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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 & Cheshire. Our team of Vets provide a sensitive, competitively priced, approachable service for animals and pets at our Veterinary Practices in LeighBoltonHindley and Sale.

November 2020

Welcome to Lockdown 2. Be assured that we will, to the best of our ability, provide a service for you and your pets for emergencies and for the supply of essential medicines, but we are assessing the situation on a daily basis, as we are sure you are. In general, the higher the local community viral infection statistics the more careful we have to be and the more restrictions will be in place. Please read this page on Coronavirus which gives all the relevant information if your pet needs to be seen, if you need medication, if you need advice or if you need to call to the surgery. We will update this page regularly, as well as releasing information on social media. Stay well and best wishes to you all.

Earlier this year we launched our 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.

You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments, order repeat prescriptions and contact any of the staff with questions. Please be patient. We will will deal with all requests.

Emergency Service Provision

The current and changing coronavirus restrictions means we have made many  changes in the nature, timing and way we are able to provide a service. We still have may staff furloughed are are currently operating from 3 sites. See our Covid-19 page for full and regularly updated information regarding service provision. We are open at Leigh, Bolton and Sale for urgent cases and medication. Please enquire as we are able to help most clients with their pets’ needs.

We are working reduced hours with reduced staffing. We are doing our upmost to provide the best level of modified service we can. Sometimes this may include chargeable remote consultations so the Veterinary Surgeon can give advice and/or prescribe medication.

Please be patient with us and treat our wonderful staff with the respect they deserve; They are trying their very best to help you and your animals, but we cannot and will not tolerate any form of abuse towards our staff. Please remember they are putting themselves at risk to keep the practice open and provide a service to our local communities. The vast majority of our clients, from all four of our surgeries, have been fully understanding and we are very grateful for that.

Veterinary HPM Diet

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 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?

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 kidney disease, urinary tract problems, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, pancreatitis, obesity, skin conditions 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, Bethany Ripley. Beth is a local lass and qualified from Edinburgh University earlier this year, joining us in the summer of 2020. Beth first came to us as a school pupil, gaining work experience at the Sale Surgery, with a great desire to become a Veterinary Surgeon. During her time at University she did extra mural studies with us and we couldn’t let her go when she graduated. She will be a regular face at Leigh and Bolton Surgeries. If you haven’t already met Bethany we are sure you will be delighted when you do.

We are astounded by how well all our staff have adapted to and are coping during the pandemic (in difficult Covid secure working conditions), especially those new to Vetcare and the profession. We are really proud of them all.

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

Our current Star Patient, Summer, has probably been to see us more than most patients during the course of the latter part of 2019, and into 2020, and we hope she will continue to do so for a long time to come. Have a look to see how loved she is by her super owners and how much we have been 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.

Backhome Minichips

It is 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.

The BackHome bio-glass mini chips are suitable for use in many species such as dogs, cats, horses or even snakes. They are a versatile and reliable option that causes minimal discomfort to the animal. Just one application/implant for a lifetime of protection. BackHome provides 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.

If you have a new puppy it will almost certainly already be chipped, as Breeders have to ensure this prior to selling them to you.

So what are you waiting for – come and have your Backhome, Biotec Microchip fitted for only £12.50Call to make an appointment with the Nurse or ask the Vet when you are next at the Surgery.