Reception is open from 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday
8.30am – 12.00pm on Saturday
All consultations are by appointment
Please be aware that some appointments may be reserved for emergencies.
PetPlusMember – Because your pet matters!
Here at Lime Trees Veterinary Surgeons, we believe that a proactive, preventative approach to your pet’s healthcare is far better than waiting until your pet is vulnerable, ill or suffering to put things right. We want to make responsible pet ownership simple and affordable, which is why we have designed these PetPlusMember or PetPlusMember Gold for cats and dogs, which covers all of your preventative health care for 12months.
This means that a direct debit is set up so that instead of paying each time you come to collect your pet’s monthly preventative treatment or book them in for their annual vaccination and health check, you’re safe in the knowledge that all of this is already covered!
Year-round 3monthly tick and flea treatment for dogs or monthly flea treatment for cats
Year-round monthly worming treatment for dogs or 3monthly worming treatment for cats
*Annual booster vaccination (including Kennel Cough protection for dogs and Feline Leukemia protection for cats) with a vet consultation, including a 10 point health check
3 addition vet consultations (these can be used at any time)
Complimentary nurse consultation
No administration fee for direct insurance claims
50% off microchipping
10% off routine neutering
10% off dentals (including the General Anaesthetic charge, dental x-rays and pre-operative blood tests, does not include medication given/taken and any other procedures done)
10% off all food bought from the practice
*Please note that the initial course of vaccinations are not available to be included in the Pet Health Plan but a 50% discount will be applied
While offering the best possible preventative care for your pet, PetPlusMember offers a substantial saving over the 12months to you as their human! Please call your surgery or pop in to see us and we will be happy to go through prices with you.
Although all preventative treatment is covered in the membership, should your pet require treatment for an injury or illness, normal payment protocol applies and we would expect payment for any medication or procedures at the time of dispensing or upon discharge of your pet.
Lime Trees Veterinary Surgeons are proud to be an authorised agent of PetPlan Pet Insurance, the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider with over 35 years experience in offering quality cover for the nation’s pets.
Although we hope that you never need to use your insurance, it is an essential safety net for you and your pet(s) should anything ever happen to them and we always recommend that you take out insurance for your furry friends.
It is always best to take out insurance when your pet is as young as possible, as this reduces the chances of them having a pre-existing condition before the policy start date. As we are an authorised agent of PetPlan, we are able to offer you 4weeks’ free insurance with immediate cover for injury or illness for all puppies and kittens aged between 6weeks and 12months old. This can only be issued once your new addition has had their first vet health check.
Also, if you take out a full policy before your 4weeks free is up, PetPlan will issue you with a further 4weeks of free insurance; that’s 2months of free insurance!
Terms and Conditions apply.
For owners with older pets, PetPlan also offer 4weeks of free insurance cover. This is for cats aged between 1yr and 10yrs old, and dogs aged between 1yr and 8yrs old and covers for injury immediately and for illness after 14days.
Terms and Conditions apply.
For more details on this, please contact PetPlan directly, call your surgery or ask at your appointment.
Follow the link above to visit the PetPlan website.
If you have a behavioural query with your pet you can book in for a behavioural consultation with Kathy one of our veterinary nurses.
Included in the cost of a behavioural consultation is:
An initial consultation lasting 1-2 hours during which time Kathy can discuss your pet and their behaviour in depth.
Written information of what has been discussed and advised
Two follow up consultations (either a visit to the practice or a telephone call) to discuss progress. You can also call Kathy at any time during practice hours if you need any further support regarding the advice given.
For more information and to arrange a consultation with Kathy please speak to reception on 01538 752117 (Cheadle) or 01782 385285 (Meir Park).
Our registered veterinary nurses and student nurses offer a wide range of nurse clinics at Lime Trees Veterinary Surgeons, to help keep your pets fit & healthy – from youngsters to golden oldies!
Flea & worm checks
Many of these clinics are free under our Health Plan, but please contact reception for all charges and to book in.
Puppy and Kitten Checks
If you have a new puppy or kitten, our nurses would be happy to give them a full health check to ensure that they have a clean bill of health, answer any questions you may have and give you their professional advice.
Its also a good excuse for us to have a cuddle with your puppy/kitten (our favourite part of our job) and for them to get used to visits to the vets.
If you’ve just had a new rabbit or want to bring your rabbit along for a check up, just call the surgery and book an appointment with one of our nurses.
During the consult we will be able to sex your bunny, check them over, give our advice and answer any questions about your bunny that you may have.
Being overweight is a danger to your pet’s well being and can contribute to and even cause a number of different diseases, conditions and health issues.
If you are concerned about your pets weight or would like to bring them in to get their weight checked then please book an appointment with one of our nurses; we are here to help. We can discuss their diet and exercise regimes and come up with a weight loss plan to suit you and your pet.
Your pet will be weighed each time they visit and we can monitor their progress. There are also special weight loss diets available to help your pet lose weight whilst helping them to feel full.
Periodontal disease is one of the most common problems suffered by dogs and cats. It can lead to pain and suffering as well being unpleasant and smelly.
If you would like your pet’s teeth checking then book an appointment with one of our nurses.
