About us

Larkmead Vets is one of the largest pig practices within the UK and is headed by Julia James, Adrian Cox and John Mackinnon, who all deal solely with pigs and are highly regarded in the industry as pig specialists. We also undertake consultancy visits on behalf of other veterinary practices who require our expertise.

In order to produce pigs competitively, pig farmers will benefit from the input and experience of our vets. Visits are usually planned on a quarterly basis with an emphasis on preventative veterinary medicine rather than combating disease outbreaks. At these visits we will discuss matters relating to unit productivity as this is the key to profitable pig farming.

Larkmead Vets supports a wide range of pig owners from international breeding companies to family pet pigs and all those in between.

We have particular expertise in outdoor herds and can advise on any area of pig production including the organic pig sector.

We have an excellent reputation within the pharmaceutical industry for undertaking high quality medicine and vaccine farm trials to high ethical standards. This offers our farm clients the opportunity to get "one step ahead" in the control of problems on site.

As well as advising on farm our vets frequently give educational presentations at farm and veterinary meetings, they also act as guest lecturers at universities. We work very closely with BPEX to provide high quality stockman training and facilitate the Bucks, Berks and Oxon and the Salisbury Pig Clubs.