We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
I joined Vets4Pets Burscough when it opened. Originally I was just here temporarily for 6 weeks, but soon fell in love with the practice and clients and decided to become a partner along with Amy.
After graduating from the University of Liverpool I spent several years working as a mixed vet in rural Wales, but then decided to concentrate on small animals. I am a member of the Association of British Acupuncturists and love using acupuncture as an additional treatment for a wide range of conditions.
Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, our two dogs Louie and Gypsy and our tabby cat ChilliBonBon!
Dr Maria Livesey
Practice Owner & Registered Veterinary Nurse
CertVNECC VNMA (Rehab & Physio)
Hi, my name is Amy and I am a Registered Veterinary Nurse and Practice Partner here at the Burscough surgery. I have been in practice for 7 years, and I qualified in 2015. I am passionate about all aspects of Veterinary Nursing, but I particularly enjoy providing nurse consults for all of the pets that we see at the surgery. I try to continuously keep my knowledge up to date, and I am currently undertaking further study to gain a certificate in emergency and critical care.
At home I have two border terriers called Nell and Kiwi, 6 chickens and 2 sheep! When I do leave the surgery I spend as much time as I can with my husband and my beautiful daughter and son. I also enjoy walking, seeing friends, and going on as many holidays as I possibly can!
I have worked for Vets4Pets for several years before joining the Burscough team in May 2018. I have a special interest in rabbit nursing and strive to improve the welfare of rabbits via my nursing clinics.
At home I have 2 rabbits, 2 deaf cats and currently 8 hens, some of which are ex battery hens saved through the British Hen Welfare Trust who I also volunteer for. Outside of work, my hobbies include lots of travel, music concerts and collecting exotic poultry breeds. You may also have seen me on the 2018 Vets4Pets advert with my white cat JLo!
Hi, my name is Lottie and I have been working as a VCA since late May 2017, at Burscough Vets4Pets. At college I studied animal management at a diploma level and later went on to study both English Literature and Health and Social care. I have since worked in various roles within animal care and I am particularly interested in animal behaviour and evolution. As of September 2019 I have now started my training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse!
When I'm not working I enjoy reading, crafts, spending time with family and friends, painting, drawing and caring for my herd of animals that include a Shih Tzu - Teddie, Jack Russell - Codey, Siberian Forest Cat - Tatiana, Two rescue moggies - Vincent and Pablo and a Corn Snake - Florence.
Hi, my name is Alice and I am a student veterinary nurse at Burscough Vets4pets. I have started my final year of training to qualify as a registered veterinary nurse, so wish me luck! I started out working with animals by volunteering in local rescue centres but found my passion looking after animals in the veterinary world.
At home I have two border collies called Max and Jackson, as well as four crazy cats; Carley, Tigger, Polo and Kit.
Hi, my name is Naomi and I am currently a student veterinary nurse at Burscough Vets4pets. I have just finished my first year at Myerscough college and looking forward to returning in September.
I have always had a passion for animals and been brought up around them my whole life. I’ve always wanted to have a career within animal welfare and found I was passionate about nursing when completing voluntary work experience within a practice. I love all aspects of my studies especially laboratory work and orthopaedics. I look forward to qualifying as a veterinary nurse.
At home I love spending time with my fiancée and my son. We are always on a new adventure with our 3 Jack Russells: Roxy, Buddy and Roscoe.
Student Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Registered Veterinary Nurse
Hi, I'm Lucy and I am one of the Veterinary Care Assistants at Burscough Vets4Pets . I love animals, I am a farmer’s daughter and I have been around all kinds of animals all of my life. I first studied Health and Social Care at Cardinal Newman College, and had a weekend job at Windmill Animal Farm which was an amazing first job! I couldn't imagine my life to be any different. I am hoping to carry on working with animals as long as I can, and hopefully next year will start my training to become a qualified Veterinary Nurse!
Hi my name is Yvonne. I'm always at my happiest when surrounded by animals. I started my working career in a boarding kennels before moving to a Veterinary Surgery. I started my family and chose to have an extended break from my career. I have worked at Burscough Vets4Pets since it opened and I'm thrilled to be back in the environment where I feel I belong.
