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Farming Tips and Advice – Videos and Blogs from Tommy the Vet

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY | MAKING FARMING BETTER

KEEPING ANIMALS HEALTHY
MAKING FARMING BETTER

Hi I'm Tommy The Vet
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I work with the agri-industry, vets and farmers to keep animals healthy and improve herd and flock performance.

I have worked for 18 years in Irish agriculture. I qualified from UCD with a veterinary degree in 2002. Since then I have run a mixed animal veterinary practice, become a cow signals trainer and also obtained a Grad cert in dairy herd health. I also completed a Nuffield farming scholarship in 2019. 

My interests along with farm animal health include communication, marketing, and leadership

Find out what I’m doing and how I’m doing it, using video and blogs that are practically relevant, you can keep up with the ‘tommythevet’ story...

You can contact me on tommythevetie@gmail.com 


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Help Make Farming Better

For the past decade I have been very much focused on disease prevention on farm. Looking at defining systems to make this easier for me as a vet and for my clients to help them have healthy and more profitable herds. I also have become very interested in communication and leadership within Irish agriculture. 

My goal is to ‘help make farming better’ by promoting and talking about best practice on herd/flock health. Best practice is all very well but it must be tailored or take into account the practical realities of daily farm life.

One of the greatest quotes I ever read in the whole area of farm advice was from president Eisenhower, when he said... 

‘its easy talk about farming when your pushing a pen not a plough’.

So, for me the advice I give must be simple and achievable, this is where I came up with the concept of ‘being brilliant at the basics’.

Consistent routines at critical points in the farming calendar can make such a difference. As a vet, the aim is not so much to work to make sick animals better but to keep healthy animals healthy.

So, it's all about preventing disease using science and advice to help the farmer achieve their goals. It’s also very much about listening to farmers and working with them to help make farming better.

This means a strong focus on animal husbandry and nutrition. I also carry out a lot of training with farmers and vets around applying best practices in animal health. 

Keep

Healthy

Animals

Healthy

Keep Healthy Animals Healthy

So, for me the advice I give must be simple and achievable, this is where I came up with the concept of ‘being brilliant at the basics’.

Consistent routines at critical points in the farming calendar can make such a difference. As a vet, the aim is not so much to work to make sick animals better but to keep healthy animals healthy.

So, it's all about preventing disease using science and advice to help the farmer achieve their goals. It’s also very much about listening to farmers and working with them to help make farming better.

This means a strong focus on animal husbandry and nutrition. I also carry out a lot of training with farmers and vets around applying best practices in animal health. 

  • Nuffield CSC.. haste, humility and hugs
    March 21, 2018
    #Aginspire
    As the plane descended I flicked towards the end of my book. Nervous and excited for what lay in store at the Nuffield international Contemporary scholars conference. Just as I was about to put the book away the author...
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  • A tale of two plates
    July 26, 2018
    #Aginspire
    A tale of two plates It’s funny when I started traveling I wasn’t sure what to expect. As the days and countries zipped by, I couldn’t help but think? I was thinking about food, not the fact I was eating...
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  • Being fearless in 2020
    December 31, 2019
    #Aginspire
    Being fearless in 2020 It is easy to recognize the look of fear when you’ve felt it yourself. I’d almost go and say you can often feel the fear off people. In 2019 I had many conversations with people about...
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