Ensuring animal welfare in an ethical environment
Barn Lodge Veterinary Hospital and associated practices provide small animal veterinary care for the full range of domestic pets, from cats and dogs, to hamsters, birds and exotic species.
We are a dedicated and professional team, based from our parent practice in Ormskirk, which is a hospital conforming to RCVS Practice Standards Tier 3. We also have three branch surgeries across West Lancashire & Merseyside, namely Skelmersdale, Orrell near Wigan and, most recently, Kirkby.
Easter time is now upon us and every small animal vet is therefore bracing themselves for one of the most commonly reported emergencies during this festive period – pets eating chocolate!
With plenty of chocolate in many homes during this holiday, it is perhaps not surprising that dogs in particular frequently manage to get hold of some (or all) of these to eat! Have you found the unclaimed sweets from the Easter egg hunt?
The Government has introduced new legislation meaning that from April 2016, all dog owners will be required to have their dogs microchipped by law.
What is a microchip? A microchip (AKA ID chip or Identichip®) is a small electronic device, approximately the size of a grain of rice, which can be inserted under the skin on the back of your animal’s neck. An external scanning machine can read this chip which holds a unique code, which then links to the owner’s details on a centrally managed database.
We provide a 24 hour emergency service to our clients every day of the year. This includes both free veterinary advice on our dedicated emergency telephone and, for cases requiring immediate care, arrangement of an emergency consultation with the Veterinary Surgeon.
In total we provide out of hours emergency veterinary care to 13 veterinary practices in the area, including our own four.
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