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Top tips & teamwork for tackling Medicine Hub (Devon)

Date: Thursday 20th June 2024

Opening times: 13:00 - 17:00

Venue: Tiverton Hotel (Best Western), Blundells Rd, Blundell's Rd, Tiverton EX16 4DB


Are you a farm vet or member of a farm vet team wanting to play your part in building the evidence base for the responsible use of antibiotics in the ruminant sectors?

At this workshop, Fiona Lovatt, sheep vet and RCVS Knowledge Clinical Lead for Medicines, will lead sessions that will guide you on how to make small, but meaningful changes to the ways you collect data on antibiotics both within your practices and out on farm, as you engage with your farmer, shepherd, and herdsmen clients. 

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What will you learn?

  • Prepare your practice team and client base for compliance with imminent farm assurance expectations.
  • Future-proof your medicine data handling procedures to be ready in case future trade requires government to re-align UK legislation with the EU.
  • Work together with your practice team members to set goals and monitor progress, at your own pace and bespoke to the needs of your own colleagues and clients.
  • Join a community of proactive farm vet professionals who want to work together to advocate for evidence-based responsible antibiotic use.
  • Help to maintain the reputation of our UK red meat and milk industries by working with clients to report their antibiotic data.

“This is not just a project about data and figures, it is about conversations, relationships, healthy animals, and good practice. It is about doing the right thing, about the reputation of the red meat and dairy sectors, and the reputation of the farm veterinary professions.”

Fiona Lovatt, RCVS Knowledge Farm Vet Champions Clinical Lead


Who will benefit from this?

This event is open to all members of the veterinary practice team and offers bespoke guidance on team training. It is suitable for anyone working within the sheep, beef, or dairy sectors, including:

  • Vets
  • Technicians
  • Nurses
  • Reception / administrative teams
  • Practice managers
  • Clinical directors

Members who attend can access ongoing support, with the opportunity to have follow up online team sessions with Fiona Lovatt.

What does the workshop entail?

By the end of the day you will have:

  • Picked up practical tips on exactly how to use Medicine Hub – both in the practice and on farm.
  • Participated in interactive sessions alongside like-minded colleagues.
  • Shared your own experiences and top tips.
  • Heard from practitioner colleagues about how they are using Medicine Hub.
  • Learn how and why you need Medicine Hub to ensure your beef and sheep farmers are Red Tractor-inspection-ready.
  • Had the chance to feedback to the Medicine Hub team about how they can help you.
  • Explored the Farm Vet Champion SMART goal platform and set goals that are specific, measurable, achievable and realistic in your practice setting.

Who will the workshop be led by?

  • Fiona LovattFiona Lovatt – Fiona Lovatt is the Clinical Lead for Farm Vet Champions at RCVS Knowledge. She has a passion for proactive veterinary involvement on UK sheep farms, particularly enthusing both vets and sheep farmers to interact better through proactive individual flock health planning and Flock Health Clubs. Fiona runs Flock Health Ltd, a sheep veterinary consultancy business ( that works collaboratively with vets, farmers, processors, retailers and pharmaceutical companies, primarily in the UK but also further afield. She is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production, a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management and works, on a very part-time basis, as a clinical associate professor at the University of Nottingham. Fiona is a past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society and currently chairs the UK Sheep Antibiotic Guardian Group, having represented the sheep industry on the RUMA Targets Task Force since 2016. Fiona is a trustee of the Veterinary Christian Fellowship and lives in a beautiful part of rural northern England with her husband and three children, not to mention the dog, two pigs and three hens!
  • Colleagues from the Medicine Hub team, Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)
  • To include case studies by Farm Vet Champion ambassador practitioners

Booking details

General admission: £60

General admission for non-clinical team members: £40

Afternoon tea and coffee breaks are provided. Sessions and speakers are subject to change. 

Note: We are running two workshops on different dates and locations for your convenience. 

Book for 20th June - Tiverton, Devon

Book for 26th June - Penrith, Cumbria

NB Vets and team members working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are very welcome to attend though some of the training will be more appropriate for those working in practices in England.



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