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Our Awards: What awards have Friars Moor won over the years?

Over the years we’ve been delighted to win some prestigious awards.

Here’s a quick look at what we’ve won below:

Blackmore Vale Business Awards 2017

What did we win?: Best Place To Work

We are delighted and proud to have won this award, described on the Awards website thus: “The judges will be interested in how the company establishes credibility in terms of vision, communication and coordinating activities. How employees are treated with respect and equality.”

“This award will go to the company that believes their environment is the best place to work. The judges will be interested in how the company establishes credibility in terms of vision, communication and coordinating activities. How employees are treated with respect and equality. How a company encourages employees to take pride in their work and how the atmosphere created in the workplace is conducive to a successful team environment.”

The Parliamentary Review Best Practice Representative

What did we win?: Best Practice Representative

We are proud to announce that Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic and Friars Moor Livestock Health have been recognised in the Parliamentary Review. We recognise that the fortune of our farm veterinary business and our local livestock industry are inextricably linked.

The agricultural industry faces significant challenges ahead and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, which helps ensure we can continue to play our role in the multidisciplinary approach that is required to progress.

The best practice article for Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic can be found online and viewed by following
the link:

Cream Awards

What did we win?: Dairy Team of the Year 2018

Dairy Team of the Year at this year’s British Dairying Cream Awards in recognition of achieving great results from their innovative campaign to encourage more responsible use of antibiotics. The aim of the Cream Awards to showcase some of Britain’s brightest and best working in the dairy industry.

Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic win Dairy Team of the Year

Our Accreditations: Who are they with and what do they mean?

At Friars Moor Livestock Vets, we are proud to be a member of the XLVets group, and an approved member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Practice Standards Scheme.

XL Vets

XL Vets is a group of independently owned, progressive veterinary practices, of which Friars Moor is a memberXL Vets members work collaboratively, sharing knowledge, experience, and skills, to ensure they deliver a high level of customer care and animal welfare. The ethos of the XLVets group is that business ownership is in the hands of the clinicians who work within the practice. Visit the XLVets website for more information. 

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

RCVS accreditation is achieved by the practice undergoing a rigorous inspection by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.  This is known as the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), and gives clients the reassurance that the practice conforms to the high standards set by the RCVS.   

PSS is a voluntary initiative aimed at promoting the highest standards of veterinary care.  This independent assessment is undertaken every 4 years, but practices are subject to unannounced spot checks at any time . The PSS scheme is a stamp of professional quality and an opportunity for practices to maintain consistently high standards. Read more about the PSS on the RCVS website 


The Veterinary Graduate Development Programme, VetGDP, provides an effective period of work-place based support for all veterinary graduates as they begin their first role in practice.

By focusing on the development of their clinical and professional capabilities, the aim is for graduates to become competent, resilient members of the veterinary team. Developed after consultation with the UK veterinary professions, the VetGDP recognises that while graduates are qualified vets, a period of structured support in the workplace can help their professional development, reduce anxiety and build lasting confidence. Core to VetGDP are trained VetGDP Advisers, who work on a one-to-one basis with veterinary graduates to provide support in the workplace. Practices or other workplaces wishing to employ veterinary graduates must become an RCVS Approved Graduate Development Practice, to ensure that graduates receive the developmental support required.

Bank Holiday 19th September

Following the sad death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a state funeral will take place on Monday 19th September. It has been confirmed that this day will be a bank holiday to allow individuals the chance to pay their respects and commemorate her reign. We will be open from 8.30am-12noon for drug collections and emergency call outs.

We will move to our Out of Hours service at 12 noon.


Under new rules, sending ANY inconclusive reactors (IRs) disclosed at a TB test, to slaughter, PRIOR to their retest, is likely to result in DEFRA requiring a whole herd TB test; a so-called ‘check test’.  This is still the case, even if permission from APHA/DEFRA has been obtained to send the IR(s) to slaughter.

In addition, if an IR is an involuntary cull prior to being re-tested, for example if an IR has to be sent to SeCanim, it is likely that a check test will also be actioned by APHA.

Please be aware of the implications surrounding culling of IRs as you await their retest.  This will not be the case if your herd is already subject to another whole herd test e.g. because you also had reactors at the previous test.

SenseHub Livestock Monitoring Technology Farm Meeting

Join us to find out how to improve your herd health and profitability!


Come along and experience an open day with a difference at Causeway Farm, on Wednesday 23rd March from 11am.

With speakers from Allflex Livestock Intelligence, Semex and Friars Moor Veterinary Clinic, we’ll explore:

  • SenseHub technology, its performance and benefits
  • Genetics usage and breeding immunity into your herd
  • The role of a veterinary care provider in monitoring cow health and fertility

Address: Causeway Farm, Sherborne Causeway, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PX

Wednesday 23rd March 2022 @ 11am

Attendance is permitted by registration only. To register for the event, please visit