Sunderland, Hartlepool and South Tyneside Branch

Mobile Clinic

Bury, Oldham & District Branch provides a subsidised veterinary clinic service for people in receipt of benefits or on a low income*. Funding is limited and therefore we can only treat animals on a preventative care basis.  The cost is £10 health check (including microchip).  £18 vaccination/booster (including microchip).  Worm/flea and other medicines are charged at an extra cost.

We are currently offering to microchip your pet for £5 for dogs and cats.

We are also able to offer limited subsidised 1st line treatments for ear & eye infections.

Our mobile clinic currently operates on a schedule alternating between the Bury and Oldham areas.  It is available 10am – 3pm and no appointment is necessary. For further information please ring 0300 1111 333.

Here are the dates and locations we currently have confirmed;

19th July          Ancora Car Park, Broadway, Chadderton, Oldham

2nd August     Close Park, Dumers Lane, Radcliffe

16th August     Villages Housing, Fircroft Road, Fitton Hill, Oldham

30th August     Hoyles Park, Thrush Drive, Bury

13th Sept          Tandle Hill Park, Royton, Oldham

27th Sept         Wilton Arms, 139 Coronation Rd, Radcliffe

11th October    Villages Housing, Fircroft Rd, Fitton Hill, Oldham

25th October    Parking Bay, 18 Chapelfield, Radcliffe

 

We are unable to see animals at clinic for any other illnesses, injuries or diagnostic investigations. All animals that require this type of treatment will need to contact the RSPCA Animal Hospital at Salford (Tel 0300 123 0711, Address 411 Eccles New Road, Salford Manchester M5 5NN) or contact a private veterinary practice for assistance.

Animals that will not be seen by the clinic

  • Animals that have been intentionally bred or bred for profit
  • Exotic animals
  • Stray animals
  • Wild animals
  • A maximum of 4 animals per household will be treated except at the discretion of the branch
  • We have a 3 strike rule, if your animal is under 12 months on your first visit to us and is not neutered we will only see the animal on 3 separate occasions.  After the third visit your animal must be neutered for us to carry on seeing it.
  • We do not deal with insurance claims.  The RSPCA recommends that owners take out a pet insurance policy to cover the cost of private veterinary treatment.  Insured animals will not then need to be treated at the welfare clinic, allowing resources to be used in helping other animals.
  • You will be requested to show your proof of eligibility whenever asked and at least every 6 months.

* Our veterinary clinic is for the preventative treatments of animals whose owners are in receipt of benefits or on a low income.  Benefits currently accepted:

  • State retirement pension
  • DLA
  • Employment and support allowance
  • Pension credit
  • Incapacity benefit
  • Job seekers allowance
  • Income support
  • Working tax credit
  • Bereavement benefit
  • Housing benefit
  • OR a low income which is defined as a weekly household income of £200 or less.

To qualify to use our clinics your address must come within the following postcodes:

  • M45, M26, M35
  • BL0, BL8, BL9
  • OL1, OL2, OL3, OL4, OL8, OL9

All veterinary surgeons which carry out the work on our clinics are from RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, 411 Eccles New Road, Salford, Manchester, M5 5NN.

If your animal is under care by our veterinary surgeon, for emergencies and out of hour care contact 0300 123 0711.

To have your pet neutered the information is under the heading for neutering