XLVets is a thriving community of independent, farm veterinary practices. Members of our community are proud of their independent status and the freedom it provides to focus on our patients, clients and people. As a community, our Members are committed to working together, sharing knowledge and experience to deliver the highest standards of livestock healthcare. With increasing recognition of how sustainable farming and food production will evolve, we stand ready to support our clients to meet new ways of working for the benefit of animals, farmers, society and the planet.
Inevitably, there are challenges ahead for many of us and this survey will help us identify what some of those might be. We thank you for your participation.
Find out more at xlvets.co.uk
As a community founded and owned by independent farm veterinary practices, our members are committed to working together, sharing knowledge and experience, to deliver the highest standards of livestock healthcare.
We chose to work in partnership with Farmers Weekly on this project, to gain insights into the feelings and opinions of those working within the wider farm and farm veterinary sectors.
We are part of our local farm community, our independence is central to our business, values, service and to our clients
Paula Scales, Haywood Farm Vets, XLVets member
By hearing these views and developing a deeper understanding, our members will work together to shape the farm veterinary practices of the future, practices that farmers choose to work with, and where progressive farm vets choose to work.
These practices can use this information to continue to grow and develop to meet both the changing needs of their clients as well as the teams that work within them.
The adaptations that have happened across the farming sector due to COVID 19 have shown how our businesses need to and can adapt quickly to the changes facing them.
As we move into a new future together, our members will support their clients to meet the changing needs of UK agriculture.
Within XLVets, under the Farmskills banner, our members offer vet-led training courses, these have been carefully designed to provide opportunities to upskill your team members in practical areas of livestock health management along with understanding compliance around medicines with Red Tractor and Lantra approved courses.
View current courses at www.farmskills.co.uk
There is a need to improve the sustainability of our food production systems. Consumers are demanding it and future farming generations will thank us for it.
As well as changes in land and waste management, a concerted focus on animal health, welfare and efficient productivity will move us in the right direction.
We believe vets have a significant role to play and our members stand ready to support their clients to develop new ways of working for the benefit of animals, farmers, society and the planet.
Inevitably, there are challenges ahead for many of us and the results from this survey will help us identify what some of those might be and how we are able to address them.