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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 2017

We hope you are all enjoying the warmer weather and having lots of fun with your pets - big or small. We really look forward to seeing you all during 2017. We have planned some great schemes in 2017 to help you with preventive health coupled with discounted treatment options. We have a new instalment scheme to assist with major treatments that are suddenly required which will be really helpful for uninsured pets.

We are also 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.

 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 - June 2017- Rabbit Club

It is National Rabbit Awareness Week from the 17th to 25th June 2017. This support service for rabbits has been running for 11 years. We want to make maximum use of this time to help you to offer the best care, welfare and preventive health for your pet  rabbits, so we are extending Rabbit Awareness Week through the whole of June giving you plenty of time to take advantage of our services and special offers.

At our RABBIT CLUB you will learn all about your rabbits needs and how to check that he/she is fit, well and happy.  We will discuss handling and housing, neutering, preventative healthcare, nutrition, pet insurance and much much more.  It is completely free to attend and you will receive a FREE goodie bag too! You’d be hopping mad to miss out!! To book, simply contact your closest Vetcare surgery and speak to our lovely reception team or All our advice Clubs are FREE OF CHARGE. Contact us to arrange 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 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

2017 has been a really busy year and we are recruiting two new Veterinary Surgeons to join the team and assist with the increased workload. In the meantime we have one or two long term locums; they are great people and exceptional Veterinary Surgeons.

Jessica Whitehead Holmes has relocated to the Sale Surgery and is completing the final part of her Veterinary Nurse Training there.

We have an additional Client Care Manager to join our evening team at Leigh - Pauline Ramsay, who started with us on 15th May. We also have a new Client Care Manager at Sale - Aleks Trzcinka, who starts with us on 30th May. We have employed a fabulous Student Veterinary Nurse at Leigh - Gemini Slater who started in April and is fitting into her new role excellently.

We are currently recruiting an additional full time RVN (Registered Veterinary Nurse) to join the Leigh Team.

All of our Veterinary Nurses are qualified and registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Many practices don't ! 

Star Patient June 2017

Ginger Nut came into our Hindley branch this month when his owner noticed he was limping quite badly on his front leg, His paw looked quite swollen and he just wasn't his normal happy self.

When he was examined by our veterinary surgeon there was a tiny scab on his leg. Read on to find out more......

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, but it may be that you really want us to tell your pet's story. 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.