Flock Health Ltd is a sheep veterinary consultancy that works directly with sheep farmers, veterinary surgeons, veterinary students, retailers, abattoirs & the pharmaceutical industry. The company was established by Fiona Lovatt in October 2012 with the aim of providing specialist veterinary services to the sheep industry.

We are particularly passionate about getting pro-active veterinary involvement on sheep farms and spends much of our time enthusing both vets and sheep farmers to interact better through both proactive individual flock health planning and Flock Health Clubs



Fiona is a Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Recognised Specialist in Sheep Health and Production and a diplomate of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management. She holds the part time position of Clinical Associate Professor in sheep production medicine at the University of Nottingham and is the clinical lead for the RCVS Knowledge initiative Farm Vet Champions.

Fiona Lovatt graduated from Bristol University in 1995 and worked in first opinion mixed veterinary practice in Barnard Castle, County Durham until 2012. For her first four years in practice, Fiona worked in all veterinary disciplines but particularly with sheep, goats and cattle from 1999. In 2008 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Durham in the conservation genetics of South Georgia reindeer, having worked on this on a part-time basis alongside being a practising farm vet. 

As a past president of the Sheep Veterinary Society, Fiona currently chairs the UK Sheep Antibiotic Guardian Group and is a member of the RUMA (Responsible Use of Medicine in Agriculture) Target Task Force, with responsibility for setting and delivering responsible use targets for the sheep industry. 

 As founder of the Flock Health Club concept, Fiona is passionate about enthusing farm vets to actively engage with sheep farmers through principles that embrace best practice preventative measures and responsible medicine use. 

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About Phillipa Page

Phillipa Page graduated from University of Leeds in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science Animal Production and the University of Liverpool in 2006 as a veterinary surgeon.  She worked in mixed farm practice in Wales for 3 years and large animal practice in Gloucester for ten years before moving to Flock Health Ltd.

Phillipa is a consultant sheep veterinary surgeon with a focus on flock health planning and sheep farmer engagement with vets.  She is passionate about active collaboration with pharmaceutical, retailer and processor groups and industry levy bodies to promote active sheep farmer engagement and the delivery of up to date evidence-based developments to promote increased productivity in flocks.  She is regularly in direct contact with sheep farmers to discuss improving flock health, productivity and performance.

Phillipa has been part of the co design group for the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway aspect of the new pillar support method for English farmers and contributes the industry led stakeholder group for DEFRA export of veterinary products and the sheep sector pathway group. She is conference organiser for the Sheep Veterinary Society, has published a number of peer reviewed papers and co authored a book on Sheep Keeping (Small Holder Series). This was used and featured in the first series of ‘Clarkson’s Farm’.

She is currently a resident of the European College of Small Ruminant Health Management and undertaking her diploma via the alternative residency route. Phillipa helps farm a flock of sheep and helped develop a now well established farm shop with her husband and two boys on a tenanted farm in Gloucestershire.

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