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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 2018

The warmer weather is upon us but be careful with your pets in the heat of the day and remember to make sure there is plenty of water. Also remember never to leave your pet in a warm car! We are here for you whether your are coming to see us for the best preventive health advice around, or if your beloved pets are suffering with a problem.You can also contact any of our staff with queries through this website.We hope you have a great summer and are all looking forward to seeing you soon.

We have recently sailed through our re-accreditation process with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. This voluntary scheme is the best Quality Assurance you can get when it comes to UK Veterinary Practice.

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 to help spread costs.

 You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments and order repeat prescriptions.

Nurse Club of the Month - August 2018 - Weight Club

Obesity is a major problem for our pets and can have catastrophic effects on their health and wellbeing. It puts extra pressure on all the organs and your pet’s joints and this in turn will lead to them not living life to the full. We have had some fantastic results from our FREE Weight Club as we offer simple and practical advice and our nurses are always on hand for ongoing support.

At your appointment you will get a book with your pets tailor made plan that you will have agreed with your Veterinary Nurse. We will arrange to see you back for ‘weigh-ins’ at agreed times so that we can track your pets as they progress to a healthier and happier life. Don’t delay, book your appointment today!

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, a Dental Club and an Arthritis/Pain Management Club.

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?

We have SPECIAL OFFERS on the HPM Range for new Kittens and Puppies, and for adult Pets.  

Staff News

Welcome to our lovely cleaner at the Leigh Surgery, Louise Mitchell. She began employment with us during July and we are really pleased to have her on board, as part of the team. Hygiene and cleanliness are a top priority at all of our surgeries, and are imperative in a clinical environment. Louise has settled in really well and we know you will be pleased to greet her when you see her about the surgery.

Her partner is also a Veterinary Surgeon and together they enjoy cycling, walking, computer gaming and reading. She will be based mainly at Hindley and Leigh, but you will meet her at the other surgeries from time to time.She is fast becoming a popular member of our team of Veterinary Surgeons and we hope you enjoy meeting Deni in due course.

We promote vacancies here on our website - please check regularly or contact us for recruitment opportunities. We currently have a vacancy for a Veterinary surgeon. Also for an RVN at our Sale Surgery.

Star Patient August 2018

Max is gorgeous little man who didn't deserve the diagnosis that was made, but fortunately for him, we were able to be helpful and it looks like we may have cured Max. Cancer is a common diagnosis, more common in older pets but can occur at any age.

Cancer can affect many body systems and organs, sometimes lumps are obvious (skin tumours or swellings visible under the skin) and sometimes they are less obvious (internal masses or blood cancers). Sometimes they cause obvious clinical signs (pain, loss of function, weight loss), and othertimes early symptoms can be more subtle. Read on to find out more about what we were able to do to help Max. With most cancers there is usually something we can do to help.

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 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. New puppies should come with chips, but if not, we are here to help.

The BackHome bio-glass mini chips are suitable for use in many species such as dogs, cats, horses or even snakes.  The BackHome mini chip is a versatile and reliable option that causes minimal discomfort to the animal.

Just one application/implant for a lifetime of protection.  It's not just a microchip. BackHome is a complete service dedicated to keeping you and your pet together. 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. 

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.