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 they can only treat animals on a preventative care basis.
The mobile clinic provides the following preventative treatments;
- Health Check
- Worming treatments
- Flea Treatments
They are also able to offer limited subsidised 1st line treatments for ear & eye infections.
The mobile clinic currently operates on a fortnightly schedule alternating between the Bury and Oldham areas. It is available 8.30am – 1.30pm and no appointment is necessary. For further information please ring 0161 624 4725.
Here are the dates and locations currently planned in our area :-
27th April 2016 Unsworth South Social Club, Derwent Ave, Whitefield
11th May 2016 Hoyles Park, Huntley Mount Road, Bury
25th May 2016 Close Park, Dumers Lane, Radcliffe
8th June 2016 Unsworth South Social Club, Derwent Ave, Whitefield
They 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
- They have a 3 strike rule, if your animal is under 12 months on your first visit to and is not neutered they will only see the animal on 3 separate occasions. After the third visit your animal must be neutered for them to carry on seeing it.
- They 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.
The 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
- 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,
- BL0, BL8, BL9
- OL1, OL2, OL4, OL8, OL9
All veterinary surgeons which carry out the work at the clinics are from RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital, 411 Eccles New Road, Salford, Manchester, M5 5NN.
If your animal is under care by the RSPCA veterinary surgeon, for emergencies and out of hour care contact 0300 123 0711.