During the consult we can check your pets teeth and advise you on any dental work your pet would benefit from at current. We can also discuss a dental hygiene routine to maintain your pets teeth in good condition.
For all the advice you need to look after your pets why not make an appointment at one of our nurse clinics today?
The Pets Travel Scheme allows the movement of dogs, cats and ferrets in and out of the UK without the need for quarantine.
For full up to date information and to check on qualifying countries, visit: https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad
We are able to provide all that is needed to comply with the pets travel scheme and can assist in the more complex export of dogs and cats to countries such as Australia and New Zealand.
The basic rules of the pets travel scheme to EU and listed countries are as follows:
Your pet must be microchipped.
Be over 3 months of age, receive a rabies vaccination and be issued with a Pet Passport. You must wait 21 days after the rabies vaccination before travelling from or to the UK.
Dogs only, must receive a tapeworm treatment, administered by a vet, 1-5 days (24-120 hours) before re-entry into the UK.
Rabies booster vaccinations are currently every three years, with our rabies vaccination.
Please speak to reception for further information and to book an extended appointment if you require a Pet Passport. The vet will also be able to advise on prevention of exotic parasites and diseases while travelling abroad. Although no longer an official requirement we recommend tick prevention to be applied to all travelling pets. For details of exotic diseases click here
For pets receiving long term medication, repeat prescriptions can be issued and regular reviews with a veterinary surgeon are carried out. These consultations are a chance for you to discuss any concerns with the vet and for us to make sure that your pet is receiving the most appropriate medication. For prescription only medicines, a repeat prescription consultation will be performed every three months.
If you require a repeat prescription, please allow at least 48 hours notice for collection, as all repeat prescription only medicines must be authorised by a Veterinary Surgeon. Please allow additional time for weekends and bank holidays. Also, some items may need to be ordered in especially and require a longer period of notice.
Up to three months medication can be dispensed at one time but please bear in mind that we are unable to offer refunds on unused medication. Medication dispensed by Lime Trees Veterinary Surgeons may be returned to us for safe disposal.
Cat Friendly Clinic
We’re proud to be an ISFM (International Society of Feline Medicine) Accredited Cat Friendly Clinic. We understand that a visit to the vets is incredibly stressful for your feline friend. As an accredited cat friendly clinic, we have made significant differences in our approach and facilities for cats in order to make their experience as stress-free as possible. To find out more about the main requirements at each level of accreditation, take a look at this LINK HERE. If you’d like to chat to us further about our cat friendly clinic status, please do give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
We recommend the following vaccinations:
Most of the diseases listed below are either very unpleasant, difficult to treat or in some instances fatal. Vaccinations are incredibly safe and have been through rigorous safety testing. Animals should receive regular boosters to maintain adequate protection. Remember with vaccination you are not only protecting your pet but those of other people too. Failure of enough animals or people being vaccinated can result in outbreaks of diseases; examples of which are the recent measles outbreaks in humans and continued outbreaks of parvovirus in dogs locally and nationwide.
Dogs should be vaccinated against;
Canine Distemper virus
Canine Parainfluenza (as part of a kennel cough vaccine)
Leptospirosis – our vaccination includes the most up to date strains available
Infectious canine hepatitis.
Bordatella (kennel cough)
Vaccinations are also available against:
Rabies (required for dogs travelling abroad)
When puppies are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Puppies are typically vaccinated between 6 and 13 weeks of age, with an initial course of two injections. Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their first vaccination.
Don’t forget that older dogs will need protecting too. All dogs need annual booster injections as their immunity declines. Speak to your vet about the regularity of your pet’s vaccinations.
‘Kennel Cough’ is a general term used to describe infectious coughs in dogs. These are easily transmitted between dogs, so any dog mixing with a number of others is at risk. This can be while out on walks in the park, at training classes, not just when going into kennels. Most kennels require vaccination to be given at least 2 weeks before going into kennels.
Kennel cough vaccination protects against the main causes of disease (Bordatella bronchiseptica +/- canine parainfluenza) and is given intra-nasally (into a nostril).
Cats should be vaccinated against:
Feline herpes virus (cat flu)
Feline calicivirus (cat flu)
Feline leukaemia virus
Like puppies, kittens gain some protection from infections by their mother’s milk, providing the adult cat has been regularly vaccinated. But kittens will also need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Kittens are usually vaccinated at 9 and 12 weeks of age, with an initial course of two injections. They will then need a booster injection at 12 months after their first vaccination.
Your older cat will also need regular vaccination and annual booster injections to help protect them as their immunity declines. Your vet will advise you about the timing of your pet’s vaccinations.
Rabbits should be vaccinated against;
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease
Vaccination is recommended for rabbits housed both outdoors and indoors (‘house rabbits’) so this is a good time to check with your vet that your pet’s vaccinations are up to date to keep them safe from potentially fatal disease.
Myxomatosis is carried by rabbit fleas. Once infected symptoms include swelling and discharge of the eyes and most rabbits will die despite treatment. Vaccination is recommended once a year.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease is highly contagious and is spread through contaminated hutches, bedding, food and on clothing. Often the only sign of this disease is sudden death of the infected rabbit. Vaccination is recommended once a year.