Tommy the Vet

Tommy Heffernan AKA Tommy the Vet is an independent veterinary consultant working with Nettex. Tommy spent 16 years in general mixed practice in Co Wicklow Ireland. He has spent the last three years working as a veterinary consultant; during this time he spent 16 months working as animal health specialist with the Irish Farmers Journal, where he covered all areas of animal health. His focus and passion are around animal health and the communication of best practice. Tommy has a personal interest in backyard poultry husbandry and medicine. 

"We've always had backyard poultry at home so I've grown up with them and I have always been interested in their welfare and health" Says Tommy.

(Photo: Phill Doyle)