Farm Gate Vets is a specialised large animal practice dedicated to providing the highest level of service to the farmers of Lancashire and Cumbria. Farm Gate Vets was formed by merging the farm divisions of Bay Vets in Lancaster with Highgate Vets in Kendal and more recently Sedbergh Vets. We now have a team of dedicated farm vets, with more than 100 years of experience between them. At Farm Gate Vets, our aim is to provide farmers with an exceptional service at a competitive price. We are always happy to discuss our services with new and existing clients. Please telephone us or come and see us at one of our branches.

Jim McKinstry and Mark Stott, Directors

Jim McKinstry , Mark Stott and  Andrew Rutherford

Directors of Farm Gate Vets


We offer an out of hours service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Telephone: Lancaster 01524 60006 or Kendal 015395 67899    



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Work Experience - we welcome students over the age of 16 or currently at vet college, who are interested in becoming farm veterinary surgeons, with a genuine interest in large animal surgery and working with farm business clients.  Please contact Carol Curwen, as above. Please note, we do not currently employ nurses, or take on students for nursing or animal care work experience.


TB Testing - As you may be aware, AHVLA are no longer allocating TB tests. These are now being completed by XL Farmcare. Farm Gate Vets are sub-contractors for XL Farmcare and will continue to carry out TB tests for all of our clients. For further information, please see our June newsletter.

Equine - with effect from the 1st January 2015 Farm Gate Vets will no longer provide veterinary Equine cover.



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