivervet will try and maintain as normal a service as possible in these challenging times. The well-being of our clients, their horses and our staff is our absolute priority, and you can be assured that we are doing everything possible to keep everyone safe. We are putting systems in place for vets to work remotely and we will do our utmost to service our clients.

    As the situation changes, we may have to alter our working practices, but for the time being we will continue to offer a full service.

    If any clients with appointments are self-isolated or are feeling unwell, then please inform the reception team as soon as possible so we can work out the best way to deal with your horse.

    If you are bringing your horse to the practice we ask that you do not attend if you are feeling unwell, have been in contact with someone who is unwell or are living in the same household as someone who is self isolating.

    On arrival at the practice, please ring reception and remain in your car/horsebox, and a member of staff will come out to deal with you. Please do not enter the building and please minimise the amount of people attending with you/your horse.

    We thank you for your understanding and will update as soon as anything changes.

    Thankyou - Team Gillivervet

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