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Pioneering animal eye hospital opens state-of-the-art facility

One of the UK’s leading veterinary eye clinics has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Bamber Bridge, just a stone’s throw from its previous base in Charnock Richard.

Linnaeus-owned Veterinary Vision have created a larger dedicated ophthalmology referral centre in Lancashire. This new centre has been designed and built with sustainability as a key priority.

Among the raft of sustainable measures introduced at the new surgery are heat source air pumps, sophisticated ventilation systems, maximised insulation with wool fibres, aerated taps, low energy LED lighting throughout, lighting levels which consider the surrounding environment, repurposed materials where possible and charging points for electric vehicles.

The facility also boasts three state-of-the-art operating theatres, a spacious waiting room, large central preparation room and a dedicated sterilisation and instrument preparation room.

There is also a separate cat waiting room, five large consultation rooms and a diagnostic room, together with spacious inpatient facilities for separate dog and cat hospitalisation, plus a secure sheltered outdoor exercise area.

Chris Dixon, clinical director at Veterinary Vision, said: “Veterinary Vision is delighted to open the doors to our Bamber Bridge clinic, which is larger than our previous site at Charnock Richard and offers the very best in animal eye care.

“We have made sure that sustainability is at the heart of our specially designed referral-only ophthalmology clinic. We have invested in the very latest equipment, supported by expertise from our dedicated team.”

Other facilities at the Bamber Bridge site, which is close to the M6, M61 and M65, include a large conference room that can seat 60 people, two overnight rooms for staff, a spacious car park for clients and a covered outdoor waiting area, together with access to excellent dog walking within a large parkland.

Veterinary Vision accepts referrals for all types of medical and surgical ocular disease including cataract surgery with artificial lens implantation, retinal detachment surgery, lens luxation surgery, corneal surgery and endolaser surgery for glaucoma.

Chris added: “We’re very proud of our new Bamber Bridge ophthalmology referral centre which, we believe, will be one of the leading veterinary eye clinics across the UK and Europe.

“Already, our first patients are benefiting from our expertise and we look forward to treating many more animals with eye conditions.”

Veterinary Vision, which also has another two clinics in the north of England and one in Scotland, is equipped for all types of ocular surgery with 15 veterinary ophthalmologists offering a vast range of experience and knowledge in small animal, and equine eye conditions.

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The team at Linnaeus-owned Veterinary Vision, which has opened a new state-of-the-art facility in Bamber Bridge.

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