Having in the past had vets who had very poor communication skills and getting information was like pulling teeth! We now have vets who have very good people skills, they give information freely and keep us informed at all times. We have an excellent relationship with all of our vets, this comes when your practice is not too big and your customers have names not numbers. We are very grateful we made the move to The Cow Vets.
whole herd health insurance
Offering farmers peace of mind when it comes to the health and welfare of your most important asset for $1/cow/month excl gst.
We offer a veterinary herd health plan that aims to reduce your overall animal health costs through
What do our clients think?
We have been using the herd insurance scheme for the last 4 years. Like any insurance it provides us with piece of mind whether we are on or off the farm as we instruct our staff to contact Cow Vets if they are uncertain in any way what the correct course of action should be in attending to a problem. This may be a simple discussion over the phone or organising a visit. We have found the welfare of our stock through this scheme has improved through more timely intervention by both us and our staff.
236 ha in Matamata, milking 700 cows.
Included in Herd Health Insurance package:
All routine & emergency veterinary time charges* during the following times Monday to Friday;
7.00am to 9.00pm 1st July – 30th September -Including Saturday & Sunday
8.00am to 5.30pm 1st October – 30th June excludes Saturdays & Sunday
* For example
+ All vaccinations for herd health insurance clients are heavily discounted as part of our preventative health strategy
A flat visit + mileage fee will be charged for each farm visit call out.
Not included in the package
After-hours emergency calls. These are between the times of:
9.00pm to 6.00am 1st July – 30th September - Monday to Sunday
5.30 pm to 8.00am 1st October -30th June
Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday & Sunday.
Veterinary time for afterhours treatments will be charged based on a dicounted hourly rate. Afterhours mileage charges will be at the same rate as the daily visit.
Restricted or over the counter medicines or products used in the treatment of any animals, materials such as syringes & needles, vaccinations & laboratory fees will be charged in addition to the monthly fee.
The insurance package does not cover services provided by veterinarians not employed by The Cow Vets, specialist veterinary care or outside contractors/consultants fees. Veterinary treatment of companion animals belonging to clients is not covered by this agreement.