Lanes Vets

For EMERGENCIES: Pets 01995 603 349 Farm Animals 01995 602 468 (24hrs)

Covid-19 Update

As always, we are still available for you and your pet 24 hours a day should you need us. However we are operating differently, in response to government guidelines we have restrictions and safety procedures in place to keep our team and clients safe.

If you are showing symptoms or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 we request that you do not attend the practice. 

The health and welfare of animals is at the heart of what we do and we will never abandon that. We ask you for your understanding while we work to keep everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic.

Stay safe everyone.

Practice Locator Pets

Garstang

Leachfield Industrial Estate
Green Lane West, Cabus
Garstang, Lancashire
PR3 1PR

01995 603 349 (Small Animal)
01995 602 468 (Large Animal)

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Sunday - 10.00 am – 12 noon
Bank Holiday - 10.00 am – 12 noon

Lancaster
(Dimples)

Dimples Veterinary Practice
Units 4 – 5 Lake Enterprise Court
Ladies Walk, Caton Road
Lancaster LA1 3NX

01524 67777

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Poulton-le-fylde
(Bracewell)

235 Garstang Road East
Poulton-le-Fylde
Lancashire FY6 8JH

01253 891 088

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Cottam

Tabley Lane
Preston, Lancashire
PR4 0LH

01772 970292

Opening Times

Monday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Tuesday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Wednesday - 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Friday - 8.30 am – 7.00 pm
Saturday - 9.00 am – 12 noon
Sunday - CLOSED

Vets can now do more for pets than ever before but pet owners are often surprised by the cost of veterinary bills and unaware that some conditions require ongoing treatment.

They are specialist tools and techniques that can be used to give your pet the best possible diagnosis and care but costs can soon mount up. Pet insurance can help cover these costs and allows you to budget monthly rather than worrying about paying unexpected veterinary bills.

Benefits of pet insurance:

  • Peace of mind in the event of illness or injury
  • Financial help to cover the cost of unexpected treatment
  • Able to make decisions based on what’s best for your pet without worrying about the cost of the treatment.
  • May allow you to seek veterinary advice sooner
  • Improved treatment options and outcome for your pet

Did you know?

You’re more likely to claim on your
pet insurance than your car or home policy?

Questions to ask

Questions you may find useful to ask when shopping for pet insurance

Can you pay my vet directly?
Are you a pet insurance specialist?
Will you cover my pet into old age?
Will my premium or excess increase if I make a claim?
Does the policy cover congenital, hip related or hereditary illnesses?
Does this policy cover dental treatment and behavioural problems?
Does this policy place limits on particular conditions or medications?
Is there a time or monetary limit on how long this policy will cover ongoing conditions for?

How can pet insurance help you?

Like humans, pets can suffer an illness or injury at any time.

As there is no NHS for pets, you need to consider how you would cover the cost if your pet needs treatment.

Pet insurance can help you get your beloved pet back on their feet without worrying about the cost of veterinary bills.

Choose the right pet insurance policy

It is important to realise that not all pet insurance is the same and consider carefully
which type of policy is right for your pet.

Lifetime policies

  • Cover is provided up to a set amount for veterinary fees and refreshed each policy year.
  • No time limit on how long you can claim for each illness or injury as long as you renew the policy each year without a break in cover.
  • Ideal if your pet develops an ongoing condition such as arthritis or diabetes.

12 Month/Time-limited policies

  • Cover is provided up to a maximum amount per condition.
  • There is a 12 month limit, meaning conditions will only be covered for the first 12 months.
  • After 12 months the condition will be excluded from the policy.

Maximum Benefit polcies

  • Cover is provided up to a maximum amount per condition (e.g. £3,000)
  • Once you have claimed up to the maximum amount, that condition is excluded from the policy

Accident only

  • No cover for illness.
  • Provides a fixed sum of money for each accidental injury.
  • Some policies have a 12 month limit meaning injuries will only be covered for the first 12 months.
  • Often only covers a certain amount of accidents.

What else should you consider?

Excess:
The excess is the contribution you make towards the cost of a claim. It is important to check what excesses apply as some insurance policies have a % excess in addition to a fixed excess. The excess is usually deducted from your claim settlement.

Additional Cover:
Some policies will not only cover the cost of veterinary bills but also include cover for the cost of advertising and a reward if your pet gets lost or stolen. And, can even help with legal costs if your pet causes and accident, injury or damage to someone else’s property.

Pre existing conditions:
Pet insurance does not usually cover pre-existing medical conditions that occurred before the start of a policy. It is important to get the right cover from the start as switching to a different policy could cost you more in the long run if your pet already has any illnesses.

Price:
Not all pet insurance is the same so don’t just shop around on a price alone. It’s also important to check how the cost of your policy will change over time. Most policies increase in price as your pet gets older but some insurers also increase your premium if you claim and others don’t.

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to organise any events or show you any local events as the majority have been cancelled. As soon as we get some dates for events we will be sure to let you all know and ensure they are advertised.