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Six Monthly TB Testing for Cattle: Update 5th August 2021

Farm clients will have received letters from APHA advising them that from 1st July 2021, their cattle herds will be TB tested every six-months, unless they can meet either of the following criteria:

  1. “the herd has been in existence for at least six years, and has not had a TB breakdown in that six-year period, (including breakdowns where no lesion and/or culture positive animals were disclosed).  A single break from keeping cattle of less than four months during the six-year period is permitted.  Additionally, breaks of less than one month are permitted to account for “all-in, all-out systems”,
  2. the herd is participating in a bovine TB health scheme licensed by the Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHECS) and has a score of level 1 or above.  Please note that this does not include CHECS TB entry level membership.”

So, if your herd has had a reactor found on the skin test, the only way you can become eligible for testing annually, (rather than every 6mths), is to join a CHECS scheme. 

We recommend our farm clients join the Premium Cattle Health Scheme.  You can find their application form here.  

Though the letter from APHA apparently precludes CHECS TB Entry Level Membership, farmers will have to successfully complete the Entry Level Membership, before they can gain an accredited CHECS TB score of 1 or more.

Covid update August 2021:-

We are pleased to say that we will once again be opening our building to valued clients. Those of you who have visited us previously are likely to be familiar with our ways of working. In summary:

  • We still ask that you please wear a face covering and sanitise your hands on your way in and out of the building.
  • Please only one client per pet (but two clients will be able to attend put to sleep appointments).
  • You will still please need to wait outside until we are ready for you. We will either come out and fetch you or ring your mobile invite you in.
  • We are likely to have more than one vet or nurse consulting at the same time, so it may appear that you have been waiting longer than other clients who are called in, but they may be seeing another member of our team. We aim to ensure you are seen as close as possible to your appointment time.
  • Please book appointments in advance online using our booking system on our website. If you need to attend the practice urgently without an appointment please call us as soon as you are able to let us know you are on your way or have arrived.
  • For clients without a car, we still have our wooden shelter with seating in at the back of the building so please feel free to wait here, or any shaded area on the grass.

Thank you for your support and patience with these ways of working.

As of 17th September 2020 we are pleased to offer nurse clinics again on Tuesday and Thursday mornings! Find out more about what you can see our nurses for here.

Why choose us?

We’re a locally owned practice managed by local people and can offer our own emergency service 24/7 to ensure we provide you with the best possible health care for your animals, large and small alike. You can be assured that we’ll treat your animals with care and attention they deserve and take particular pride in our friendly and approachable way of working.

We’re an RCVS accredited practice, for both pets and farm animals – which means that our practice has voluntarily undergone regular inspections by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. These inspections ensure the practice provides and maintains high standards of veterinary care in all aspects including veterinary & nursing care, hygiene, 24 hour emergency cover, staff training, facilities, management and health and safety.


Bredy Veterinary Centre is in the friendly coastal town of Bridport, in picturesque West Dorset. The practice was founded in 1985 & expanded in 2012 with a purpose-built surgery able to offer your animals the best of care around the clock.

Why not take a look around our surgery before you visit by navigating around our purpose built facility.

We would kindly like to remind our clients that we are still requesting you to bring your own mask to wear in the consultation rooms for an appointment. This is to help protect you and our members of staff so we can continue providing care for your pets. We look forward to seeing you for your next appointment! Thank you for your continued support. ... See MoreSee Less
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Emma Vowles
I can not highly recommend this veterinary centre enough. From my first call to the receptionist when I was in complete... panic to the reassurance from the vet. Extremely professional & caring. Excellent service & I have every confidence in this more
Andy Fell
Andy Fell
Outstanding service and care. Unfortunately today we had too say goodnight to our beautiful Diamond, a Rex rabbit. I... can't speak highly enough of all the staff and vets. So caring and gentle no fuss, no rush. Other customer facing services should take a leaf out of Bredy Vets book. The work behind the scenes is jaw dropping. Even to the point that vets and staff brought in nice treats for our Diamond. THEY ALL CARE OVER AND ABOVE THE CALL OF DUTY !!!!!!!!!! Thank you guys sssssoooooo much. Xxread more
Roo Hamilton
Roo Hamilton
The list is endless of how marvelous everyone is at Bredy Vets. Professional, approachable and friendly, understanding,... caring and trustworthy. Thank you for Audrey's annual check up, booster and manicure!read more
Trudi Humphreys
Trudi Humphreys
Would highly recommend Bredy vets. Our dog was was ill while we were on holiday and we cannot thank Tim and the team... enough for being so caring, keeping us informed and helping our boy get better. Thank youread more

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