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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.

Autumn is coming!

We hope you have all enjoyed the summer and had lots of fun with your pets - big or small. As the summer wanes the beauty of Autumn will soon be upon us. For those of you with small people, as well as small pets, we hope the return to school runs smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in due course.

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. Our latest newsletter will be published soon so watch out for it and the wealth of information therein. 

You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments and order repeat prescriptions. Don't forget, 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 pet's needs.

Nurse Club of the Month - Sept 2017 - Puppy Club

We can help with everything from choosing a puppy to suit your family and lifestyle, to ensuring you know everything you need to know to care for them properly. Book a FREE appointment with one of our registered Veterinary Nurses, so we can meet your puppy and discuss early training, preventive health, feeding, insurance, neutering etc., and answer all of your questions. A bag of freebies and various discounts also come with Puppy Club Membership. A great opportunity to meet our team!

It is Puppy Awareness Week from the 4th to 10th September. We have chosen Puppy Club this month in support of the Kennel Clubs Campaign.

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 vaccinations, post-operative examinations and so on. They do far more in the Practice than you might think, far more than being a Veterinary Surgeon's assistant!

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 welcome Phil Carlon to Vetcare as our new Maintenance Supervisor. Phil was a self-employed painter, decorator and general handyman for many years so has lots of skills he can utilise around the Surgeries. He lives in Golborne with his wife, he has 3 daughters, 2 Labradors and 2 Staffordshire bull terriers. Welcome to the Vetcare team and we hope you settle into your new role very soon!

A fond farewell was given to Ryan, Phil's predecessor, who has relocated with his family to Cornwall. He will be missed but we hope Ryan, Kerri-Anne and their 'on the way' baby all the best in their new life. 

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 September 2017

Poppy came into our Hindley Surgery with a skin tumour very close to her eye. Skin tumours can be anything from harmless to life-limiting and some can be difficult to remove depending on their position. Read more to see how we looked after Poppy, including making her stay at the surgery as pleasant as possible.

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.

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.