Avian Services

At Manor Court Veterinary Centre we have extensive knowledge of avian medicine from large commercial flocks to racing pigeons, game birds and backyard poultry. Poultry consultations are provided by Richard Nolan, the Manor Court small animal vet, or alternatively, our colleagues from Poultry Health Services, who are based at the practice.

Racing Pigeons

We offer pigeon fanciers a full range of diagnostic services at our practice in Cheshire. Based at our veterinary centre in Tarvin, we carry out consultations and laboratory examination of submitted samples brought into the practice or sent by post/courier.

We offer scheduled consultations for full history gathering, bird examination and where necessary can perform Trichomonas swabbing, blood sampling and faecal sample examination. Visits can also be arranged for in-depth consultations, diagnosis and routine annual health planning during rest season.

All work carried out is fully explained and priced prior to the start of work, so please contact us on 01829 740216 for further information.

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Backyard & Pet Poultry

Consultations & first-line treatment available to all pet poultry species. These services are similar to those for other pet animals, but we also have access to poultry-only vets from Poultry Health Services (PHS), who can provide additional advice & support where necessary.

Please contact our practice at Tarvin on 01829 740216 to arrange an appointment. Please note that all consultations must take place between 3-5.30pm and should be made as far in advance as possible, as the PHS vets visit commercial poultry sites during the day.


Commercial Poultry & Gamebird services

All commercial poultry and game bird services are now provided by Poultry Health Services (PHS), a national veterinary poultry practice, working only with commercial poultry and gamebirds.

In 2019, PHS began providing services to Manor Court Clients and opened a new practice at the Manor Court Veterinary Centre. The practice team consists of local poultry vets, Alex Royden and William Ingham, supported by an administration team located at Manor Court.  PHS Tarvin is our northwest hub, with Alex and Will also looking after our Preston and Shrewsbury practices.

PHS has 19 poultry vets in 10 practices across the country providing veterinary services for many areas of commercial poultry including  broiler chickens, turkeys, laying hens, breeding flocks, hatcheries, and gamebirds. PHS also has specialist avian practices in Howton and Leominster in Hereford, Sutton Bonington near Loughborough, Sheriff Hutton near York and Penicuik near Edinburgh.

All PHS clients receive a number of benefits which are unique to our company. Amongst the services we offer are:

Digiflock System – our in-house, online bespoke clinical recording system which can be accessed by the client from home.

Lab Services – we have two labs (Sheriff Hutton and Penicuik) which have state of the art accredited facilities and report 7 days a week. They provide a ‘one stop’ service for all your veterinary laboratory needs, including Salmonella testing. Please visit www.biobest.co.uk for more information.

24/7 On-Call – access to experienced poultry vets 365 days a year with no extra out-of-hours charges.

Online Training – our online training courses allow clients and their staff access to a number of courses which are accredited by Poultec and the BEIC (for egg producers) that can be completed from home. Please visit www.farmiq.co.uk for more information.

Supplements – we have produced our own range of supplements which are designed to promote bird health (leaflets included).

Farmacy – our online system for ordering vaccines.  This can be accessed out-of-hours making it more convenient for you. Please visit www.farmacy.co.uk for more information.


The PHS commercial team works to obtain the best prices for medicines, vaccines and supplements, which helps us offer competitively priced goods and services. Please let us know if you would like us to quote for products or services for you.

At our practice in Tarvin, post mortem examinations will be available by appointment. Please call 01829 740639 to book an appointment. If you require a site visit, please call this number to make arrangements.  During evenings, weekends and bank holidays a local poultry vet will be on call to deal with emergencies and can be contacted 24/7 on our dedicated poultry line – 01829 740639.

For more information, please visit www.poultryhealthservices.com, email barton@poultryhealthservices.com or call the practice on 01829 740639.