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.
Our team of Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and trained staff care for our patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Oakmount Veterinary Centre proudly have a team member on site at all times.
The Veterinary Surgeon on call is responsible for ensuring a detailed and individual treatment plan is written, discussed and given to the person who is directly responsible for the nursing care that evening/weekend and that all in-patients receive the treatment and care that they require.
As the Veterinary Surgeon on call during out of hours and as a guide, we at Oakmount would expect that:
• The care given/received overnight and at weekends be no different than that we provide during our normal working day.
• All animals on fluid therapy will be checked at regular intervals during the night and at weekends.
• Analgesia, where necessary will be incorporated into the treatment plan for each hospitalised case, ensuring that there are no gaps in pain relief.
• The oncall Veterinary Surgeon will be expected to provide or arrange observations, nursing care around the clock for all critically ill animals.
Please be assured that while your pet is hospitalised with us at Oakmount Veterinary Centre our staff will take great care of him/her.
We endeavour to update and discuss all overnight care/treatment for their pets with our clients at approximately 8pm on the evening of Hospitalisation.