Specialist veterinary expertise for alpacas and llamas, across the UK and Europe

Welcome to Camelid Veterinary Services

We are the only Specialist vet practice offering veterinary services for alpacas and llamas in the UK and Europe.

We don’t intend to be your primary care vet, but aim to be there to provide back-up support to your local vets when your animals need help, and do the specialist things that your vet may need assistance with, or may not be able to do. Our ultimate goal is to help you have a healthy and productive herd.

We have a purpose-built clinic for clinical case referrals, but we also travel – anywhere! In addition, we also offer laboratory services catering specifically for the needs of camelids, training on all aspects of Camelid health and offer a One-Stop Camelid Shop catering for all your Camelid health needs.

We believe in improving the health and welfare of camelids, through everything that we do.

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.

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I took three of my alpacas to see Claire, two of them to have their teeth trimmed and one to check on his health because he was loosing condition. Claire and the team did a brilliant job diagnosing and I am pleased to say my boy is feeling so much better now after a week of treatment. Thank you so much for the service you provided at your fantastic camelid facilities.

Ted & Bessie Alpaca

Every member of the CVS team offers an extremely high level of expertise and customer care. Having Claire and the team on hand not only gives us peace of mind but it also allows our vet to tap into the service on the rare occasions that they might need some extra help or advice.

Nigel Beckwith, Herts Alpacas

I wanted to let you know that Fine Design had her pregnancy spit off yesterday and gave two very convincing spits! I am delighted and so incredibly grateful to you for your expertise and help, having believed she was effectively infertile. I will behaviour test again and scan her after 45 days.

As I mentioned, she’s not one of my ‘top quality’ females, but she is a gentle, sweet girl who loves the cria and I know she will adore her own.

Thank you again for making us both very happy. Having travelled from Cumbria, it was worth every mile!

Amanda Bell, Florens Alpacas
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