Farm Animals


We are your local veterinary practice here to provide quality care for all your farm animals. Our veterinary care is based on traditional farm visits to examine and treat animals together with whole herd health programmes, as prevention of disease is the main objective.

Our practice started in 1967 primarily as a large animal practice when Glanmire was a much more rural area than it is today. Current partners, Bill Cashman and PJ O'Driscoll, are working together since 1983 and have developed the practice in line with the changes in farming over the last two decades.

Our goal is to provide you with the necessary tools to profit from the production of healthy and well-cared for animals. The traditional 'on call' service for individual animals is an integral part of our veterinary practice and we are committed to maintaining that service.

We have also always supported and encouraged the use of 'whole farm health programmes'. We help each farmer so that each programme fits into the normal working pattern of your individual farm and get the best return on investment from blood tests, vaccines and other disease-prevention strategies.
Sheep - Farm animals at Cashman and O'Driscoll Vets, Glanmire, Cork

We support the concept and objectives of Animal Health Ireland and are constantly incorporating the latest scientific information for inclusion in our advisory work.

Bill Cashman is a member of the technical working group Bovine Johnes Disease which was set-up to develop a national control strategy for this disease. PJ O'Driscoll has been instrumental in facilitating workshops on herd health in the Cork region. Kenneth Crowley brings another dimension from his experience in large animal practice in the UK where local veterinary practices address farmer discussion groups.

Sheep - Farm animals at Cashman and O'Driscoll Vets, Glanmire, Cork

While the practice has adapted and grown with the changes in commercial agriculture, we also attend an increasing number of 'large animals' kept either on hobby farms, or sport horses, and where the 'herd/flock' may be any one of a goat, sheep or chicken!

Our vets have expertise in disease control, herd health planning, pharmacology and the latest surgery techniques. In addition, our on-site diagnostic facilities and access to up-to-date laboratories mean that you get the most value from our input on your farm.

So if you were thinking about, interested in, or just curious about herd health programmes, or any other animal health matter, just pick up the phone and call us on 021 482 1243.

For more information on large animal health and disease control in Ireland visit Animal Health Ireland and the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine websites.