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Welcome to Vetcare Ltd

A dedicated, small animal companion-care Veterinary Practice

Vetcare Ltd is dedicated to the treatment and welfare of small animals in Lancashire & Cheshire. Our team of Vets provide a sensitive, competitively priced, approachable service for animals and pets at our veterinary practices in Leigh, Bolton, Hindley and Sale.

Winter is on the way

Now we have the scary fireworks and dangerous bonfires out of the way, Christmas is coming (so is winter!). Watch out in December for all of our ideas to help you treat your pets at Christmas time. And we will also have plenty of advice for caring for your pets in the colder months, and ensuring safety for your pets at Christmas.

We are soon going to be launching all-inclusive packages for new kittens and puppies and a scheme with monthly instalments for all preventive health needs, twice annual health checks and discounts on neutering and other treatment requirements.We also have a monthly credit scheme for those facing expensive treatments that may be more affordable if paid in instalments. please ask at Reception.

 In the meantime, please enjoy the wealth of information available on our website, and like us on Facebook to keep current with all that is happening at Vetcare.  

You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments and order repeat prescriptions. You can also contact any of our staff by email by following the links on our staff pages, they will be more than happy to assist with your needs.

Nurse Club of the Month - November 2017 - Senior Pet

We don’t like to think that our pets are getting older, but it is important to recognise the signs and remember that some signs of ageing are not always visible. Dogs and Cats are usually seen as senior when they reach the age of 7.

It is important to keep our pets healthy and happy in their golden years and this can be done with regular checks with the vet and by visiting our registered Veterinary Nurses at Senior Club, by doing this we can spot any problems early, so they can be treated or even prevented.

Our Senior Club is free to attend and available to all our clients and their older pets at all four surgeries. Book your appointment today!

Our Nurses run a series of Clubs - for new Puppies and Kittens, Junior Pets, Senior Pets, Overweight Pets, Small Furries, Rabbits. Also a Breeders Club for those embarking on the joys of parenthood, a Diabetes Club, and an Arthritis/Pain Management Club. All our nurse led Clubs are FREE OF CHARGE. Contact us to arrange an appointment.

Veterinary Nursing is a profession in its own right, and our Nurses run clinics daily for dressing changes, physiotherapy, certain vaccinationsa and post-operative examinations etc.They do far more in the Practice than you can imagine.

Veterinary HPM Diet

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

Veterinary HPM costs about 20% less per day to feed than the best diets sold in Pet Shops and we have a great LOYALTY SCHEME  - for every 5 bags purchased get the 6th same sized bag of the same diet FREE OF CHARGE. And for new Puppies and Kittens - Buy your first bag (400g bag for kittens and 1.5 kg or 3 kg bag for puppies) - and receive your second same sized bag FREE OF CHARGE

The entire range comes with a palatability guarantee. Make a FREE appointment to see one of our Registered Veterinary Nurses to find out more.

Staff News

We have  employed a young lady to fill our Auxiliary Veterinary Nurse position at Leigh.  Her name is Emily Melling and she starts with us on Monday 9th October. Emily is on the apprentice scheme and will be working alongside our team of Registered Veterinary Nurses, supporting them and the Veterinary Surgeons in their work.

Emily lives with her mum, 16 year old sister Ellie and 4 year old springer spaniel.  Emily has recently completed a BTEC Level 2 in Animal Management at Wigan and Leigh College and will be starting the Veterinary Care Assistant course via ProCo NW.  She is very excited about her new role and is looking forward to starting work. And we are looking forward to having her - we all hope you have an amazing and educational time with us.

2017 is busy and we are recruiting a new Veterinary Surgeon to join the team. In the meantime we have one or two of our regular long term locums plugging some gaps. They are great people and exceptional Veterinary Surgeons. 

We are also currently recruiting an additional full time RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse) to join the Leigh Team.

Star Patient - November 2017

Minnie is a very special lady with some very caring and conscientious owners. She came to see us to help diagnose the exact nature of her problem and to ensure she received the most appropriate and best treatment. Do you have any idea what problems Cavaliers can potentially acquire or be born with?

For many breeds of dog and cat, there are a number of problems that they are potentially more predisposed to. It is often worth finding out more about a particular breed of dog or cat, before purchase, so you are aware of their needs, characteristics and potential health issues. 

We see many patients - some with avoidable conditions, some with easy to treat problems and others that require more major investigation and invasive treatment to cure them.

Most cases that we see are interesting and in many we manage to save or extend lives. We like to choose a case each month to tell you about. If you have a pet that you would like to be a 'Star' contact us and let us know. High quality images will be really useful too.

Your story doesn't just need to involve veterinary cases - we are also interested in other tales - who have you rescued and why? How has a pet helped you and your family?

Backhome Microchips

From April 2016 it became compulsory for all dogs to be fitted with a microchip. There are many good reasons to have this done - to help you find your lost pet, prove that they are yours and for the Pet Travel Scheme. New puppies should come with chips, but if not, we are here to help.

Our fabulous mini-chips are amongst the best available - safe, durable and much easier and less painful to place.

We can chip dogs, cats, rabbits, tortoises, larger birds - in fact most pets. So what are you waiting for - come and have your Backhome, Biotec Microchip fitted for only £12.50. Call to make an appointment with the Nurse or ask the Vet when you are next at the Surgery. It is a simple and relatively painless procedure that affords your much peace of mind. You would be amazed to know how many pets we have managed to reunite with their owners during the last few years.