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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.

February 2019

We hope you have all settled into 2019 well and all of your pets have enjoyed the snow (remember icy ground and snow can cause frost bite on little pads, so don't spend too long out in the cold).

We have recently invested in a new practice management computer system so please be patient if we can't easily find what we are looking or if the reminder system has some flaws. We have also updated our laboratory equipment at all four Vetcare surgeries so we can now run a whole range of tests within minutes, to help us resolve your pets' problems quickly.

Early this year we are going to be launching all-inclusive packages for new kittens and puppies and a scheme with monthly instalments for all preventive health needs for all pets, which will include a great discount package. We also have a monthly credit scheme.

We are here for you whether your are coming to see us for the best preventive health advice around, or to help you with any problems.  You can now register online or make enquiries through this website. You can also arrange appointments, order repeat prescriptions or contact any of the staff with questions. 

Nurse Club of the Month - Feb 2019 - Puppy Club

Raising a healthy happy puppy takes lots of time and commitment and we understand that our pet owners want to do the very best for their new family member. It's complex out there - whether you are seeking advice on diet, preventive health, grooming, exercise, housing, training etc., or if you haven't even started yet, and are wondering what sort of pet or dog to purchase.

Our FREE Veterinary Nurse led Clubs allow you you get the very best advice from fully trained and qualified professionals completely FREE OF CHARGE.

To book your appointment, please give the surgery a call today and our team will get you booked in. Children are welcome at our Nurse Clubs and it is a great opportunity for them to learn more. The clubs also offer an excellent opportunity for our Nurses to develop their relationships with you and your pets.

Our Nurses run many Clubs - for Puppies and Kittens, Junior and Senior Pets, Overweight Pets, Small Furries and Rabbits. There is also a Diabetes Club, a Dental Club, an Arthritis/Pain Management Club and a Sound Phobia (Scary Sounds) Club. 

Veterinary HPM Diet

For the optimal health of your pet we stock  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 10% discount on the HPM Range for all puppies, kittens and adult dogs and cats signed up on our Health Plan. Ask at reception.  

Informative image: Veterinary Nurse ManagerStaff News

A very warm welcome to Sarah Cornall, our new Veterinary Nurse Manager of the Sale branch of Vetcare Ltd. Sarah undertook her initial induction at Leigh and now works full time with the Sale team.

Sarah qualified in 2011 and in addition to general nursing has a certificate in nursing exotics. She has taught Veterinary Nursing and her own pets include 2 dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon and a ferret! We hope you look forward to meeting her, as much as we are enjoying working with her.

We currently have a vacancy for a Veterinary Surgeon and for a Registered Veterinary Nurse.

Please contact Chad Northcott to find out more information about the Veterinary Surgeon Vacancy, and our Practice Manager, Tracy Oakes, to enquire about the Veterinary Nurse Vacancy, or to register your interest for future opportunities.

You can find out more about a career in the Veterinary World on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon's website.

Did you know that we are accredited by the RCVS. Find out what that means for you and your pet.

Star Patient February 2019

This month's Star Patient is actually an organisation. There are so many charities and organisations that work tirelessly to ensure the welfare of animals, and this month's story is just one of many, to exemplify the teriffic work that goes on, often unseen, by so many loving people. We hope this draws more attention to animal welfare and helps to raise the profile of some of these charities.

If you want to find out more about animal charities that we support, or wish to make a donation to one of them, then feel free to contact your local Vetcare surgery.

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. They are a versatile and reliable option that causes minimal discomfort to the animal.Please ask for details next time you are at one of our surgeries.

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. Help us to help you become re-united with your pet should they go missing.