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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.

Summer 2016

Thus far 2016 is a great year at Vetcare Ltd and we hope you and you pets are having a healthy time. In June we welcomed an additional member to our increasingly busy Client Care team on reception at Leigh. She compliments perfectly the lovely Head Client Care Manager, Sarah, and Nina. We hope you will join us in wishing Sam an excellent future at Vetcare.

In August we will be welcoming Veterinary Surgeon, Ailsa Williamson, to Vetcare. Ailsa trained at Liverpool University and, competent at all aspects of veterinary medicine, has a particular interest in rabbits and other more exotic creatures. So that makes two great additional members to the team. 

Our summer newsletter runs from July to September - find out about the 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, and the latest we have available for Preventive health - worming, flea control and vaccination.

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 - July 2016: Dental Club

Our Nurses at each surgery run FREE DENTAL CLUBS for dogs and cats. Come along (bring the children if you like too) to learn how to keep teeth in tip top condition, remove plaque and prevent tartar build up. And each pet will go home with a FREE Goody Bag. We are also offering 10% OFF all preventive dental health products during July.

Dental and Oral Health is really important for all our pets and dental disease is one of the commonest conditions we treat in pets. Plaque soon builds up, mineralises to form tartar, which invades the gum line causing periodontal disease. Infected gums can cause tooth root disease and bacteria can enter the blood stream affecting other organs.

During July we are offering FREE DENTAL CHECKS with the Veterinary Surgeon, contact us to make an appointment.

Our Nurses also run Clubs for new Kittens and Puppies, Rabbits, 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 retired as a Director of Vetcare at the end of June 2016. He is continuing to work as a Veterinary Surgeon in the Practice - on a part time and locum basis (so regular days each week, 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. He will still be the usual 'part of the furniture' at Bolton!

We are also recruiting an additional Veterinary Surgeon and Nurse 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 July 2016 - Tigger

Tigger is one very special and much loved Star Patient. His mummy noticed some lumps at an early stage which turned out to be something completely different than you might expect. Another story with a very happy ending!

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.