Emma Hampton

Emma joined Valley Vetcare in 2017 having completed her Animal Nursing Assistant training at Hopwood Hall. She is involved with all aspects of the nursing care of our in patients and assists in theatre preparation and surgical cases, and is doing her nurse training at Myerscough College. She lives in Rochdale with her partner Dan and her two children. She has two Shar-Pei dogs called Nala and Simba and three cats Jess, Leo and Rosie. In her spare time she enjoys listening to rock music and going to live gigs.

Gillian Jackman

Gill joined Valley Vetcare in June 2017 as part of our reception team. She lives in Rossendale with her family and many, many pets! Her menagerie covers fur, feather and fleece. She has eight horses, a flock of Texel sheep, dogs including a rescue called Erica and her Huskies Boy and Elkie. There are also lots of rescue cats, birds and hedgehogs. In her little sparetime Gill’s hobbies include walking the dogs, riding the horses and caring for any and all of her patients.

Extra Large Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Extra Large Dog Pet Health Care Plan

 

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard extra large dog plan (40.0kg+) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Large Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Large Dog Pet Health Care Plan

 

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard large dog plan (20.1-40.0kg) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Medium Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Medium Dog Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard medium dog plan (10.1-20.0kg) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

 

Small Dog Pet Health Care Plan

Small Dog Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard small dog plan (0-10.0kg) includes routine annual vaccinations against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis and Kennel Cough (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and flea, tick, roundworm and tapeworm parasite treatment for twelve months (does not include lungworm treatment). You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Rabbit Pet Health Care Plan

Rabbit Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard rabbit plan includes routine annual vaccinations against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and endoparasite treatment for twelve months. You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Cat Pet Health Care Plan

Cat Pet Health Care Plan

We have a range of Pet Health Care Plans available for your pet. The Standard cat plan includes routine annual vaccinations against flu, enteritis and leukaemia (including the primary course if required), a full six month health check and parasite treatment for twelve months. You also get discounts on a range of services including blood tests, neutering, microchip and dental treatment. The Platinum plan also covers the cost of unlimited in-house veterinary and nurse consultations (consultation fee only). Click on the above link for specific details.

Orthopaedic day!

We’ve had another busy day in surgery. The main operation today was a tibial tuberosity advancement which is used to treat dogs that have damaged their cruciate ligaments in the knee joint. Cruciate disease is very common in many breeds of dogs (and we do occassionally see cats with it too!). Some of the breeds that are most prone include Labradors, Rottweilers, West Highland White Terriers although almost any dog can be affected. Often there is an injury that seems to cause a sudden onset lameness, however we know through research that there is often a period of ‘wear and tear’ to this structure before final failure. If the ligament breaks the joint becomes inflammed and painful, and because it is suddenly unstable most dogs are unable to bear weight properly on the leg. We will administer pain relief and book x-rays to confirm that this is the injury. Some cases can be managed medically, but most often surgery is required. The two main ways to correct the injury are either to replace the ligament with an artificial device such as a lateral suture or to perform a procedure that biomechanically changes the joint so that it becomes more stable. Each case is assessed and a decision made as to the most appropriate treatment. With these cases we generally expect the animals to be back to normal exercise within 3-4 months! If your pet has had any injury or you are looking for advice then feel free to contact the clinic.