hello@boldvets.co.uk 01744 820505 Bold Veterinary Clinic, 416 Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St.Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4NA

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Independent and family run

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Welcome to Bold Veterinary Clinic. We are a family run, independent clinic in St Helens

For more than 40 years the clinic has been providing care for your pets, moving with the times to allow the best standard of treatment for your furry friends.

Our commitment to you is to provide the best care for your pet with compassion, integrity and skill and discuss any questions or concerns you have as their family. We provide care for thousands of pets each year.

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Meet our friendly staff members

All of our staff have been associated with the clinic for many years – some have been welcoming clients for more than 30 years.

Our nurses are all Registered Veterinary Nurses or Student Veterinary Nurses. This means they have passed numerous examinations, both practical and written, and are therefore able to provide the best quality of care for your pets.

David has been a vet at Bold for a number of years and also owns the clinic. He has a keen eye for detail and takes on every animal as if they were his own. He has a keen interest in acupuncture and can provide this at the clinic. In the time he has outside of caring for your pets and running the clinic with his wife, Catherine, you will find him spending time with his three young children, running miles and miles (often with a running pram or family pet) and following all kinds of sport.

Elpida is a certificate holder in surgery but is equally adept at finding the right medicine for your pets. Originally from Greece, she has lived in Liverpool for a number of years and been a familiar face at Bold for nearly a decade.

Elaine has been a vet at Bold for more than 10 years. She is able to put clients at ease instantly and her clinical knowledge means she will look after your pet as if it is her own. She is adept at multi tasking with three small children (and all of their extra curricular activities) and a young dog too!

Lesley is our main veterinary surgeon on a Saturday and has been at Bold for a number of years. She regularly helps out at Warrington Animal Welfare and even runs a cat rescue centre from her own back garden.

Nicola knows Bold inside out. She’s the person we all go to if we can’t find something / need to know something. She’s also a fantastic nurse who will go the extra mile to ensure that your pets get the best standard of care.

Paula is our longest serving member of staff and a familiar face for our regular clients. Her clinical knowledge and hard working attitude ensures all our animal friends get the best care. You may see her walking miles with her dog Riley on her days off or caravanning around the UK.

Sarah is adept at turning her hand to anything at Bold Veterinary Clinic - you may find her nursing, running reception or dealing with insurance queries!

A former student nurse at Bold, Charlotte is our most recent graduate who now gets to wear the green uniform of a registered veterinary nurse. She has a rescue cat called Theo who can do more tricks than most dogs.

Jenni is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to rabbits and is also an expert with other exotics, having studied further qualifications in this area. She has her own pampered bunny called Halle and a bearded dragon called Sharkey.

Diane now works part time with us having taken time out to have her three fantastic children. She treats every patient as if it were her own and especially enjoys making sure inpatients receive five star hospital treatment.

Chloe is our current veterinary nurse student and travels to come and work with us. She is going to make an excellent nurse once she qualifies and as a training practice we have loved supporting her through this journey

You will find Lauren on reception with a friendly face as you enter and if she can she will be the first to come and meet your beloved pet. Lauren has 2 dogs of her own and knows first hand the pressures and care needed for having a poorly pet. When she isn’t at Bold, Lauren is a beautician - maybe one day we will convince her to beautify our pets?

Mandy has been meeting you all on reception for a long time. If you have been coming to Bold for a while, you will have met Mandy who is super efficient and keeps us all running on schedule. If she isn’t in work she may be jetting off somewhere as she loves her holidays!

Karen is fondly known as Kaz and helps to make sure the animals that are with us for the day are lovingly cared for as our animal care assistant. She will make sure your pets are comfortable in their kennels, fed and cleaned and taken out to the garden to do their business! She is currently studying for her Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care.

Catherine is the one behind the scenes making sure the practice runs smoothly with the help of Nicola. When she isn’t at Bold, you will find her in the swimming pool teaching her water babies classes or running around after their three children and pets.

Make an appointment with us today

We are open Monday to Saturday. 

You can book an appointment online or ring our reception team

If it is an emergency, please phone the clinic to speak to a member of our team. For more information see our ‘What is an emergency?’ page 

We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon

Discover the facilities at Bold Vets

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  • Reception – Our reception area is spacious and well stocked and you will be met with a friendly smile.
  • Air conditioning – Our clinic is fully air conditioned for you and your pets comfort.
  • Dispensary – We have an extensive and well stocked dispensary for all of your pet’s medicines
  • X-rays – A new state of the art digital x-ray machine was installed in 2021 so these can be done on site and the same day where necessary.
  • Consulting rooms – There are 4 consulting rooms that are spacious so we can cater for any pet, big or small!
  • Surgery – We have a large fully equipped operating theatre with adjacent prep room.
  • Anaesthesia – To ensure the safest operations possible, anaesthetic monitoring is only ever carried out by Registered Veterinary Nurses, Veterinary Surgeons or senior students under close direction. As an independent practice, we are not restricted by protocols and are able to select individual anaesthetic plans for each patient.
  • Car Park – There is a large car park onsite to park your car and areas for your pet to do their business
  • Kennels – We have large safe and warm kennels area with separate rooms for cats, dogs and small animals so their stay with us is as comfortable as possible. We have walk in kennels for larger dogs, heated kennels and air conditioning so we can get the environment just right for your pets. We also have an isolation area so those with potential infections are kept separate from routine procedures. We have a big outdoor garden at the back where they go for a sniff and their toilet whilst with us.
  • In house laboratory – Bloods machines were upgraded to industry leading machines in 2021 allowing us to provide most results on the same day with the highest level of accuracy.
  • Dental facilities – From routine scales and polishes to full extractions, we are able to ensure your pets have the best smile possible!
  • Ultrasound – In house ultrasound allows us to provide rapid case progression and pregnancy diagnosis. We are supported by a specialist ultrasonographer for more challenging cases.
  • Animal Health Certificates – David and Elaine are both government approved vets so if you are planning on taking your pet away with you, they can advise you on what you need to allow your pets to travel with you and prepare all the paperwork in advance.
  • Microchipping – Microchipping is now a legal requirement for dogs (and expected to be the same for cats soon). We implant and register microchips so if your pet gets separated from you for any reason, any vet or rescue organisation can scan your pet and contact you immediately.
  • Vaccinations – For most pets, we advise baby vaccinations and then an annual booster. Please contact us for further details of what your pet requires.

