Cassandra Longhi

DVM MSc PhD MRCVS

Cass qualified in Italy in 2010 and after a few years spent in Scotland studying for postgraduate degrees in the subjects of veterinary parasitology, immunology and vaccine development, left her adoptive Edinburgh for a move to North Devon. Here she spent the next 6 years at a farm only veterinary practice, honing her farm clinical skills and enjoying lambing time especially – you can’t beat the thrill of baby lambs landing in your arms! In this job Cass also started a Camelid Health Club and was a trusted member of the sheep clinical team – without forgetting the many dairy and beef cows. In Devon Cass acquired two whippets and started a family, before a move to the opposite end of the British Isles in 2020, back to Orkney where her husband hails from. She still works in clinical practice and hopes to be able to infect many sheep farmers with her passion for preventative medicine and flock health, in between boat trips to other isles for routine work and the busy spring calving season. The beach is never too far away, and many farms enjoy spectacular views over cliffs and open sea, which make the work that bit more enjoyable. In her spare time Cass is found playing and reading with her children, knitting and trying to develop her own line of hand dyed, all British wool yarn.

Latest articles by Cassandra Longhi

Preventing infection in your flock: the importance of biosecurity for smallholders
Farm animal
Preventing infection in your flock: the importance of biosecurity for smallholders
What is biosecurity and why is it important? More importantly, is it relevant to your smallholding, even if you only have a few animals? Yes, biosecurity is (or should be) very relevant to any animal keeper. Even if your…
September 12, 2022 • 7 shares
Why British beef is more environmentally friendly than you might think
Environment
Why British beef is more environmentally friendly than you might think
Gases collectively known as Green House Gases (GHG) are responsible for climate change; the main ones are carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxide and F-gases. How does agriculture – livestock farming - contribute GH…
August 29, 2022 • 7 shares
Extensive vs intensive: why not all animal farming is the same
Animal Welfare
Extensive vs intensive: why not all animal farming is the same
We hear a lot on the news about the impacts of different industries on the environment. But increasingly, all animal farming is lumped together as if it was one monolithic system - the truth, as farm vet Dr Cassandra Lon…
July 9, 2022 • 15 shares
Trade deals and animal welfare - what's the problem?
Animal Welfare
Trade deals and animal welfare - what's the problem?
There has been considerable news coverage recently of the trade deals that the UK is starting to roll out following Brexit. And of the changes that these will mean for British consumers and producers. This is exemplified…
June 28, 2022 • 1 shares
How to lamb a ewe - 7 Top Tips
Farm animal
How to lamb a ewe - 7 Top Tips
Back in the autumn when the tups went in, lambing seemed a really long way away. All of a sudden, we look at the calendar and lambing is getting closer. Do you feel prepared? Whether you are a seasoned shepherd or a budd…
April 4, 2022 • 37 shares
Why do so many sheep limp?
Animal Welfare
Why do so many sheep limp?
Exploring the countryside, walking near fields of livestock happily munching on lush grass without an (apparent) care in the world is a very enjoyable hobby. Public footpaths and bridleways offer beautiful scenery and la…
March 4, 2022 • 86 shares
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