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Welcome to Vetcare Ltd

A small animal companion-care Veterinary Practice with dedicated and qualified staff who put the health and care of your loved pets and client care first.

Vetcare Ltd is dedicated to the treatment and welfare of small animals at our Surgeries in Lancashire. Our team of Vets provide a sensitive, competitively priced, approachable service for animals and pets at our Veterinary Practices in LeighBolton, and Hindley.

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July 2024

At last the weather is starting to pick up and walking outside is far more enjoyable – be careful if it is too warm though.

For dogs (and some cats) all those tree and grass pollen allergies (atopy) are starting to show themselves. Come and see us if your little one is nibbling their paws, rubbing their ears / eyes or have developed a rash on their bellies. Do please also keep on top of regular flea and worm control. Fleas are an all year round problem and prevention of infestation is far better than trying to clear it, and the main reason we worm our pets is to protect humans (public health).

Later next year it becomes compulsory for cats to to be microchipped (already the case for dogs). We offer high quality microchips for £15 – please contact us to arrange an appointment with the nurse to have a chip fitted. It also means if your pet goes missing and is found, you can quickly be reunited.

Did you know we have a Pet Care Plan for Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens and Rabbits, with monthly instalments for all preventive health needs for all pets, and a set of discounts on services and products. Please enquire.

XL Bully Ban Information Page

We have many clients who own XL Bullys and we have many requests for information. The above page should be helpful in the first instance and email us with any other questions you may have.

Service Provision

We have a modern digital phone system which will greatly assist us and you in meeting your needs. Remember that you can also make use of email for enquiries, repeat medications and for appointment booking. We are open for all our usual Veterinary Services so please get in touch as you need, and make use of the links above to register, make appointment or order repeat prescriptions.

Please be patient and treat our  staff with respect; we have a zero tolerance policy on any form of abuse towards our staff. Sometimes it can be busier than we anticipated due to seeing unforeseen emergencies. Please also remember that all staff follow the Practice’s rules and protocols; they don’t make them up. Our constant endeavour is to ensure the health and welfare of all the animals committed to our care. We are also employers, and have a duty to care for our people in a way that enables them to perform their work to the best of their abilities – this includes dedication to continual professional development and pastoral support.

Veterinary HPM Diet

We are often asked for advice on the best food to feed your pets, and our staff are happy to answer questions about the modern world of processed food, wet food, dry foods, gluten free food and RAW diets.

For the optimal health of your pet we stock Virbac Veterinary HPM Diets. In our opinion this food is better than any other pet food: Nutritionally better, superiorly manufactured and excellent value for money. What you feed your pet is the most important thing that contributes to their health, beyond lifestyle and preventative medicine.You probably take a lot of care with what you eat – why not give the same consideration to your pets?

We have 10% discount on the HPM Range for all pets signed up on our Health Plan.

We also stock the HPM range of prescription diets – carefully formulated to support specific conditions in dogs and cats – including allergies, kidney disease, urinary tract problems, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, pancreatitis, obesity, skin conditions, heart disease and animals recovering from surgery.

An holistic approach to dealing with any illness is important, and central to this is appropriate nutrition. Please contact us for more information on HPM food, or need any other advice on nutrition.

Staff News

Welcome to our new Veterinary Surgeon, Floriane Ojeil. Floriane is French and graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, USAMV of Cluj-Napoca in Romania in 2021. She has worked in France then more recently in Farnworth, and has chosen us to further develop her medicine and surgical skills. Floriane started in September 2022, and has fitted in immediately. She already has clients asking for her personally, and get on great with all of the staff. We are so lucky to have found her and hope she has a fufilling career here at Vetcare.

We are proud of all of our staff, who try to deliver exceptional service even during difficult times (like the covid period). We have some great Veterinary Surgeons, Nurses and Reception staff supported by an excellent Practice Manager and the Office crew.

As a Practice we are accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Find out what that means for you and your pet.

Star Patient

Summer, was our last Star Patient before the pandemic started. Have a look to see how loved she was by her super owners and how much we were able to help her recover from and cope with her multiple problems.

Advances in Veterinary Medicine means that we can often offer your pets the same level of investigations and treatments as are offered in Human Medicine and we have explored options to the fullest with lovable Summer. There are always options for investigation and treatment plans and our Vets will always go through these with you.

Most cases that we see are interesting and for many patients we manage to save or extend lives along with ensuring an excellent quality of life. We like to choose a case at intervals to tell you about. If you have a pet that you would like to be a ‘Star’ then please contact us.

Avid FriendChips

It is compulsory for all dogs to be fitted with a microchip. From 10th June 2024 it will also be compulsory for Cats.

The AVID FriendChip is a high quality, professional product using a custom made Monoject syringe. The all-in-one syringe features a high quality ISO standard MicroChip with anti-migratory coating, to help minimise the chances of migration. The MicroChips are pre-loaded in sharp, double-cut bevelled edge, stainless steel needles in a sterilised package ready-to-use. We also provide lifelong registration on PETtrac, a reunification database that is dedicated to reuniting missing pets with their owners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

ISo what are you waiting for – come and have your FriendChip fitted for only £15Call to make an appointment with the Nurse or ask the Vet when you are next at the Surgery.