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Rufford Vets

Companion Animals

Here at Rufford Veterinary Group we offer a high quality, affordable, first opinion service for your pet. Our team has a wealth of experience in treating small animals from cats, dogs and rabbits to avian and exotic species.

Our services include:

  • Health checks     
  • Vaccinations
  • Neutering
  • Hip scores
  • Microchipping
  • Pet passports
  • Pregnancy scans
  • Cruciate surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Emergency and out of hours care.

We offer a range of services at all our practices, to find out what we can do for your pet, please contact us.

Our Southport branch is situated just off the A570 connecting to Scarisbrick, Halsall, the M58 and the surrounding areas. Our branch in Rufford can be found off the A59, connecting to Burscough, Ormskirk, Parbold and the M58.

We are one of the only veterinary surgeries in the area to offer our own out of hours provided by our own veterinary surgeons.

Opening Hours

  • Opening Hours

    Rufford Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: 9:00 - 13:00


  • Opening Hours

    Southport Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 19:00

    Sat: 8:00 - 13:00

    Sun: Closed



  • Opening Hours

    Tarleton Surgery

    Mon-Fri: 8:30 - 17:30

    Sat: Closed

    Sun: Closed



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  • Wards


    We have purpose built, separate wards for dogs, cats and infectious patients. Both our cat and dog wards are warm and quiet to help reduce stress when patients are recovering. Each patient is provided with a deep, padded veterinary bed allowing your pet to stay clean, dry and comfortable.

    We cater for all sized dogs and our walk-in kennel allows dogs to stretch and move around. Our isolation unit is kept separate from other kennels so that strict barrier nursing can be practiced.

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  • Operating Suite

    Operating Suite

    Our modern operating suites are clean, spacious and minimalist, providing our surgeons and your pets, the best facilities. Sterility is practised in all types of surgery.

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  • In-House Laboratory

    In-House Laboratory

    Our well developed in house laboratory allows us to perform various test such as:

    Biochemistry, Haematology, Urine analysis, Dermatology analysis, Canine specific disease testing, Feline specific disease testing, Microscopy and Cytology.

    We also have access to an external laboratory to send off additional tests required by our veterinary surgeons.

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  • Dental Suite

    Dental Suite

    Our Dental suite includes a Midmark Vetpro 1000 dental delivery unit.

    This enables us to perform thorough dental cleaning including polishing, as well as the most sophisticated tooth extractions. Our drill, tooth sectioning hand-piece allows us to carefully cut and removed the most infected tooth.

    Our compressed air/water flush hand-piece, as well as the fibre-optic light on our drill, ensures that we have a clean and visible area to work on which allows us to do the best possible job when it comes to the specialised procedure of tooth extractions.

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  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Diagnostic Imaging

    The imaging suites house our digital x-ray and ultrasonography equipment.
    This is a safe and spacious area for patients. Our padded cardio-ultrasound bed provides comfort for our patients whilst the veterinary surgeons gain vision of the heart.
    Our x-ray machine processes high quality x-rays within minutes reducing stress for our patients.


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Rufford Veterinary Group Limited is a trading name of Independent Vetcare Ltd
Company Number: 07746795 | VAT No: 115 1416 58 | Registered Office: The Chocolate Factory, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 2AU | Tel: 01225 481 520