Oakmount Veterinary Centre
We are a small animal veterinary practice based in Burnley, Lancashire and have extensive facilities that are dedicated to the care of your pet. We also cover the surrounding areas and have a 24 hour pet emergency service and a pet ambulance. We pride ourselves on giving quality care and service, and to facilitate this all our veterinary surgeons and nurses undergo continuous professional development.
Our practice is well equipped to deal with most problems encountered in pets, from routine care such as parasite control and neutering through to home visits and major operations. Our services include diagnostic, surgical, medical, dental, hydrotherapy, x-ray laboratory and preventative services all within the practice.
Our trained veterinary nurses hold free clinics to advise on many aspects of Pet Health Care, including: puppy and kitten clinics, weight control clinics and older pet clinics. Please call our surgery if you have any queries.
Emergencies are always given priority. Please telephone the surgery to prepare for your arrival.
Out of hours
Our telephone is attended 24 hours a day by a member of our staff and one of our vets are always on call to look after your pet in the event of an emergency arising. Please respect this service and use for urgent calls only. On Bank holidays we deal with urgent cases by appointment only.
Whilst we at Oakmount provide our very own Out Of Hours emergency service we do not have a Veterinary Surgeon on site 24 hours a day, 365 Days a year.
The Veterinary surgeon on call is responsible for supplying the overnight care for all animals hospitalised with us and the frequency of checks is set on a case by case basis.
As our normal opening hours are 8am – 8.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday and Sundays, routinely regular checks are carried out on all in-patients within these times.
Outside of these normal hours and as a quide :
• All animals on fluid therapy will be checked at least once during the night.
• Analgesia (pain relief) will be incorporated into the treatment plan for each hospitalised case by the Veterinary surgeon on call, ensuring that there are no gaps in analgesia.
• The oncall Veterinary Surgeon will be expected to provide or arrange with the Nursing team round the clock observations and care for all critically ill animals.
• Animals with chest drains or open abdominal drains require almost complete round the clock observation and a Veterinary Surgeon or Veterinary Nurse will therefore stay on the premises.
Please be assured that whilst your pet is hospitalised with us at Oakmount Veterinary Centre our staff will take great care of him/her.
We endeavour to discuss all overnight care/treatment for their pets with our clients at approximately 8pm on the evening of Hospitalisation.