Not all Vets are the same
Willows Veterinary Group is an independent mixed practice group which means that we look after pets, farm animals and horses. The Willows Veterinary Group comprises 25 small animal practices throughout Cheshire, Manchester, Staffordshire and the Wirral. The farm practice operates from 5 offices across Cheshire and North Wales. We also have two equine centres at Allostock and Malpas.
Being independent means that we are run by vets, not by one of the corporate giants who now account for over 50% of UK veterinary practices. This means we are free from financial targets set by shareholders and have the clinical freedom to treat your pet in the way we think is most appropriate.
Willows Veterinary Group is proud to be accredited by The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. The RCVS developed a voluntary scheme to ensure you, the pet owner, have the peace of mind that your pets are receiving the best possible veterinary care. This is known as the Practice Standards Scheme. Through setting standards and carrying out regular assessments, the Scheme aims to promote excellent veterinary care as standard. Be assured we won’t rest on our laurels just because we have this accreditation – we constantly strive to improve our service and facilities.
When you see your vet it is like seeing your doctor, and just as your doctor may refer you to a specialist the same is true in the veterinary world. Willows Veterinary Group has our own referral centre – Oakwood Veterinary Referrals. Oakwood is staffed by specialist Vets in Orthopaedics, Soft Tissue Surgery, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and Dermatology. Having this specialist centre means that all the practices within our group have access to the very latest equipment and diagnostic techniques including MRI and CT scanners.
Willows Veterinary Group is proud to offer our own Emergency Care in the majority of our branches. We have two emergency centres, with dedicated night teams who can care for your pet 24/7, 365 days a year should they become unexpectedly ill or injured. Run by our own staff and with instant access to your pet’s records we truly believe this makes a difference in the situation.
Just like you, it goes without saying that we all love pets – that’s why we do what we do. All our staff have pets – many of them strays that have been brought into our surgeries! We are here to help you every step of the way and are always available for help and advice.
Why Choose the Willows Veterinary Group
At Willows Veterinary Group we truly believe that we are a unique offering. Our independence means that we are free to offer the treatments and products we feel are correct for your pet. We are large enough so that we have access to the very latest equipment and techniques to provide the very best health care for your pet. In a majority of our practices, we provide our own out of hours service. We invest heavily in upgrading the facilities at our practices. We are also competitively priced – but most of all we love pets and we look after our clients. We regularly receive reviews praising our service and each year receive a flood of nominations for the annual Petplan Veterinary Awards.