Articles & Info
Listed below are some of the local companies and specialist organisations which we use. We do not make any promises about their services, although we only list ones which we consider provide good quality and value for money.
British Alpaca Society 0845 331 2468 www.bas-uk.com
This is a useful organisation to belong to if you intend breeding alpacas. There are local groups – in Leighton Buzzard we are on the edge of several, although officially in the Heart of England area. The groups organise talks, shows and social events all of which are worth attending if you wnat to learn more about alpacas.
General Care and assistance
Kirstie Wilde, K W Animal Services 07748 613771 email@example.com
Kirstie used to work for a major alpaca breeder and now works independently providing the full range of help and support inlcuding house sitting, shearing, toe nail cutting, injections and help with anything which requires an extra pair of hands.
Feedstuff and miscellaneous equipment:
Dennes Country Stores, Dollar Farm, Leighton Road, Soulbury, LU7 0JH 01525 270211 www.dennecountrystores.co.uk
Alpaca Care www.alpacacare.co.uk
Homestead Farm Supplies (Mail order service) 01525 713188 www.homesteadfarmsupplies.co.uk
Peter Aitken, Westpoint Veterinary Group, 01296 410021www.westpointfarmvets.co.uk
We think Peter is one of the best alpaca vets in the area. He gained experience in New Zealand before he came to this country and we can thoroughly receommend him.
Claire Whitehead, Camelid Veterinary Services. 07769 271506www.ukalpacavet.com
Claire Whitehead is one of a very few vets int his country who specailises in camelids and is incredibly knowledgable. She also runs very good training courses on e.g. birthing alpacas. If you have a problem which your local vet cannot resolve she is happy to work with them to provide specialist supprt.
Harding and Michael, 83 Hockliffe Road, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 3FL 01525 377105
Our local vets who have a large animal section and are happy to deal with alpacas.
Wendover Heights Veterinary Services, Tring Road, halton, Aylesbury 01296 623439 www.whvc.co.uk
Wendover Heights has an equine section who can provide support to alpaca owners
Towcester Vets Equine Section 01327 811007 http://towcester-vets.co.uk/equine/
We have used the Towcester Vets plasma service and found them very caring and efficient.
Sandra Scott, 01763 242724
Jay Holland, Pure Alpacas, Torsend House, Main Road, Tirley, GL19 4EU www.purealpacas.co.uk01452 780327
Jeff Coleman 01525 405415
Vale Stables: Welford on Avon, Warwickshire 01789 766533 www.valestables.com
Camelid Dynamics training (a specialist approach to alpaca handling)
Jay Holland, Pure Alpacas, http://www.purealpacas.co.uk/ 01452 780327
BAS organise most of the shows in the UK and further details can be obtained from their web site. One is organised by a consortium of some of the major breeders in the UK – The Futurity.www.britishalpacafuturity.com
Alpaca magazine is the quarterly publication from BAS and free to all members.
Alpaca World is an independent magazine also published quarterly by Classical Publishing. Editor Rachel Hebditch. tel 01884 243579