Outside of work I am the proud owner of Foz my Springer Spaniel, who you may occasionally see sat with me at the reception desk. I am a keen gardener, always trying to create natural habitats for our fantastic wildlife. Now my children have grown up and are at the stage of leaving home I have set myself a challenge of training so I can compete in a half marathon and who knows maybe even go on to do a full marathon!
Hi my name is Laura and I'm one the Client Care Coordinators at Burscough Vets4Pets! I have always loved animals and have worked in boarding kennels and rescue centres in the past, and I have a BSc. degree from the University of Chester in Animal Behaviour & Welfare - welfare and rescue being a particular passion of mine.
I have two rescue dogs, Arthur a Spaniel x Labrador and Pugsley the Pug, as well as over 30 ex-battery hens, 3 turkeys and around 10 rescue feral cats. Being front of house I look forward to meeting you all, so please come and say hello with your furry friends!
My name is Abbie, I have worked for Vets4Pets for a number of years. Before working at Vets4Pets I developed much of my experience working in Kennels, handling and owning show dogs and completing an FdSc in Animal Welfare (Nursing).
I devote all of my time at home to my family, my Husband and my two beautiful children Alice and George. We also have two American Cocker Spaniels called Lilly and Autumn who are very much part of the family.
Vets4Pets Burscough is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
As the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) intensifies we have had to make some changes to enable us to remain open providing the level of care we feel your pets deserve, whilst safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our clients and colleagues.
From Monday 23rd March we will be reducing our opening hours these will be:
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturdays 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sundays 10.00am - 4.00pm
Outside of these hours our emergency provider Ribble Vets will be available on 01772 746393.
Veterinary consultation will be by appointment only and may require a telephone triage with a nurse before booking. Please do not visit if you or any member of your household is feeling unwell, if this occurs please speak to our team and we will endeavour to help see your pet whilst ensuring the health of others. We request that only one owner attends the appointment with your pet.
Dental X-RayUnlike humans, dogs need to be under general anesthesia for dental X-rays. Anesthesia is considered to be a safe procedure and will be performed after a general examination. It is tailored to the individual and your dog is continuously monitored during the dental exam.
OrthopaedicsSurgery of joints and bones.
Operating TheatreAn operating theatre with gaseous anaesthetic facility for surgical procedures.
Separate Cat & Dog WardsSeparate cat and dog hospital wards, designed to ensure your pet is kept in a comfortably stress free environment.
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Digital X-RayDigital X ray equipment is available.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
EndoscopyAn endoscope is a long tube connected to a light source and video camera that sends real time images to a television screen for viewing. Endoscopy is the use of an endoscope within internal structures and organs of the body. The endoscope can be inserted through natural openings such as the mouth, nose or rectum to reach the structure of interest.
Blood Pressure MonitorUsed to measure the range of blood pressure as a preventative treatment to identify early signs of systemic hypertension.
ECGECG is also available to keep your pet's heart healthy.
UltrasoundGenerates 2-D moving images of your pet’s internal organs at work.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
HaematologyAllows the assessment of a patient's blood and blood cells.
ElectrolyteEnables the assessment of critical blood chemicals such as sodium and potassium.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
Soft TissueSurgical procedures involving the soft tissues such as ears and skin.
Health PlansDesigned to cover all the regular pet care essentials such as vaccinations and flea and worm prevention, whilst saving you money.
Nurse ClinicAppointments with a highly qualified nurse which can cover anything from nutrition and fitness advice, grooming techniques, to pet socialisation classes.
Locally OwnedThis practice is locally owned.
Hospital WardSuite of custom-built kennels for the housing and monitoring of in-patients.
Groom RoomGrooming services available for your pet.
AnaestheticGeneral anaesthetic enables us to perform many procedures kindly and safely for your pet.
AcupunctureAcupuncture has evolved from the ancient art of placing needles into particular locations on the body in order to alleviate pain, improve recovery rates and increase resistance to disease. It has been practised by the Chinese and other Eastern cultures for thousands of years and may be used to treat a wide variety of illnesses in people and animals.
Open 7 Days a WeekWe are open 7 days a week.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack