A Proud History
We are proud of our history. Our veterinary practice was the original practice in the town of Burnley. It was established very much in the mould of James Herriot, dealing with all creatures great and small. Originally the practice mainly dealt with farm animals but also on a smaller scale, provided care for companion pets. Then in 1998 the large animal side of the business was passed over to our neighbouring practice to allow us to focus on providing veterinary care for companion animals.
In May 2001 we moved into larger premises in Trafaglar Street. This is at the crossroads of two of the main thoroughfares into Burnley. Our new practice is three times larger, in terms of floor area, with two operating theatres and much improved facilities for our in-patients. Our reception area has the added benefit of being easily accessible by less mobile clients and their pets.
With changes in the nature of the types of pets owned by the Burnley community, we evolved into a companion animal practice. We also treat a varied number of birds from budgerigars to parrots and sparrowhawk to owls. To ensure we offer our clients and patients good quality care and service, our vets and nurses regularly undertake further training to keep their skills up to date.
Oakmount Veterinary Centre are extremely pleased that in March 2017 we have attained Small Animal Veterinary Hospital Accreditation in our latest Royal College Of Veterinary Surgeons' Practice Standards Inspection.
We are one of only two Small Animal Veterinary Hospitals in East Lancashire and one of only 5 in the whole of Lancashire!
As an Accredited and Inspected RCVS Hospital, our standards of care meet the requirements of our regulatory body at the highest level, both day and night.
24/7 - 365 Days a Year
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, with a team member on site at all times.
We offer a blood test to all patients that require general anaesthetic, just as you would have received when admitted for surgery in a human hospital. These important blood tests have revealed several cases of sub-clinical illness which has allowed us to change our routines to even further reduce the risk facing patients that undergo operations. We do charge for these optional tests but firmly believe that this added expence is well worth it for the health of our Very Important Patients (vip's).