Your pets well-being is very important to us. At The Dales, we strive to give your pets the very best of care and treatment. We like to listen to your concerns in determining the best way forward for your pet.

Below is a non-exhaustive list of some of the services we provide. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Such services include but are not limited to:


  • 1st Opinion Consultations
  • Vaccinations
  • Dermatology including Itchy dogs & Allergies
  • Parasites including Flea,Tics and Worms
  • Eye problems
  • Ongoing and package care for chronic problems such as allergic dermatitis, heart failure, diabetes, Cushing’s disease and many more
  • Nurse clinics for puppy weighing and health checks, nail clipping, second vaccinations.
  • Firework phobia


  • Spay
  • Castrate
  • Hernia Repair
  • Dew Claw Removal
  • Lump Removal
  • Amputation
  • Caesarean Section
  • Pyometra
  • Entropion
  • Cherry Eye
  • Soft Palate Reduction
  • Dentals
  • Fracture Repairs

If there is any treatment that is not listed, please enquire by clicking here


  • One of our vets, Mr Matei Safta, specialises in Exotics
  • Exotics including Budgies, Parrots, Ferrets, Tortoises, Amphibians, Rabbits, Rodents and many more!

For more information on Exotics, click here.

Pet Travel

One of our vets, Daniel-Dean Steerforth, is approved by the Ministry for preparation of documentation (AHC’s) related to animal travel. Since the UK left the EU, the process has changed and has become more complex.

In order for your animal to be able to travel to EU countries, or further afield, the following information is required by us to prepare the documents:

  • Name, date of birth, species, breed of animal, reason for travel or reason for export.  
  • Details of the animals vaccinations, including its Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Number.
  • Name, address and contact details of the owner.
  • Name, address and contact details of the recipient of the animal in the 2nd Country 
  • Purpose for which the animal is being exported.

The Rabies vaccination must be given a minimum of 21 days before the animal is due to travel.

For some Countries, not EU countries, a Rabies Anti-body test is required.

The Documentation must be completed by the OV Veterinary Surgeon within 10 days of the intended date of travel. This process can take up to 2 hours to complete.  

Please contact reception on 0151 203 2000 to book in or for any further information.


At present we can only offer Lameness Diagnosis, Laminitis Diagnosis and Treatments, Colic Callouts, Strangles Swabbing and Treatments, Flu/Snotty Nose Treatments and Vaccines… This may change in the near future, we will keep you posted. 

If there is any treatment that is not listed, please enquire by clicking here

In House Diagnostics

  • In-House Bio-Chemistry Blood Testing
  • In House Haematology Blood Testing
  • Microscope Testing for Parasites
  • Parvo Virus Snap Tests
  • Giardia Snap Tests
  • Urine Testing
  • Ultrasound Scanning
  • X-Ray 
  • Equine Worm Counts
  • Equine Blood Health Checks

When necessary, samples will be sent to Idexx Lab for further analysis. 

We have excellent referral practices for Eye Correction Surgery, Cruciate and Orthopaedic Specialist Surgeries.