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How to Join and Information for Members

Our SAC Consulting Veterinary Services have operated a network of veterinary diagnostic laboratories throughout Scotland for many years. Close links have been forged between our vets, farmers and vets in practice throughout Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales.

We have a team of vets with considerable practical experience of cattle diseases and we believe we can provide you with the best advice available.

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Guidance information for your Vet.

How Does The Scheme Work?

The Scheme aims to:

  • Eliminate specific diseases from cattle herds on a national scale
  • Provide breeding cattle of Certified Health Status.
  • Prevent the introduction of specific diseases to herds free of disease.
  • Maintain freedom from specific diseases through proactive prevention and control

Each disease has a testing programme with rules and conditions. Your vet collects relevant samples and certifies that bio-security/ herd conditions are met. PCHS will issue certificates once the herd has been shown to be free of the disease. Our preferred sample for testing is Red Tops (serum) for all PCHS testing. We can no longer test pooled samples for BVD virus by PCR on heparinised samples.

Most Breed Societies require animals to be tested and 'Health Status' declared for these major endemic diseases. Access their websites via our Breed Societies Links page.

How To Join

Please discuss the scheme with your vet. To enrol, simply download and complete the PCHS Application Form sign and send to us. If you are interested in Bovine TB Herd Accreditation please click here for details

Information for Herdsure Members who have joined PCHS

Membership and Testing Fees

Annual PCHS membership is priced per herd and is a competitive rate each year whether you are testing for just one or as many as four diseases. Please see Price List for testing fees. You will be invoiced directly by us.


Find answers to some frequently asked questions.

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Address: SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, Greycrook, St Boswells TD6 0EQ

Telephone: 01835 822456

Fax: 01835 823643


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