Coronavirus update

To our valued pets and their owners, Parker and Crowther Vets want you to know that we are here to help. We want to offer the best service possible over the challenging weeks/months ahead. But the single most important thing we can do, right now, is to protect everyone from COVID-19 is to STAY AT HOME.

So, during the “lockdown” we will be offering only urgent/emergency appointments. For the next three weeks we will not be doing booster vaccinations, first puppy and kitten vaccinations, nail clips & neutering. These will be delayed until lockdown finishes in 3 weeks. After lockdown we will have large back log, so please be patient whilst we prioritise appointments to ensure we are still able to see urgent cases.

In order for us to continue providing emergency care on a skeleton staff, we have had no choice but to temporarily close our Churchtown and Maghull branches. We will do our very best to get them open when we can.

Please call our normal phone numbers for advice and to make appointments. Our receptionists and nurses will be able to help and make you an appointment. They will be best placed to decide if an appointment with the vet or a telephone/telemedicine consultation is the most appropriate. For more guidance on these changes please visit  www.rcvs.org.uk/news-and-views/news/coronavirus-bva-and-rcvs-statement-on-changes-to-veterinary/

To protect our staff we are practising strict social distancing measures. Therefore we are asking owners not to enter our surgeries unless asked. When you arrive for your appointment please call reception to let them know you have arrived, they will instruct you further. We will be talking to you by phone or outside then taking your pet to be examined in the practice on their own, if appropriate. Any concerns please talk to us. We are taking all payments over the phone.

If you are in self-isolation, shielding or social distancing and your pet needs us, please call, and a Vet or Nurse will be able to help. We will also be offering telephone and video consultations soon.

If you need a repeat prescription please can you give us at least 72 hours’ notice.

Where appropriate, we will be able to drop off medicines and pet food to help those in need. Please ask a member of our team if you require this service.  We want to do whatever we can to help the community in this difficult time and ensure that  everyone keeps safe.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our lovely clients, for your patience, understanding and continued support.

Keep safe everyone

Phil Lauder

Clinical Director

 

A very warm welcome from our friendly Veterinary team at Parker & Crowther!

We are dedicated to providing a professional and caring environment for our clients and their pets. Our dedicated and compassionate team use their wealth of experience, up to date training and dedication to best to provide the best treatment and advice possible. You can feel confident that you and your pet/s are in safe hands with us.

We would love you and your animal/s to come in and see us! Regular check ups for your pet/s could aid early detection and treatment of any health problems. It will also help us to build a good relationship between our family and yours, ensuring you and your pet/s feel as relaxed, comfortable and confident in our surgeries as possible. Please phone for an appointment that suits you.

In the unfortunate event that your pet becomes suddenly unwell/injured, we will do our upmost to provide the most efficient and the best care possible. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice or to make an urgent appointment. Our staff are here to help.

If you have questions about providing the best care for your animal, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are here to listen, support and advise you as needed.

Further information about the services we offer can be found in the drop down menu above.

Wishing you and your pets all the very best,

The Parker and Crowther team.

Here is a summary of our treatments:

Outpatient treatment and advice

-General examinations and treatment of dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, other small rodents, ferrets and birds
-Health Checks for dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs
-Vaccinations for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets
-Health certificates and advice on foreign travel (passports)
-Microchipping
-Advice on feeding puppies, overweight animals and rodents and in certain cases of illness (food allergies, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases)

Laboratory diagnostics

-Comprehensive in-house blood testing
-Use of external laboratories for tests we cannot run in-house

Dental care and treatments

-Wide range of dental products available
-Facility available for dental scale and polish and removal of teeth

Ultrasound

-Ultrasonic testing is a modern method of detecting certain diseases, tumours and pregnancy.

X-Rays

-X-Ray examination to diagnose fractures, detect foreign bodies, internal diseases (bladder or kidney stones) and tumours, BVA Hip Scores

Surgery

-Neutering dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets and rodents
-Soft tissue surgery

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