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About Us

St David’s Game Bird Services is the largest independent game bird veterinary practice, with over 20 vets operating across 15 practice branches covering the U.K. and Ireland. Our experienced and dedicated team of vets and field services personnel offer the highest standard of care for pheasants, partridge and grouse during every stage of the animal’s development. We offer veterinary support in breeding, layer and hatchery management, throughout rear and onto release as well as offering advice on bio security and welfare legislation.   

We believe in providing a holistic, ‘hands-on’ and evidence based approach, accommodating both small and large hatcheries, rearers and shoots. We aim to provide clients with health care programmes tailored to the individual needs and requirements, focusing on preventative measures and health planning with regular site visits and routine monitoring where required.

Our expert team of veterinary surgeons are led by senior partners, Richard Turner and Alan Beynon. With over thirty years experience in poultry medicine and eighteen years catering for game clients, they have gathered a wealth of industry knowledge and continue to develop innovative solutions to help clients achieve better results. In 2018, Dr Kenny Nutting joined the Board of Directors as Game Director.

We are committed to the sustainability of the game sector, and have a keen role in providing the game bird health advice to key organisations to help tackle industry challenges. St David’s Game Bird Services is one of the leading practices developing innovative and practical solutions to control the use of antibiotics in game bird farming. 

To find out more about our individual vets, please visit the team page.  The veterinary team are supported by our Field Service staffOffice team and Dispensary staff.

Whilst head office is near Exeter, Devon,  St David’s Game Bird Services has national coverage across the U.K. and Ireland. Our additional practice bases are location at Bampton, Fonthill, Wem, Leominster, Northleach, Northallerton, Penrith, Midlothian, Newark, Cambridge, Ballymena, Dungannon, Monaghan and Newcastle West. This national coverage allows us to provide a local and responsive service. For more information on the location of these bases, visit the ‘contact us’ page.