It’s late March, calving and lambing is in full swing, calf populations are peaking and disease threats are high. Farms are stretched to capacity and vets are at their busiest.
Did you ever wonder what a vet’s workday is like when its full steam ahead? Well then follow a day in the life of a typical farm vet on Snapchat.
This year’s vet-filled week of takeovers will kick off from March 19th, up until the 24th. The Snapchat campaign will run for 6 days from 19th March to 24th and it will be carried on our very own That’s Farming Snapchat channel. Audience interaction is encouraged and your feedback will be appreciated.
Vets on the day include:
19 Mar - Donal Murphy, Sliabh Luachra Veterinary, Rathmore, Co. Kerry
20 Mar - Brian Ryan, Mulcair Veterinary Clinics, Cappamore, Co. Limerick
21 Mar - Mairead Berkery, Avondale Veterinary, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
22 Mar - Frank Clerkin, Clerkin Vets, Cootehill, Co. Cavan
23 Mar - Donagh McDonnell & Roisin McCormack, Longford Animal Health, Co. Longford
24 Mar - Donal Lynch & Dolores Cassells, Tullamore, Co. Offaly
"The aim is to get exposure for Veterinary practitioners, along the same lines as last year. The same model, a day in the life of a vet", said William Minchin of MSD Animal Health.
William also said this year differs as they have vets from all over the country, from different backgrounds.
"We got a much wider spectrum in terms of demographic...We have a nice mixture of age and experience. We have experienced and younger vets, both male and female", William explained.
"We also targeted more livestock orientated work as well...We hope for much of the same as last year, but we also learned a lot from last year as well. We are going to have different content, more technical content which farmers will learn from," he added.
William also said comments and interviews with the vets in question, while any questions from the public will also be answered. The focus will be placed on how integral a veterinary practitioner is to the everyday farmer.
This is not all that's new this year, as travelling in the vehicle with each vet will be Wexford Hurling superstar, Jack O' Connor.
"Jack O'Connor, a Wexford hurler under Davey Fitz, is the guy who will be going around in the vehicle with them," William concluded.
A day in the life of a vet is brought to you by XL Vets and MSD Animal Health. The support of XLVets Skillnet for this initiative is greatly appreciated. It kicks off this coming Monday, Do NOT miss this one!