Pets

Small animal practice is conducted from the three surgeries listed below. Both Accrington and Clitheroe surgeries are RCVS accredited.  These surgeries are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic and surgical facilities including digital Xray technology.  This enables a wide variety of routine and complex medical and surgical procedures to be performed at both surgeries, reducing the requirement for referral, saving our clients time, money and any added stress.

All surgeries operate an appointment system at convenient times throughout the day and our vets are encouraged wherever possible to follow up their own cases so as to ensure client continuity.

Ample parking facilities are available, either directly attached to the surgery premises or located close by.  Nurse Clinics are available at both the Accrington and Clitheroe surgeries, which often run alongside the vets’ consulting times in order to reduce waiting time for the client.

Pet Insurance

Due to the rapid advances in technology over recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the diagnostic techniques and treatments available to pet owners. Inevitably this has resulted in a significant increase in the cost of treatments, more so when animals are referred to a specialist. Consequently we strongly recommend pet owners obtain a pet insurance policy so that difficult decisions regarding treatment cost are no longer an issue for your beloved pet.  There are a large number of pet insurance companies operating in the UK which offer a wide range of insurance policies.  We would strongly recommend a whole of life insurance policy so that any chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease etc. will not normally be excluded from a claim after the policy anniversary eg. Click here for example

Pet Passport

This allows owners and their pets to travel to many Europen destinations and further afield without the need for animals to enter quarantine on return to the UK.  This consists of micro chipping and rabies vaccination.  A passport can be issued by the vet three weeks after the rabies vaccination. This will then allow the owner to travel abroad with their pet, however within 24 – 120 hours of their return to the UK, it is recommended that any pet dog is treated by a vet for tapeworm.  It is also very important to ensure that the rabies booster vaccinations are kept up to date.  The vaccination interval depends on the country of travel.  More details of the scheme can be obtained from the DEFRA website.

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