Andy Alder BVM&S MBA PGCert Vet Ed MRCVS Molecare Farm Vets
On behalf of everyone at Molecare, I’d like to wish you all a very happy New Year. Following what was a turbulent and eventful year in 2020, I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are hopeful for a better 2021 as we look forward to the vaccine roll out across the population.
For Molecare, whilst 2020 presented challenges to the business as we navigated the difficulties in socially distanced visits and additional protocols, there were also some positive changes that happened for which we hope to reap the benefits this year.
As you may have seen in a previous column, back in the Autumn we employed a new Data Recorder, Hannah, who joined our team to support our veterinary surgeons with the gathering, monitoring and analysing of data on farm. Additionally, Hannah will also be our first Assistant Tuberculosis Tester (ATT). From November 2020 practices were given the go ahead by the Animal Plant & Health Agency (APHA) and DEFRA to employ ATT’s, who do not need to be veterinary surgeons, to carry out TB testing. In having a new ATT on board who is able to dedicate time to the important role of TB testing, it will allow the veterinary team to focus on the health, welfare and productivity of the animals under our care without the need to TB test every herd.
Another positive to come out of 2020 is that we have begun to engage with our client base via digital platforms much more frequently, and after hosting a number of successful webinars covering topics from Dairy fertility, Medicine protocols and Selecting for the future of your herd, our team are looking forward to delivering even more of these to you in the months to come.
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