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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 - May 2016: Junior Club

So your baby dog or cat is growing into a teenager. Well, junior pets have their very own specific dietary needs and ongoing attention to preventive health. You may also need advice on behaviour and will almost certainly be thinking about spaying or castration. Our Nurse-led Junior Club will provide you with a wealth of information and advice to help you best care for hormonal youngsters.

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, Senior Pet Club, Diabetes Club, Rabbit Club and Small Furry Club. They are all FREE OF CHARGE and give you a great opportunity to develop a relationship with someone at your surgery. 

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 May 2016 - Olly

Olly is one gorgeous pet but managed to get himself into some serious trouble by not being choosy enough about what he should be eating. What may have been a simple problem turned out to be a far more serious cause of tummy ache, vomiting and illness. See if you can work out what was wrong with Olly.

We see many types of gastro-intestinal disorders. Tummy problems are probably the 2nd most common reason why pets are presented for diagnosis and treatment. A significant number of these turn out to be something more than a simple infection, where we need to do more tests to get to the bottom of the problem.

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.