Facilities & Services

Cat Waiting Area

We have a separate Cat Waiting Area, if your cat gets distressed ask a member of staff who will direct you to a quiet room.

For Both You and Your Pet

Our premises are airconditioned for greater comfort both you and your pet.

Pet Passports and Export

We are registered with the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to handle export and import of pets.


We have a close association with the local dog groomers at Mutz Cutz, just up the road from the practice. They offer a personal service following a one to one meeting with owners. A vet from this practice can be present at the grooming if your pet needs any treatment (anal glands or ears for example) and if your pet needs sedation for grooming, we can arrange that as well.

‘Young at Heart’

A ‘Fixed price’ check up for the older pet. Including a full examination, blood test, etc.

Charity work

We are very proud of the fact that our practice works with many local and national animal charities to improve the care of large numbers of animals.

Pet Cremation and Euthanasia Services

We can arrange cremation after your pet has been put to sleep, or you may wish to bury your pet at home. Please discuss these options with the staff.

Pet Behaviour Problems

If your pet shows any problem behaviours, we can arrange referral to Dr David Sands, a qualified Animal Behaviourist based in Chorley.

Dr Sands’ clinic specialises in treatment of behavioural problems displayed by dogs, cats, birds, horses and exotic species. The clinic, successfully guides pet owners through treatments or Behaviour Modification Programs. All treatment methods are gentle and ‘aggression free’.

Dr Sands is an internationally known animal-related author and photographer having researched ‘human psychology’ and zoology. He is a Fellow of the Canine and Feline Behaviour Association (FCFBA) and a member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) and has appeared onTV.

What is a behaviour problem?

Dogs – Over-excitability, travel sickness, tail chasing Dog Behaviour Problemsor recurring ‘habits’, aggression towards family members, strangers or other animals, possessive, territorial and fear-related aggression, disobedience, home-alone issues including excessive-barking, destructiveness, chewing, scratching and inappropriate wetting or soiling in the house. ‘Separation-related disorders’ and ‘introvert’ or withdrawn and ‘nervous behaviours’.

Cats – Spraying, soiling in the home, aggressiveness, intermittent litter tray usage, inappropriate hunting, destructive scratching, wandering and periodic absence and insecurity. Aggression towards other cats.

Birds – Self mutilation, aggressiveness, handling problems, excessive-vocalisation and cage insecurity.

These and other more unusual behavioural difficulties can often be resolved during a single session with the correct application of drug-free therapies. The success rate after the application of clinical therapy (Behaviour-Modification Program) is extremely high. So, don’t put up with pet problems ask Withy Grove to refer you without delay.

Home Visits can also be a successful option in treating behavioural problems. You and family members can be counselled in the comfort of your own home and pets are seen in their everyday environment.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01257 249960
Mobile: 07798 556598
email: drdavidsands@aol.com
Web site: www.problempets.co.uk

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39 Station Road, Bamber Bridge,
Preston, PR5 6QR

Tel: 01772 330103
Fax: 01772 627261