About Us

 

Situated in Penwortham, Longton and Wesham, near Preston in Lancashire, we are one of the largest veterinary practices in the north west of England.

Our practice has been established over eighty years, and we have been the vets of generations of the region's family pets and livestock. Over the years, our practice has grown from a one-man practice to our present-day team of twelve veterinary surgeons, a dedicated team of veterinary nurses and our supportive and experienced admin staff.

We combine our vast experience and expert knowledge with modern, up-to-date ideas and techniques to bring you a comprehensive, professional and caring service at a fair price.

We pride ourselves on providing our own out-of-hours service to our clients, so that your animal will always be seen by one of our vets at our surgery.

In June 2012 we changed our name to Ribble Vets when we became a limited company. Our dedicated team of veterinary surgeons, nurses and support staff remain unchanged.

RCVS Accredited

In 2005, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons set up a new Practice Standards scheme. This is a voluntary scheme to accredit veterinary practices in the UK. Through setting standards and carrying out regular inspections, the scheme aims to promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care.

To become accredited, practices volunteer for rigorous inspection every four years and will have met a range of minimum standards including hygiene, 24-hour emergency cover, staff training, certain types of equipment and cost estimation procedures. They may also be subject to spot-checks between inspections.

We are delighted to have passed our inspection and we are proud to say that we are an RCVS Tier 2 Accredited Practice.