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The large animal division of the Westpoint Veterinary Group will now be known as Origin following the divestment of their small animal and equine veterinary practices.

The Origin Group will includes veterinary practices providing services to pig, poultry, dairy, beef, sheep, game bird producers and smallholders and supported by animal health laboratories, active R&D and knowledge exchange teams.

The aim of the group is to enhance livestock production by improving health and welfare.

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Matt Dobbs, managing director of the group, said: “We have a unique group of vets, researchers, lab techs and paraprofessionals passionate about the success of UK agriculture, with other businesses committed to supporting the industry, joining us through the autumn.

“By focusing on supporting farmers, we will become a unique source of animal insight in livestock agriculture,” he said.

Businesses in the group include Minster Poultry, Biobest, Garth Pig Vets, Poultry Health Services, Westpoint Farm Vets, Integra and Myerscough farm vets.