So Summer is waning fast and we hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have. We wish good luck to all those children starting or returning to school this month. We know that many of you with pets, also have children and that your pets are firm parts of the family too.
In July we welcomed a new member to our Nursing Team at Hindley. She compliments perfectly the lovely staff we have there and we hope you will join us in wishing Kiri Martin-Smith an excellent future at Vetcare. We are working on preparing everyone for the Autumn months, with lots of advice on pet health care during this time. So watch out for our Autumn Newsletter coming out in early October and another, special newsletter, all about care around Bonfire night and what we can do to help any pets with noise phobias.
Our summer newsletter runs from July to the end of 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 - September 2016: Senior Club
Our Nurses run Clubs for new Puppies, Rabbits, Overweight Pets, an Arthritis Club, a Dental Club, Junior and Senior Pet Clubs, a Diabetes Club, and a Small Furry Club. They are all FREE OF CHARGE. Ring or Email for an appointment to book any of these.
This September we are focussing on our SENIOR PET CLUB. There is much to learn about caring for older pets. They have specific nutritional needs and, just like us, often develop age related conditions which we can do a tremendous amount to help with - arthritis, dental disease, tumours, kidney problems and so on.
If you have children, for you to bring them along too. Each pet will go home with a FREE Goody Bag. We have a whole range of special offers for new kittens including free initial worming, 4 weeks FREE insurance with Pet Plan (once the vet has certified your new pet to be heatlhy) and, until the end of September, a full course of vaccinations for the cost of a booster. Microchips are also on offer at only £12.50. We also have specialist kitten food - read all about HPM Diet.
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.
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.
Millie is one of those lucky patients whose owners brought her to the surgery very promptly when they noticed she has a problem. This allowed rapid intervetion and life saving treatment. Not only does Millie's story show how brave some patients are, and how dedicated many owners are to their loved pets, but her story also highlights the importance of taking out Pet Insurance.
It is amazing what a difference Veterinary intervention can make to a pet's life, and how, for so many serious conditions, we can offer treatment that can offer a long and relatively normal life thereafter.
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
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.