Discover the facilities at Bold Vets

We are proud of the service and facilities we can offer you and your pet when you come to visit us at Bold.

We have invested heavily in state of the art equipment so that your pet has the best care possible. We have a large car park with green space to make arrival easier alongside a big waiting room. We also have comfortable kennels and dedicated operating theatre and X ray rooms.

When you come to see us at Bold, you will receive the best care from us in a professional and caring way. Please see below for more information on our facilities.

Friendly reception

Dispensary

X-ray room

Consulting rooms

Surgery

Anaesthesia

Car Park

Kennels

In house laboratory

Dental facilities

Ultrasound

Animal Health Certificates

Microchipping

Vaccinations

Your frequently asked questions - answered by us!

We know that there are many questions you may have for the veterinary clinic about your pet. Here are some of the frequent questions we get asked…

We recommend that your pet gets their annual vaccinations in line with the national guidance. This is because the vaccinations they get when they are born do not last throughout your pets life. The diseases that we vaccinate against can be life threatening should your pet catch them. Also the more animals that are vaccinated, the better for not only your pet, but the species.

Each pet is different and what one pet likes and tolerates will be different. If your pet is new to you, make any changes to their diet very slowly. This will decrease the chance of them having an upset tummy. If the team thinks your pet needs to be on a specific pet food, they will advise this when we see you. This could be due to allergies, weight control and diabetes to name a few. We would always recommend that your pet eats animal food and to keep the human food to the humans. This is because human food can adversely affect your pets weight quickly which can impact their joints and cardiovascular system, but also has sugar and salts which can affect their organs too.

There are some life threatening conditions that can result from your pet coming into contact with worms. One of these is lungworm which your pet can pick up when outside. Only prescription wormers protect from lungworm. We would recommend you use a wormer and flea treatment to protect your pet, and keep up to date with your treatments. There are different brands available and we are happy to advise you to which would be best suited to protect your pet.

Make an appointment with us today

We are open Monday to Saturday. 

You can book an appointment online or ring our reception team

If it is an emergency, please phone the clinic to speak to a member of our team. For more information see our ‘What is an emergency?’ page 

We look forward to seeing you and your pet soon

Follow our advice for healthly pets!

Dog thefts

There has been a lot of press locally and nationally recently about dog thefts, so what can you do to minimise the risk? As part of our families, we know how heart breaking it would be to be in this position and it saddens us to have to write this.

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New Clients

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We hope you find everything you need to entrust your pet’s care with us. If you have any questions, please call us on 01744 820505 or email us here….

We are an independent, family run practice that have been looking after the community’s pets for decades. We pride ourselves on looking after your pet as if they were our own.

You can register online here or phone the practice to register.

We look forward to welcoming you and your pet to Bold Vets soon.

What is an emergency?

We know your pet is a part of your family. If your pet is in an accident or needs urgent help, please contact us straight away for advice.

If your pet has any of the following, please call us straight away.

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Bringing home a new pet?

Bringing home a new pet is an exciting time for all of the family. A little research and planning will make the transition with your new family member as seamless as possible.

If you ever need any advice, feel free to give us a call.

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Vaccinations

We highly recommend following the national recommendations for vaccinating your pet.

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Pet Insurance

Pet insurance helps to provide financial cover for any unexpected emergencies. We highly recommend getting your pet insured.

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Ann-Marie Barrow

Stanley is a Border Terrier who will be 13 years old in September 2021. He has been under Bold Veterinary Clinic for the past 3 years. The team are absolutely fantastic, so caring and knowledgeable. Earlier in 2021 Stanley was very poorly and a nurse even stayed with him overnight so that he could stay on a drip to help him regain his strength. To anyone thinking of bringing their pet here, don’t hesitate - I thoroughly recommend these vets, Thank you to David, Elpida and the whole team for taking such good care of Stanley.

Michelle Hindley

We are really happy we chose Bold Vets for our new puppy. As first-time dog owners, we had quite a few questions and when it was time for puppy’s vaccinations, David gave us some great advice and was so caring and friendly with our newest family member! We came away feeling reassured and pleased we had found the right place for us. Will definitely recommend to others.

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Location:

Bold Veterinary Clinic, 416 Leach Lane, Sutton Leach, St.Helens, Merseyside, WA9 4NA

Call:

01744 820505