• Settle Surgery

    Station Road
    Settle BD24 9AA

  • Bentham Branch Clinic

    Main Street
    High Bentham LA2 7LE

  • Gisburn Farm Office

    BB7 4ES

T: 01729 823 538

E: info@daleheadvetgroup.co.uk

RCVS Accredited

Welcome to Dalehead Farm Practice

Dalehead Veterinary Group Farm Animal Practice is a long established independent practice with its main surgery based in Settle and two satellite branches at Gisburn and Bentham. We provide farm veterinary services to the Yorkshire Dales, East Lancashire and Cumbria.

At our main Settle surgery we have purpose built surgical and hospitalisation facilities for sheep and calves. Procedures regularly undertaken at the surgery include:

  • All obstetric procedures for sheep including caesarean sections

  • Ram fertility examinations and semen evaluation

  • Herd Fertility Management more..

  • Examination of skin scrapings from itchy sheep in our practice laboratory to determine the presence of sheep scab or lice

  • Umbilical hernia operations on calves

  • Hospitalisation of dehydrated calves in our intensive care unit providing intravenous re-hydration therapy

  • X-ray, cryosurgery and ultrasound facilities

  • Disbudding goat kids

  • Performing vasectomy operations on tups and goats

  • Piglet castration

We provide comprehensive advice on herd health and flock health programmes and stock a full range of cattle and sheep wormers, vaccines, pour-ons and animal healthcare products which we aim to supply to our clients together with expert impartial advice from both our vets and AMTRA qualfied support staff on their most appropriate use. Our monthly newsletters aim to keep our clients informed on formal animal health issues and give practical advice.

Much of the routine work on farms involves fertility work, many of our dairy farmer clients having weekly, fortnightly or monthly routine visits. We offer a full pregnancy scanning service with both battery-operated and more conventional plug-in scanners determining pregnancy from 30 days post insemination.

Neil and Ian are already holders of the Diploma in Bovine Reproduction. We currently have five full-time dedicated farm animal vets with experienced back up from several other members of the practice.


Here are a selection of useful links.

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/rural-payments-and-grants - For help applying for grants

www.gargraveshow.org.uk -  traditional agricultural and horticultural show

www.malhamdale.com/show.htm - traditional agricultural and horticultural show

www.hoddervalleyshow.co.uk -  traditional agricultural and horticultural show

www.farmnw.co.uk - information, advice and support for farmers

www.farmersguardian.com - latest agricultural news news

www.timmellin.com  - Fine Art and Commercial Photographer

www.jackyhickson.co.uk - Bookkeeping Services

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