Based at 15-17 Hillcrest, Sowerby Bridge, our clinic has modern facilities and cutting edge equipment, allowing us to offer exceptional levels of care.
We have two consulting rooms where we see animals throughout the day Monday to Saturday. We offer longer than average appointment times so our clients never feel rushed. We believe it is important to take time to listen so we can understand exactly what the problem is and work out the best way to move forward.
Our spacious kennels allow pets to recuperate and recover in comfort. Our facilities include special kennels which have been built for large dogs so they can be treated in the kennel without the stress and discomfort of being moved. We are also able to accommodate animals who need longer term intensive care.
The Friendly Animal Clinic has two operating theatres which are equipped with the latest monitoring equipment. Our diagnostic equipment includes ultrasound and digital x-ray, which is suitable for animals of all sizes (from mice to Great Danes). We also have up-to-date laboratory equipment which allows us to carry out comprehensive blood testing and microscopic examinations, providing prompt results.

Our Facilities


Surgical procedures

We carry out a wide range of surgical procedures, including neutering, on weekdays. Patients are admitted in the morning and are usually allowed home later the same day. We are always looking to extend our services and offer surgical procedures which include; cruciate repair for dogs (TTA, wire), some micro-surgery including corneal graft repair for cats and dogs and RidgeStop™, a new surgical technique for treating patellar luxation (floating kneecap). We are currently developing our arthroscopy service (using a camera to look inside joints and treat problems).

Routine healthcare

At the Friendly Animal Clinic, we carry out all the routine vaccinations and health checks your pet needs. We offer help with worming and flea control and microchip pets so they can be identified and returned to you if they become lost. As well as working with dogs and cats, we also treat rabbits, guinea pigs and other ‘small furries’.

Our veterinary nurses provide a full range of FREE clinics ranging from puppy parties, adolescent health checks, weight clinics and geriatric clinics. They can also offer dietary advice and oral hygiene checks.

Behaviour

If you are concerned about your pet’s behavior, we are happy to help. We will discuss any issues of concern and come up with a solution tailored to your pet. If necessary, we may refer you to a specialist but where possible we will give you the help you need in-house.

The Friendly Health Club

Members of The Friendly Health Club enjoy free consultations for 12 months for a one-off membership fee. The club allows owners to bring their pets and get advice as often as they need to without worrying about the costs mounting up. This works well for those patients with a chronic condition, for example skin disease, who require regular visits to the vet and who may not benefit from pet insurance. Members also receive a discount on annual vaccinations. Please note that the membership fee only covers the cost of the consultation and any medication or surgical procedures must be paid for separately.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can help manage pain and improve an animal’s resistance to disease. Fine needles are inserted at specific acupuncture points on your pet’s body to help them cope with illness and improve their quality of life. We offer acupuncture, where we feel it is appropriate, alongside conventional treatment. Cheryl offers extended appointment times to allow for relaxation during acupuncture sessions.

Diet

One of the most important things you can do to protect your pet’s health is to feed them a balanced, nutritious diet. We can offer advice on your pet’s diet and help you find the best food to suit your budget and lifestyle. We stock a range of high quality pet foods at the surgery, including Burns, Lily’s Kitchen, Natures Menu and Arden Grange. We also stock Royal Canin, which is a special prescription pet food for animals with medical conditions.

RSPCA

At the Friendly Animal Clinic, we participate in a number of RSPCA schemes including vaccinations, neutering and the elderly animal rehoming scheme (EARS). We run a clinic every Thursday for small furries – rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters and other small, furry pets.
Cats Protection
We work with our local branch of Cats Protection, offering routine neutering and vaccinations as well as medical care.

On call service

We understand that pets can fall ill at any time so we offer a 24-hour emergency service. In some cases, it may also be necessary for us to visit your animal at home. Please call 01422 834336 for details.
Nurse clinics

Pet Passports

We offer the ‘Pet Passport’ service for clients looking to take their pet abroad. We can also complete health certificates for ‘export’ when required, for example travel to Australia. We can also offer advice on parasite control to keep your pet safe when travelling.