G Shepherd Animal Health
G Shepherd Animal Health was started with a desire by dairy farmer’s son and Vet, Graham Shepherd MRCVS to pioneer the control and eradication of Johnes disease on UK cattle farms. Grahams ambition to learn and deliver correct educated advice to his customers lead him to North America to study the methods employed by North American Veterinarians in their fight against this profit diminishing & cruel disease.
Before diverting from general practice in 2008, Graham built up an reputation as one of the UK’s leading bovine veterinarians. For those of you who don’t know Graham very well he is extremely no nonsense in his attitude, with forthright views on how the veterinary and animal health supply industry’s obligation should primarily be focused on what is best for the health and welfare of the animal, and so improving the farmers wellbeing as well!
Commencing business in 2008, G Shepherd Animal Health led the UK dairy industry into unchartered territory, and brought to market the industry leading Dairy Tech range of milk and colostrum pasteurisers. Now the UK dairy industry has awoke to the severity of Johnes disease, and the use of pasteurisation of both milk and colostrum has become recognized and established as best practice in breaking the risk of disease transmission from one generation to the next, throughout the calf rearing period.
Business and animal health continues to evolve and Graham’s current focus within the business is in the innovation and development of the G Shepherd Animal Health portfolio of products. Innovation will drive on-going success and we will build on the success of our own calf health products including the industry leading range of First Thirst colostrum supplements and electrolyte therapies.
The year on year growth achieved within the business has built a solid platform enabling business expansion and further development within our own product portfolio.