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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.

Spring 2016

2016 is fast becoming a great year at Vetcare Ltd and we hope you and you pets are having a healthy time. In March we welcomed Rachel Watkinson to our superb team of Veterinary Surgeons. See our Spring Newsletter to meet Rachel and other new Staff members.

Also find out about a range of special offers we have available and learn all about our new Veterinary Hyperpremium (HPM) diet range for dogs and cats. Also learn about allergic skin conditions in our pets, senile changes in their twylight years and preventive health. Preventive health - worming, flea control and vaccination - is important all year round.

You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments and order repeat prescriptions too.

 Nurse Club of the Month - June 2016: Rabbit Club

Rabbit Awareness Week is June 18th to 26th. We are dedicating the whole of June to bunnies including FREE health checks with the Veterinary Surgeon, DISCOUNTS on Vaccines, Preventive Products & Food and our FREE RABBIT CLUB with our Nurses; designed to help you and the family learn all you need to know about rabbit health and welfare. What should you feed your rabbit? What shouldn't you feed them? How do you prevent fly-strike? How do you spot signs of disease and what vaccines should they have? Do rabbits need a friend?

See our rabbit special newsletter for more information.

Bring your children along and go home with a FREE pack of goodies and information booklet. A great opportunity to get them used to coming to the surgery for a positive experience where you can ask lots of questions and develop a relationship with one of our Nurses who will always be there then to offer you advice in the future should you need it.

Our Nurses also run Clubs for new Kittens and Puppies, Overweight Pets, an Arthritis Club, Junior and Senior Pet Clubs, Diabetes Club, and Small Furry Club. They are all FREE OF CHARGE. Ring or Email for an appointment.

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 is 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

Neil Taylor is retiring as a Director of Vetcare at the end of June 2016. He will continue to work as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Practice for the foreseeable future - on a part time and locum basis (so regular days each week and covering holidays and so on), so it isn't 'au revoir' we hope for quite some time. Neil has been with Vetcare since 1988 and now wishes to devote more time to his lovely wife.Vivienne, and to do a bit more exploring and travelling. Much more about Neil in due course.

We are also recruiting an additional two Veterinary Surgeons and Nurses to join the team. 

Watch this space to find out more about staff news and check regularly to see what employment opportunities we have. If you are interested in a Veterinary Career find out more on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website

Star Patient June 2016 - Charlie

Charlie is one gorgeous pet who has been living in remission from cancer for almost 2 years. He is on monthly trips to the vets nowadays and has coped very well with investigations and chemotherapy to the extent that his is living a normal quality of life quite happily.

We see many types of Cancer and even more 'lumps' that aren't cancerous at all. Early diagnosis and treatment is the key to being succesful with cancer management and there is a tremendous amount we can do to be helpful. Any concerns - make an appointment to see on of our Veterinary Surgeons.

Whenever we have an interesting or special case we will try and make then 'famous' by publishing their story on these pages. If you think your pet has had heroic treatment or surgery, or if you have another interesting tale to tell, then let us know

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.

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.