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  • 03 March 2021


     Targeted Worming Plan Guide

    Worming advice for horses and ponies has changed a lot over recent years because of increasing resistance of worms to wormers, and what we now know to be unnecessary overuse of wormers. At Gillivervet we recommend a more targeted approach to worming, with the use of faecal worm egg counts, tapeworm blood tests and worming only if necessary. The aim of a targeted worming plan is to prevent clinical disease, whilst minimising the selection pressure for resistance. We would encourage yards to join the scheme together and where possible have one point of contact for one of our vets to contact and advise on treatments.

    What’s included? £69

    3 worm egg counts during the year spaced during the grazing season - Spring, Summer and Autumn.

    A questionnaire to determine your horse’s risk of worm infestations.

    A tapeworm blood test, with a free of charge visit.

    Following faecal worm egg counts your results will be text to you and we will let you know the most appropriate wormer.

    A vet will review your answers to the questionnaire, worm egg count results, and call you following the tapeworm test result and Autumn egg count result to decide what autumn worm treatment is most appropriate.

    Discounted wormers.



    Please call reception on 01257 483161 or email to sign up. We will need your email to send out the questionnaire.

  • 03 March 2021



    We have an exciting & rare opportunity to work in a busy Equine Veterinary Practice & we require a Receptionist/administrator to join our fantastic team.

    Duties for this role include but are not limited to:

    Reception work – dealing with clients both on the phone & in person

    Data entry & invoicing

    Processing payments

    Processing Insurance Claims to deadlines

    Maintaining Facebook & the Website

    The position is full time, 40 hrs per week to include Saturday mornings with one afternoon off per week. The successful applicant must have the following:

    Excellent customer service & communication skills

    Strong organisational & administrative skills

    Good all round equine knowledge is essential

    Excellent computer skills, especially Microsoft office.

    Positive attitude with an enthusiasm to take on new challenges.

    Be an honest reliable team player with high standards.

    Previous experience working in a veterinary practice would be advantageous.

    We can offer excellent working conditions with a friendly team, 28 days holiday to include bank holidays, Staff discounts, Health Shield & Company pension scheme after probation period.

    To be considered for this position please send your CV to The Office Manager

    Closing Date: 15th March 2021

  • 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!

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Garwood, Bolton Road, Anderton,
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