Welcome to Autumn at Vetcare.Many congratulations to Sophie (Nurse Manager at Leigh) and Gareth who were engaged this summer. Also to Kim (Nurse Manager at Sale) and Carolyn (Office Manager), both of who are proud mummies - see our Autumn Newsletter for more about this. As usual it is packed full of useful practice information, health related stories and special offers.
We have some revolutionary tick and flea treatment / prevention products for dogs (Bravecto) and a brand new 'all in one' worm, flea and ectoparasite treatment for cats and dogs (Prinovox). Our new wormer, Milpro, is preventive for lungworm in dogs as well as roundworm, tapeworm etc.
We hope you have all had a super summer time and any children have settled back in to school. Don't forget, they are all welcome at the Practice when you bring your pets. Education on pet health and understanding is important for them too.
New to the Practice? You can register online or make enquiries through this website. Established clients can also arrange appointments and order repeat prescriptions online too.
Nurse Club of the Month - November 2015: Rabbit Club
So, you have acquired or already own a cute bundle of fluff and want some professional advice; then you have come to the right place. There are a lot of questions you may have about your rabbit. There may also be much we can tell you that you might not have considered. Feeding, care, preventive medicine, vaccinations, dental care - all this and more will be covered at our Nurses' FREE RABBIT CLUB. Children are especially welcome to come along too. And you will have a new friend to call on for advice.
As well as a Rabbit Club booklet you will receive a goody bag and lots of friendly, expert advice.
Our Nurses run Clubs for new Puppies and Kittens,Junior Pets, a Weight Club, Arthritis Club, Junior Club, Senior Pet Club, Diabetes Club, Rabbit Club and Small Furry Club. These are great to bring the children to as well. They are all FREE OF CHARGE and give you a great opportunity to develop a relationship with someone who can be a contact at your surgery. So don't wait, get in touch now to book your private appointment at the Club of your choice. Even though we focus on one of these each month, you can book an appointment for any Club.
Nutrition and Vet Complex Diet
For the optimal health of your dog, cat, puppy or kitten we stock the full Virbac VetComplex Range of 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?
Vet Complex costs about 25% 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.
In July we welcomed Andrea Beswick to our team of Veterinary Surgeons. Andrea grew up and lives locally. Vetcare was one of the Practice's that Andrea gained experience at during her University Studies and we are really pleased she chose to have full time employment with us. She is a great person and we are all happy to have her on board. We hope you agree with us when you get the opportunity to meet her.
We are also recruiting an additional Veterinary Surgeon 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 Nov 2015 -Bella
Bella is one lucky gentleman, who used up one of his 9 lives but is fighting fit again now. Read all about what happened and how were were able to help...
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 let us know.
Free Heart Checks
We are offering FREE Cardiac Examination to all Cats and Dogs until the end of December 2015. Please contact your nearest surgery to make your free appointment to see the Veterinary Surgeon. Help us to pick up heart conditions before they cause a problem.
From April 2016 it will be compulsory that all dogs are 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.