Biobest Laboratories Ltd

HiHealth Flockcare Team

To contact the HiHealth Herdcare team please email, or call 0131 440 2628 (Edinburgh Office), 01856 878293 (Orkney Office).

Farm Animal Manager

David Kay BSc (Hons) MSc

David graduated from The University of Edinburgh with an honours degree in Agricultural Science (Animal Science) in 1999. From a beef and dairy farming background he retains involvement with the family units. Before joining Biobest as the full-time Cattle Health Scheme Manager in September 2006 he spent several years working in agricultural consultancy and rural development projects. David is the first point of contact for advice on HiHealth Herdcare membership and testing requirements.


Veterinary Staff

Rebecca Mearns, MA VetMB CertSHP MRCVS (Veterinary Adviser)

Rebecca joined Biobest as Senior Veterinary Advisor in January 2015 to work within the HiHealth Herdcare cattle team but also with a wider remit to offer advice and expertise across the board on ruminants (cattle, sheep and goats). Before starting her role at Biobest Rebecca was a Veterinary Investigation Officer at Penrith Veterinary Investigation Centre and prior to that worked in a similar role at SAC Edinburgh after having started out in general veterinary practice. She is also a member of the Sheep Veterinary Society and the Goat Veterinary Society.  She represented SVS on the Sheep Health and Welfare Group (SHAWG) for several years, is an external member of the Small Ruminant Expert Group of the Animal and Plant Health Agency (formerly AHVLA) and keeps her own small flock of sheep.