We achieve our vision through continual learning and contribution at the forefront of this rapidly developing field and sharing our expertise to improve the knowledge of all those caring for camelids.
Our services are provided by Claire Whitehead, the only Recognised RCVS Specialist in Camelid Health & Production, and her team, based in South-East Oxfordshire.
Claire teaching how to take a blood sample from the jugular vein using an alpaca venipuncture model she developed in 2005 with Ben Kitchen of Alternavitae
Claire Whitehead performing a female breeding soundness exam. The female alpaca is seen cushed in Camelid Veterinary Service's own camelid-specific restraint chute. This chute means that sedation is rarely necessary for a detailed examination.
Claire performing abdominal ultrasound on an alpaca
Another intravenous catheter successfully placed
Strongyle eggs as viewed under the microscope - from an actual faecal sample.
A 4 month old cria with blocked nasolacrimal ducts. These can be easily flushed clear under sedation.
Approximately 60 day old foetus identified on transrectal ultrasonography. The whole foetus appears in longitudinal section and this foetus can be aged based on the caliper measurements shown across the skull.