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Hedgehog friendly vets

Unfortunately not all vets are happy to see a sick or injured hedgehog.  In the UK vets receive no specific training in the treatment of wildlife so they may not have any experience or facilities for its long term rehabilitation. There is a common myth that vets are obliged to treat wildlife for free. In fact they are obliged only to relieve suffering, this may lead to hedgehogs being euthanased unnecessarily.

If you have found a hedgehog that is bleeding or has obvious injuries, it's essential that it is taken to see a vet as soon as possible.  Below is a list of local veterinary practices that we know have experience in handling and treating hedgehogs:-



Adlington Vet Centre - 150 Chorley Road, Adlington, PR6 9LQ

Tel: 01257 474800

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 6:30pm

Saturday 8:30am – 12:00

Chorley Vets - 110 Market Street, Chorley, PR7 2SL

Tel: 01257 274767

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 7:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Standish Vet Centre - Hawthorn Lodge, School Ln, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0TE

Tel. 01257 472200

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday 8:30am to 12:00

Sunday  Closed


Withy Grove Vets - 37-39 Station Road, Bamber Bridge, PR5 6QR

Tel: 01772 330103

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 8:00pm

Saturday  9:00am - 2:00pm

Sunday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Oakhill Veterinary Centre - 93 Conway Drive, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 3ER

Tel. 01772 718774

Monday to Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm

Saturday  8:00am - 2:30pm

Sunday Closed


Standish Veterinary Centre - Hawthorne Lodge, School Lane, Standish, WN6 0TE

Tel. 01257 472200

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday  8:30am - 12:00 noon

Sunday Closed

Gilmore Veterinary Surgery - 52 High Street. Standish, WN6 0HF

Tel. 01257 426110

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday  8:30am - 12:30pm

Sunday Closed

Anrich Veterinary Hospital - 19 Caroline Street, Wigan, WN3 4EL

Tel. 01942 242001

Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:30pm

Saturday  8:30am - 11:00am

Sunday Closed

My Pets Vets - Moss Ind. Estate, Walter Leigh Way, Leigh, WN7 3GP

Tel. 01942 417800

Open 24 hours


Armac Vets - 147 The Rock, Bury, BL9 0ND

Tel. 0161 764 4618

Open 24 hours


Mearley Vets - 2 Kenyon St, Accrington, BB5 1BE

Tel. 01254 231703

9:00am - 8:00pm 7 days a week

Mearley Vets - 17 Holden St, Clitheroe, BB7 1LU

Tel. 01200 423763

Monday to Friday  8:00am – 7:30pm
Saturday  Closed
Sunday  Closed

If you would like to suggest a veterinary clinic to add to this list, please let us know.

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