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.
With Bonfire Night and the ever extending fireworks period looming, have you prepared yourself and your pet as much as possible to cope with this often traumatic period?
Easy and practical steps to minimise your pet’s fear of fireworks and products to help them deal with the event are discussed further.
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.