Exciting times are ahead for us here at The Friendly Animal Clinic. We have been in our current rented property at the top of Tuel Lane now for 13 years, our client base has grown over this period to such proportions that it’s time for change.

After a couple of years searching for just the right space, with better parking facilities for our customers and a single ground floor working area, better suited for clients and the animals, we feel we have found the perfect spot.

The Old Post Office, Station road, HX6 3AA down in Sowerby Bridge town centre, is currently in the process of being converted into our new, state of the art veterinary surgery.

We believe this will be a much more accessible and convenient location for all our clients. It has a much bigger carpark, a wheelchair access ramp and no steep awkward stairs to negotiate for you or your pet. By car, train, on the bus or on foot we think this is the perfect location.

The outside of the building is beautiful. Full of character and dates back to 1923 when it’s original use was as a post office and sorting office. Inside, a brand new space is being created which will include a spacious reception and waiting room, with 3 large and easily accessible consult rooms. We will, as usual, be stocking pet food and accessories and also have a wheelchair accessible W.C.

The connecting old sorting office hall is being converted into 2 highly equipped theatres, separate dog kennels and cattery along with an isolation ward, an x-ray room and a separate dental room.

We are also making space for future plans to install a CT scanner that will further help to expand our diagnostic and treatment options.

We shall remain an independent veterinary practice maintaining all the one to one, personal care for your pet that you have grown to expect from husband and wife team, Myles and Cheryl. We look forward to showing all our clients and future prospective clients around the new building this coming summer.

We shall keep you all posted on the development of this exciting project in the valley, so keep checking on Facebook and the website for updates….

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We have moved. Our new address is: The old post office Station Road Sowerby Bridge HX6 3AA Dismiss

Given the current unprecedented circumstances, we have decided to take
further action regarding the service we are able to offer. Please read
all of the following notice:

As of Wednesday March 25th we are open at the surgery between 9 am and 5
pm only, and only on weekdays.

We are running this service with reduced staff and FOR INJURY AND

For any enquiries regarding your pet, if you feel you need an
appointment or need to collect medication, we are here, but please
please telephone us first, do not come into the building unless we are
expecting you.

If you have an urgent issue, our Receptionist or Nurse will take the
message and liaise with the on site Vet. If appropriate and necessary,
we can then either arrange a consult in the Clinic or on the Telephone
(as we have been doing so far, this will be a chargeable consult).

We ask that the minimum number of people attend with the patient,
preferably just ONE PERSON to accompany the patient please unless we
agree otherwise.

We also ask that on arrival you wait in the car and notify us by phone.

We are here to keep you supplied with ongoing medication but this will
be subject to the usual Vet decision and supply of stocks. Please
contact us in advance as much as possible.

We can post medication out also.

We can receive information (eg photos to help with telephone consults)
and queries on the email info@friendlyanimalclinic.co.uk but please note
we will only respond to the emails between 9 am and 5 pm.

We feel it is not appropriate to encourage client attendance for routine
affairs that can wait for a short time, hence routine appointments for
boosters, flea and wormers, neutering etc is on hold for now. We will
still be able to supply flea and wormers when appropriate but it may
take 1 to 2 days.

Outside of weekdays 9-5 we will be operating the EMERGENCY SERVICE, but
unable to receive routine enquiries. Telephone the practice for

We appreciate your understanding and support during this uncertain time.