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


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

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

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